How do I put my hotkeys and hotstrings into effect automatically every time I start my PC?
There are several ways to make a script (or any program) launch automatically every time you start your PC. The easiest is to place a shortcut to the script in the Startup folder:
- Find the script file, select it, and press Ctrl + C.
- Press Win + R to open the Run dialog, then enter
shell:startupand click OK or Enter. This will open the Startup folder for the current user. To instead open the folder for all users, enter
shell:common startup(however, in that case you must be an administrator to proceed).
- Right click inside the window, and click "Paste Shortcut". The shortcut to the script should now be in the Startup folder.
Activate a AutoHotkey script
Double-click to run *.ahk script. It will show up in the notification area.
Script #1: Insert Date in Any Program Using Keyboard Hotkey
Press Ctrl + Alt + D and it will print a date in this format: « 2022_01_14_ »
Press Ctrl + Alt + D + D and it will print a date in this format: « 14/01/2022 »