[Novalug] Tip: AutoKey - A Handy Application

Jay Hart jhart@kevla.org
Mon Aug 1 19:31:05 EDT 2011


Roger,

Please give an example of you using this app?

Jay

> There are some things that I find myself typing over and over again. Like tags
> in HTML and long phrases for a document I just wrote, e.g., "The Czech
> Republic." And long strings for HTML documents.
>
> AutoKey to the rescue. One can create "abbreviations" that will expand to the
> "whole thing." The "abbreviations" can be application specific, that is,
> called when working "in" a specific application. My one caveat: I use jEdit a
> lot and could not make it work for this application - probably because of the
> way it executes - it's written in Java.
>
> I installed AutoKey (GTK UI) straight-away and easily with Ubuntu's
> Application | Software Center.
>
> Get latest updates by adding to software sources - System | Administration |
> Software sources. Select the other software tab and add the ppa,
>
>     http://ppa.launchpad.net/cdekter/ppa/ubuntu
>
> which can also be done as root with
>
>     add-apt-repository ppa:cdekter/ppa
>
> Oh yeah, I know: there's probably a million ways to do this with emacs or vi
> or . . ..
>
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> Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
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