Hotkey to restart autohotkey script?

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Say I have an autohotkey script C:\path\to\my\script running. Is there a way to define a hotkey that re-starts it?

In order to prevent duplicate instances, I normally do not re-launch a script but use the build-in function Reload. I launch this with Ctrl+Win+Alt+R and use Ctrl+Win+Alt+E to edit the main AHK script.

^#!r::Reload

Actually, my script looks like this:

^#!r::
Send, ^s ; To save a changed script
Sleep, 300 ; give it time to save the script
Reload
Return

^!#e::Edit

As a matter of fact, all the way at the top of my script I have this to give me a visual and audio indication that the script was restarted:

#SingleInstance Force
#installKeybdHook
#Persistent
Menu, Tray, Icon , Shell32.dll, 25, 1
TrayTip, AutoHotKey, Started, 1
SoundBeep, 300, 150
Return

make a script restart itself - Ask for Help, This command is useful for scripts that are frequently changed. By assigning a hotkey to this command, you can easily restart the script after saving your changes� As a matter of fact, all the way at the top of my script I have this to give me a visual and audio indication that the script was restarted: #SingleInstance Force #installKeybdHook #Persistent Menu, Tray, Icon , Shell32.dll, 25, 1 TrayTip, AutoHotKey, Started, 1 SoundBeep, 300, 150 Return

Make a hotkey that runs a script, which in this case is the same script and then exit.

somehotkey::
    Run, C:\path\to\my\script.ahk
    ExitApp
return

Reload, You could make a hotkey to do it or right click the ahk icon and reload the script. Example: Code: Select all - Toggle Line numbers 1::reload. 1. First, we need to create the shortcut of the AutoHotKey script. To do that, find the AutoHotKey script you would like to add to the startup, select it, hold the Alt key and drag and drop it in the same folder/directory. 2. The above action will instantly create a shortcut of the script.

I found this to be the safest option of them all, because it takes care that the correct script is reloaded when you have multiple scripts running simultaneously, which was a recurring issue for me. The combination of the following also ensures that only one instance of a script will ever run at a time. The ScriptFullPath variable includes the name of the script.

#SingleInstance Force ;put this at the top of the script
^r::run, %A_ScriptFullPath% 

how to reload(restart) ahk script, after removing the Run command, the hotkey doesn't do anything for me. ^# Pause::Shutdown, 2. i.e. Control+Left Win key + Pause/Break key� At its core, AutoHotkey (AHK) is a scripting platform. With just a tiny bit of “code,” you can create a script that runs in the background and allows you to do just about anything with a hotkey you set. If there’s a keyboard shortcut you want to change, you can remap it.

script to restart computer? - Ask for Help, I was still using www.autohotkey.com, not realizing the rift that was present in the AHK. and in RestartScript.AHK you need to add this script: sleep, 3000 ; 3� Now, each time you restart your PC, your scripts will launch automatically, the ones in the startup folder, that is. By the way, someone who want to launch AutoHotkey automatically may have some challenges to remember its hotkeys. The following video shows a way that uses the AHK Enterpad to trigger AutoHotkey scripts without any hotkeys:

Autohotkey - need to reload, Hi All, I tried using the AHK script from https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/ viewtopic.php?t=15509, where I tried to get the IDs and run it.. it works in terms of � A variant of the script above with continue looks like: This will skip showing a MsgBox when A_index has a value equal to 3 − Loop { If ( A_index = 3 ) { continue } MsgBox, % "Hello, World! Number: " A_index } until ( A_index = 5 ) If you execute the above AutoHotkey script, it shows the following result − Hello, World!

Loop won't restart. : AutoHotkey, To pause or resume the entire script at the press of a key, assign a hotkey to the Pause function as in this example: KeepWinZRunning := false ; Reset in�

Comments
  • Related: Automatically reload AutoHotkey script when modified
  • In order to prevent multiple instances running at the same time (run creates a new instance), I use ^#!r::Reload
  • @RobertIlbrink. If that restarts the script, you should post that as an answer. Your solution may be better than Armin's if it avoids intance duplicates.
  • @RobertIlbrink Reload does exactly the same thing as my suggestion.