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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 29, 2018, 03:43 PM »
The name can be anything one desires. I just chose AHK Script Center as it is a management tool for AHK scripts.

The two purposes for the program being: 1) avoiding antivirus false positives as the managed scripts are not compiled (or compressed with MPress / UPX), only AutoHotkey.exe and Notepad2.exe are present, and 2) allowing users to create a folder tree containing their favorite scripts and easily be able to distribute it to others if they choose to.

I have added a version column to the Listview which is pulled from the first comment line that is required in each script. This is just how I will allow the program to check online for version updates. It checks the local version number against a text file with the same name on my blog site. Users will be free to change that to suit their needs.

;Sample 1st line comment - This script does XYZ [include] | 1.11

The [include] tell the Script Center to display this script in the list of Available Scripts.
This allows users to only show finished scripts and ignore test scripts, secondary include files, etc.
Programmers can temporarily ignore any script by adding the word ignore in the first line.

The | 1.11 allows the program to split line 1 on the vertical bar and grab 1.11 as the script's version number.
If anyone has ideas on better ways to do this, they are most welcome.

I also changed the right-click option from a menu to a GUI. I found that right-clicking then accidentally right-clicking again in the bottom Listview would freeze the program. I never could figure out why. So, I switched to a small GUI instead.

I have updated the blog page for version 1.06.

N.A.N.Y. 2019 / NANY 2019: AHK Script Center
« on: December 25, 2018, 05:04 PM »
Having created about three dozen apps over the last couple of years and finding too many false positive antivirus warnings this year, I decided to only post scripts in text format. Compiling AuotHotkey scripts produces an inconsistent and wide variety of responses from VirusTotal and similar testing sites.

In order to manage scripts and still allow neophytes to run them, I am creating an AHK Script Center. The program will allows users to:

  • Run any script with a double-click
  • Stop any running script with a double-click
  • Edit scripts in the default folder tree
  • Edit the AHK Script Center script if desired
  • Check local script versions with online versions (left up to each developer to code this)
  • Check mark one or more scripts so they will be auto started with the Script Center
  • Stop all running scripts via a button or upon exiting the Script Center
  • Set Font size and/or a Color Scheme for Script Center
  • Add/remove Script Center to Windows startup

A demo of AHK Script Center and some screenshots are on this Blog page:

AHK Script Center

AHK Script Center  [Press ESC to Hide].png
AHK Script Center - run a script.png
AHK Script Center - right-click scripts.png

N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: December 25, 2018, 04:53 PM »

I am not the least surprised by the false positives. I've been putting up with those a lot this year. I'm in the process of doing away with any compiling of my scripts and am currently writing what I call AHK Script Center, which will manage anyone's set of scripts: list them, edit them, run or autorun them, etc. I plan to post up info for that in time for NANY 2019.

I have found exactly three other small interpreted languages that can do a lot of what AutoHotkey does. And they don't register on VirusTotal. They are REBOL, Open Euphoria and Tcl/Tk. All of these languages are over 20 years old but I've not heard much about them as they are not Python, Javascript, etc. LOL.

After spending lots of night researching these languages as possible AHK replacements, I decided it's easier to only post up text scripts along with AutoHotkey.exe for users that don't want to install AutoHotkey.

If you want to play with a demo you can download the Mega Test zip file below. This page has screen shots also of AHK Script Center. I need other users to try this and give me feedback.

Mikeys Mega Script Download



N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:39 PM »

As a challenge to myself and in order to add the ability to move and size Note windows in addition to coloring and text size, I decided to write my own program. Similar to yours, only one note is displayed at a time related to the active window. I call it Relevant Notes and it stores all data into one INI file in the same directory. I know you are busy with real work so this was an opportunity for me to be creative.

The blog page for the program is Relevant Notes


N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Release: Stick A Note (Enhancement)
« on: January 21, 2018, 04:58 PM »

I don't suppose you would think about sharing the program code. Any additions I would make, I would send back to you in case you wanted to incorporate them into a future version. There's just a few changes I'd like to see. If not, I may write my own.

Thanks for your time,


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