Everything about the installation of AutoHotkey

Installing AutoHotkey on Windows Operating System is very easy.

—Install the software (about 2 MB) directly from the AutoHotkey Website at this address:


… When Windows asks if you want to save or execute, click on “execute.”  By default, AutoHotkey will automatically be installed in the “C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\” folder that it will create.

The installation process is programmed to register files with the extension “.ahk” so to associate them with the AutoHotkey program. It means that if you doubleclick on a file with the extension “.ahk” in your File Explorer, Windows will automatically start the AutoHotkey program to execute it.

The installation process will also create a new menu item in your Windows start menu to launch AutoHotkey.

AutoHotkey will also add three menu items when you rightclick on your mouse in File Explorer.  In other words, when you rightclick on a file with the “.ahk” extension in Windows Explorer, the popup menu will have three more items: “Run Script”, “Compile Script” and “Edit Script”.

Windows Explorer will also have a new type of file in the “File->New” command.  This command will be called “AutoHotkey Script”.

The AutoHotkey installation should not do anything else into your system.  If it does, please let me know.

Note: You can easily uninstall AutoHotkey with the regular Windows “Add/Remove programs” (WinXP name).

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