AutoHotkey Users Make the Free Windows Utility Software Work for Them
August 30, 2019
Dear Mr. Dunning,
I discovered your materials as I am using AHK for a project that I have in the office. Thank you for providing a great series of books on the language as documentation in the language is generally weak.
In addition, out of curiosity, I googled your last 2015 ComputorEdge magazine/journal and appreciate the wisdom that you imparted in your last article. I am now 46 and although I’ve achieved success in my main profession, I’ve always felt unfulfilled as my calling was probably in computers. In another life, I would have been a damn good programmer.
Anyway, your comments about not taking risks really resonated with me. I always meant to start taking risks at age 35—new business ventures… new activities—but a child and the comfort of a profession lulled me into inactivity. It may be time to mix things up.
Thank you for the blogs and books and I look forward to reading them.
October 27, 2018
Just a quick note that I was able to access my Library and download the update [Jack’s New Beginner’s Guide to AutoHotkey (Second Edition)]. It is amazing the amount of material you turn out. It is well written and very helpful.
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October 13, 2018
I just wanted to drop you a note. I actually have already purchased six of your AHK books, but I’d like to get the new ones, and the updated ones, too… and frankly, I support independent programmers and writers. The price for this bundle is quite reasonable, and I’ve used a few of your tips to solve commercial project issues that I could not have done as easily any other way (I dabble in other programming languages — Python and Java, mostly). I solved the problem(s) in about an hour each, released the installation to the clients (NASA, Nat’l Geographic, and SDG&E), and they’ve all been running for years without issue.
Best investment of time and money I’ve made, so, I’m doing it again.
Keep on doing what you do, Jack. It’s pretty awesome!
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September 24, 2018
I just wanted to say, thank you so much for your time and effort. These books have proved invaluable for day to day tasks.
I work in a merchandise picking environment that has routine tasks that are repeated many times a day. Some of the programs you have shown have allowed me the creative edge to simplify this process. Others on my team have taken advantage of these and it has saved countless hours over this past year or so.
During a system upgrade, we had invoices that had to be printed manually, sorted, verified and counted. Using some of the knowledge in your books I created a script that did all of this and would pause on print if the invoice wasn’t complete. This process was taking in upwards of 3 hours, now it takes 20 seconds to run while we can complete other tasks.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to new books!
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October 19, 2017
Success! Thanks for your speedy assistance.
Just for your interest, I am a transcriptionist here in the UK and I use this programme mainly for fast typing and basically type in a shorthand that I have developed.
I find your tips easy to read compared to the lengthy instructions on the AutoHotkey site.