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As a sequel to my previous post, I’ve always wanted to use the metadata embedded in a file (which is usually correct on most downloaded music) to fix the filenames of an arbitrary number of files. Well, I took a little time today and figured it out. First, I prefer working with context-sensitive methods via […]

Traditionally, if you’re running AutoHotkey and want to use the Program Files directory in a path, you’d use the built-in variable %A_ProgramFiles% which would parse out to wherever the directory was located. So, to open Putty (assuming it was installed) you’d have this code: Run %A_ProgramFiles%\PuTTY\putty.exe WinWaitActive PuTTY Configuration We run into trouble when we […]

I’ve updated my dropbox library with the following function that copies a file or folder in windows explorer to your public directory. To use it, you’ll need AutoHotKey and a Dropbox account. For the previous post about this library, see Share current iTunes song with AutoHotKey and Dropbox. But first, usage: Usage Download the file […]

I wanted to quickly share the song that was playing in iTunes with a contact; I’ve been using Dropdox for a while, so I figured that would be a good way to do so. If you don’t have a dropbox account, go get one here. The hardest part was actually getting the link copied to […]

AutoHotKey Recompile

December 19th, 2010

The following simple meta script will reload your AutoHotKey script when you save it in Notepad or Notepad++: #IfWinActive .ahk – Notepad ;; Ctrl+s saves and recompiles in Notepad AND Notepad++ ~^+s:: ~^s:: Sleep 500 Reload Return #IfWinActive

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