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Downloads of v


Last Update:

08 Jul 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Lexikos


automation hotkeys scripting windows foss admin


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

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Validation Testing Passed

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Scan Testing Successful:

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall AutoHotkey, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade autohotkey -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade autohotkey -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install autohotkey
    name: autohotkey
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'autohotkey' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller autohotkey
    Name     = "autohotkey"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'autohotkey':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.


There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 18 Jun 2024.


AutoHotkey is a free, open source macro-creation and automation software utility that allows users to automate repetitive tasks. It is driven by a custom scripting language that is aimed specifically at providing keyboard shortcuts, otherwise known as hotkeys.


  • Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks
  • Write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or a macro recorder
  • Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse
  • Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse
  • Essentially any key, button or combination can become a hotkey
  • Expand abbreviations as you type them
  • Retrieve and change the clipboard's contents
  • Convert any AHK script into an executable file that can be run on computers where AutoHotkey is not installed
  • Create custom data-entry forms, user interfaces and menu bars
  • Automate data entry jobs by reading data from text files, XML, CSV, Excel and various database formats
  • Read signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script
  • Supports Component Object Model (COM)
  • Supports advanced programming constructs such as arrays, objects, hashtables, variadic functions etc.
  • DLL calls and Windows Messages
  • Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).
  • Interactive debugging features
  • Much more ...

#Install-VirtualPackage 'autohotkey.portable' 'autohotkey.install'

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
AutoHotkey 2.0.17 9 Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Waiting for Maintainer
AutoHotkey 2.0.16 13 Thursday, May 30, 2024
Waiting for Maintainer
AutoHotkey 1.1.37 9111 Sunday, July 2, 2023 Approved
AutoHotkey 100184 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 8814 Friday, December 2, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 4353 Thursday, December 1, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 21520 Sunday, October 30, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 31166 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 34898 Sunday, June 5, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 19460 Friday, May 13, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 9469 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 6488 Thursday, May 5, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 15949 Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Approved
AutoHotkey 58832 Sunday, August 29, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 29759 Saturday, May 8, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 13713 Saturday, April 24, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 5020 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 16478 Sunday, March 14, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 6385 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 8424 Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Approved
AutoHotkey 43168 Friday, July 17, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 5098 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 8179 Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Approved
AutoHotkey 39103 Sunday, November 24, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 14552 Monday, October 14, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 10672 Saturday, September 28, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 37500 Friday, April 5, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 2590 Monday, April 1, 2019 Approved
AutoHotkey 30295 Sunday, November 11, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 17519 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 15303 Saturday, June 2, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 3599 Friday, May 25, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 11008 Saturday, April 7, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 2153 Saturday, March 31, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 15313 Sunday, February 11, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 14725 Sunday, January 21, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 10943 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 1297 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 5181 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 4832 Saturday, January 6, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 5024 Monday, January 1, 2018 Approved
AutoHotkey 1204 Sunday, December 31, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 4722 Monday, December 25, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 22723 Sunday, July 16, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3791 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3091 Saturday, May 13, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 4932 Sunday, March 5, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 679 Saturday, March 4, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 2784 Friday, February 3, 2017 Approved
AutoHotkey 3381 Saturday, December 17, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2413 Saturday, November 19, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1981 Thursday, October 13, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 5100 Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1005 Sunday, May 22, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 537 Friday, May 20, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 556 Sunday, May 15, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2501 Sunday, March 27, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 710 Saturday, March 26, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1524 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 482 Saturday, March 12, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2422 Sunday, January 24, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 1066 Saturday, January 16, 2016 Approved
AutoHotkey 2754 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1900 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1169 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1816 Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 2081 Sunday, July 12, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 2183 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 732 Sunday, May 24, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1302 Friday, May 1, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1210 Sunday, April 12, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 935 Saturday, April 4, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 619 Friday, April 3, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 785 Saturday, March 28, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 897 Saturday, March 21, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 926 Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 592 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 660 Sunday, March 8, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1422 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1138 Sunday, January 25, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 1142 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Approved
AutoHotkey 776 Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey 487 Sunday, December 28, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey 505 Saturday, December 27, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 2401 Sunday, September 28, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 883 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 719 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 503 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 617 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1075 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 779 Saturday, August 2, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 987 Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 767 Monday, June 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1290 Monday, May 5, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 798 Friday, April 25, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1332 Saturday, February 15, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 934 Thursday, January 30, 2014 Approved
AutoHotkey (Install) 1078 Sunday, January 19, 2014 Approved
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