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January 31, 2022
I see that AutoHotkey version 2.0 has now moved into beta testing. That means the official release may occur in the not-too-far-off future. It’s important to remember that versions 1.1 and 2.0 are not compatible and use a significantly different syntax. If starting now, I may have used version 2.0, but you don’t have to.
The most recent update to version 1.1 occurred last August. That means future efforts likely will apply only to version 2.0. When I start up my blogging again, I will likely confine my efforts to the new version and how to convert 1.1 scripts to 2.0.
After all these years, version 1.1 offers a pretty solid platform and should continue to do the job for many years to come. (I also think that newcomers will find the current v1.1 a little easier to understand.)
If you want to learn more about the differences between the two versions, see A Peek at the Coming AutoHotkey V2.0.
January 5, 2022
I’ve reintroduced the deep savings for my AutoHotkey Library Bundles.
December 17, 2021
I just updated to Windows 11. For those worried about AutoHotkey compatibility, my most used apps work fine.
October 16, 2021
ComputorEdge.com is now a secure site. Which—since I don’t collect any user information—doesn’t mean very much. When you access the site, you should no longer get warnings and the little lock icon should appear at the beginning of the URL/search field in your browser. If not, refreshing the page should load the secure version.
October 14, 2021
September 19, 2021
I’ve dropped the domain computoredgesoftwareshowcase.com as a blog site. I don’t have the time to invest in keeping it up anymore. For those interested in reviewing the content for historical purposes, I believe it may still be accessible at the original free site URL: https://computoredgesoftwareshowcase.wordpress.com/
Beginning on June 1, something changed in my bit of the AutoHotkey world. I’m not sure whether its just easier to pirate my books or the world is losing interest in AutoHotkey. In any case, a statistically improbable sharp drop-off in the number people purchasing my books forces me to evaluate my efforts.
I thank those many people who have recognized the value of my work and officially made them part of their AutoHotkey resources. I will continue to attempt to answer specific questions raised in the books and this blog. I plan to offer the books at the ComputorEdgeBooks.com (and this blog) until it is no longer economically feasible to maintain the shopping cart.
August 18, 2021
Using the FileSelectFolder command, “Using FileSelectFolder for Windows File Explorer AutoHotkey Menus.”
July 23, 2021
As difficult as I tried to make it, it turned out simple, “Adding Folders and Files from Windows to AutoHotkey Menus.”
July 12, 2021
Basic QuickLinks: “Barebones AutoHotkey QuickLinks App.”
June 21, 2021
Remove computer code from text “Strip HTML Tags from Text (AutoHotkey Quick Tip).”
June 8, 2021
May 31, 2021
Problem solved with OpenStreetMap.org: “Switched IPFind.ahk to OpenStreetMap.org for Reliable AutoHotkey GUI Map Embedding“
May 26, 2021
Quite a coincidence, but Google has completely disabled iFrame embedding of its maps just after I published my last blog. Not a problem. I merely returned to using OpenStreetMap.org in my IPFindMap.ahk script. The iFrame technique should continued to work for other non-Google sites which offer iFrame content embedding.
May 24, 2021
Now, the next step, “Embedding Google Maps in the IPFind.ahk GUI (AutoHotkey Web Trick).”
May 17, 2021
May 10, 2021
Add a map to your GUIs,”Use ActiveX Control to Embed World Maps in AutoHotkey GUI.”
May 4, 2021
The start of a new exploration, “Build a Barebones Web Browser Using the AutoHotkey ActiveX GUI Control.”
April 26, 2021
GUI Web links plus a couple of other tricks, “Adding Web Links to the AutoHotkey IPFind.ahk Script.”
April 19, 2021
More examples of how to calculate traditional measurement systems, “Working with Classic Units of Measurements (AutoHotkey Tricks).”
April 12, 2021
Here’s a neat AutoHotkey trick worth exploring, “Fake Math Tricks Using the Floor() and Mod() Functions (AutoHotkey Tips).”
April 5, 2021
Determine and future or past day on the calendar with “Calculating Dates in AutoHotkey by Adding Years, Months, and/or Days.”
March 29, 2021
A variation of the HowLongYearsMonthsDays.ahk script eliminating the GUI and multiple selections, “Using Parts to Build a New AutoHotkey Script (HowLongInstant.ahk).”
March 22, 2021
Another useful Regular Expressions (RegEx) technique, “Extracting Multiple Dates from Text Using AutoHotkey RegEx.”
March 15, 2021
Visit past blogs, “Working with AutoHotkey Date Formats and Timespan Calculations.”
March 8, 2021
Script running slow? Check out these AutoHotkey Speed Tips.
March 1, 2021
I’ve added a new menu item to the “Topics and Series” menu bar category located at the top right of this page (“Sending E-Mail and AutoHotkey“).
February 22, 2021
The astrology page for horoscopes change. I fixed it with “Adapting Web Scraping Routines to Changing Web Pages (AutoHotkey Tip).”
February 15, 2021
Posted another series page. This time “Finalizing an AutoHotkey Script.”
February 8, 2021
I’ve started putting together pages listing blogs with a common thread, “Finding Tips at Jack’s AutoHotkey Blogs.”
February 1, 2021
January 25, 2021
January 18, 2021
January 11, 2021
January 4, 2021
December 28, 2020
Build an icon right-click menu, “Adding Startup Folder Shortcuts to a System Tray Menu (AutoHotkey Startup Control).”
December 21, 2020
Reading the Startup folder, “Collecting File Information from Windows Folders Using AutoHotkey.”
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