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A Python wrapper for AHK

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A Python wrapper around AHK.

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pip install ahk


from ahk import AHK
ahk = AHK()
ahk.mouse_move(x=100, y=100, speed=10)  # blocks until mouse finishes moving
print(ahk.mouse_position)  #  (100, 100)


non-blocking modes

You can also opt for a non-blocking interface, so you can do other stuff while AHK scripts run.

import time
from ahk import AHK
ahk = AHK()
ahk.mouse_position = (200, 200)  # moves the mouse instantly to the position
start = time.time()
ahk.mouse_move(x=100, y=100, speed=30, blocking=False)
while True:  #  report mouse position while it moves
    t = round(time.time() - start, 4)
    position = ahk.mouse_position
    print(t, position)
    if position == (100, 100):

You should see an output something like

0.032 (187, 187)
0.094 (173, 173)
0.137 (164, 164)
0.788 (100, 103)
0.831 (100, 101)
0.873 (100, 100)

Non-Python Dependencies

Just the AHK executable. It's expected to be on PATH by default.

Alternatively you can set an AHK_PATH environment variable.

Or, provide it inline

from ahk import AHK
ahk = AHK(executable_path='C:\\ProgramFiles\\AutoHotkey\\AutoHotkey.exe')


Right now this is just an exploration of an idea. It may not even be a particularly good idea.

There's still a bit to be done in the way of implementation.

The vision is to provide additional interfaces that implement the most important parts of the AHK API in a Pythonic way.

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