Autokey on Ubuntu Video Tutorial

Autokey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11 that will let you create and collect Python scripts that you can execute using hotkeys on your Ubuntu, other other Linux desktop. These scripts can do almost anything you can accomplish using the keyboard making it an extremely useful tool if you have redundant desktop tasks that you perform on a regular basis. Autokey is available in GTK and KDE versions so it's likely you can get it to work on whatever Linux distribution you're running. A few more Autokey features include. Built-in code editor, create phrases and phrase collections, filter window titles, scripts, phrases and folders integrate with the tray, and more. Autokey works in several different situations like text substitution, hotkeys to open applications, or use scripts to control windows, clipboard and the mouse.

Note: Autokey is a different application than AutoHotkey. AutoHotKey is a windows application that uses a custom scripting language instead of Python but they function in a similar way.

Ubuntu Desktop Automation Video Tutorial

Here's a Autokey video tutorial illustrating how to add Autokey to your Ubuntu-based desktop and start using this powerful application.

Ubuntu Autokey Commands

Here's the commands used in this auto key video tutorial.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cdekter/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install autokey-gtk