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26 Jun 2013

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Software Author(s):

  • Lexikos


automation hotkeys scripting windows


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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Lexikos

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This is not the latest version of AutoHotKey_L available.

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  • 3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

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 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_l -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" [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_l -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" 

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

Exit $exitCode

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

See docs at

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

See docs at

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

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

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

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was submitted prior to moderation and has not been approved. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


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.

AutoHotkey_L is a fork of AutoHotkey which adds a long list of new features and fixes some bugs. Anything that can be done with AutoHotkey can also be done with AutoHotkey_L. Scripts written for AutoHotkey will also run on AutoHotkey_L, with some exceptions (see Warning below).

Commonly-used features include:

  • #if expression allows context-sensitive hotkeys to be activated based on whether an expression is true or false.
  • Unicode and x64 support for greater portability; Unicode is a must-have for international users.
  • COM and ActiveX support, allowing scripts to access many other automation technologies.
  • Built-in array support simplifies dealing with lists of values and other data structures.
  • Support for icons in menus and numerous enhancements to the Gui commands.
  • New built-in variables, functions and other enhancements; read more.

Many more optional features are aimed at experienced users:

  • New control flow statements and language capabilities such as Loop..Until, named loops and variadic functions.
  • Optional warnings, #Include (Lib) and the local function library are especially useful for larger projects.
  • Step through code line by line, inspect variables and more, with interactive debugging features.
  • Objects can be used as simple data containers, or behaviour can be customized by scripts.
  • Try..Catch and Throw for structured exception handling.

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_L 540 Thursday, January 16, 2014 Unknown
AutoHotkey_L 1364 Friday, October 11, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 1316 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 788 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 675 Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 604 Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 711 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 1066 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Unknown
AutoHotKey_L 624 Sunday, June 23, 2013 Unknown - August 3, 2012
Debugger: Fixed max_depth being either half the intended limit or unlimited. - July 14, 2012
Breaking changes:
Changed the default script codepage to ANSI, as the previous behaviour was a common source of confusion. UTF-8 files must now have a byte order mark (BOM) to be recognized correctly. Notepad adds a BOM to any file saved as UTF-8.
Changed return x to preserve formatting of numeric strings; it is now equivalent to return (x).
Changed Gui, Name: New to set the new GUI as the default.

Other changes:
Changed ClipboardAll to prefer CF_UNICODETEXT over other text formats.
Changed Gui Show to allow floating-point numbers.
Changed A_OSVersion to return WIN_8 on Windows 8.
Changed AutoHotkey.exe file description to include "ANSI/Unicode 32/64-bit".
Changed the parser to allow lines like new MyObject() with no assignment.
Upgraded PCRE to 8.30.
Improved wording of some warnings and added a pointer to the documentation at the bottom of the warning dialog.
Improvements to the debugger:
Added basic support for inspecting Func, ComObject and RegExMatchObject objects.
Fixed the "attach debugger" message being ignored in some situations. See commit 83f0a0e.

New features:
Added support for the PCRE construct (*MARK:NAME) via RegExMatchObject.Mark.
Added support for classvar.x := y assignments in class definitions (after declaring classvar).
Added A_Is64bitOS.
Added SetRegView and A_RegView.

Fixed Func.() to merely skip the function call if mandatory parameters were omitted instead of causing the thread to silently exit.
Fixed Object.Remove() not releasing object keys.
Fixed key-down/key-up hotkey pairs to suppress input correctly when only one hotkey in the pair is enabled.
Fixed #Include (Lib) to not affect the working directory used by subsequent #include directives.
Fixed objaddref() acting like ObjRelease() when called with a lower-case 'a'.
Fixed A_AhkPath in 32-bit compiled scripts to detect 64-bit AutoHotkey installations and vice versa.
Fixed TreeView controls with -Background option rendering incorrectly on older OSes.
Fixed error messages shown during execution of While/Until to identify the appropriate line.

This package has no dependencies.

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