New Version of InstantHotstring.ahk Script Now Available!
I’ve rewritten the LoadHotstrings subroutine in the InstantHotstring.ahk script (alternate download) to overcome the slowdown created by using the pre-existing routines found in the original script, “AutoHotkey Script Speed Problems (Scripting Insights).” I simplified things by limiting the subroutine to:
- Adding Hotstrings directly from the file without extra processing—no interaction with the DropDownList GUI control.)
- Checking for duplicated or changed Hotstrings within a single variable.
- Activating each Hotstring as its added.
AutoHotkey exports the DropDownList GUI control contents just once into a single variable and only writes the new DropDownList after processing the entire target file. The test file of over 1000 Hotstrings loads in one to two seconds—depending upon the weather. (The old routine could take up to 70 seconds for that same file.)
You can find the new code (InstantHotstring(FastLoad).ahk) and the old code (InstantHotstring(SlowLoad).ahk) at the InstantHotstring.ahk section of the ComputorEdge Free AutoHotkey Scripts page.
I’m currently working on blogs which discuss both the philosophical and technical aspect of rewriting the subroutine.
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