Good news - after months of dead ends and frustration, AutoKey now works on Ubuntu 9.04. This new version no longer uses XRecord to receive events, so it will work on Jaunty and indeed on other distributions that don't have XRecord at all (e.g. Fedora). It also includes one or two minor bug fixes (see the change log).
Work will now move to focus on v0.60. This will be a major upgrade for AutoKey, as we will be adding the ability to write scripts for AutoKey in Python. This is intended to replace the current macro functionality, and in the long run will allow us to make AutoKey as powerful as AutoHotKey is on windows.
Linux Magazine has posted an article about AutoKey. It includes some useful instructions on using the application. You can read it at http://www.linux-magazine.com/online/blogs/productivity_sauce_dmitri_s_open_source_blend_of_productive_computing/avoid_typing_with_autokey
We are pleased to announce the release of the new, totally rewritten version of AutoKey. Here's a quick overview of just some of the new features:
- Phrases can be collected into folders.
- Folders can also be assigned abbreviations and hotkeys, allowing you choose a phrase from the folder on entering the abbreviation/hotkey
- Regular expressions can be used to filter windows by their title, to excludes hotkeys/abbreviations from triggering in certain applications... read more