Keyboard and GUI automation on Linux (X11)
Important: This is an X11 application, and as such will not function 100% on distributions that default to using Wayland instead of Xorg.
Please remove previous installations of both AutoKey and AutoKey-py3 fully before installing!
For detailed installation instructions, please visit the Installation page. in our wiki.
AutoKey can also be used directly from the cloned repository. This is useful, e.g., for trying out a new version without removing a current installation.
Start the Autokey daemon
python3 -m autokey.gtkui
# or for KDE
python3 -m autokey.qtui
Start the Autokey UI (if desired) by appending the –configure or -c command line switch to the end of the command.
The commands accept CLI switches just like the regular installation, so
python3 -m autokey.qtui -lc works as expected.
We’d appreciate it if you take a look at Problem reporting guide before posting. By providing as much information as you can, you’ll have a much better chance of getting a good answer in less time.
Bug reports and PRs are welcome. Please use the GitHub Issue Tracker for bug reports. When reporting a suspected bug, please test against latest git HEAD and make sure to include as much information as possible to expedite troubleshooting and resolution. For example,
required: How to reproduce the issue you are experiencing
Python tracebacks, if any
Verbose logging information obtained by starting the frontend (autokey-gtk or autokey-qt) from terminal with the --verbose option.
The unit test suite has two additional requirements:
Running the test suite is integrated into
setup.py. The tests can be run by executing
python3 setup.py test from the repository root directory.
The changelog is located Here.
GNU GPL v3. See the LICENSE file alongside this README for a plain text copy of the license text.
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