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Developer(s) Chris Dekter
Stable release
0.90.4 / May 31, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-05-31)
Written in Python
Operating system Linux
Type GUI Automation utility
License GPL

AutoKey is a text expansion/replacement utility for Linux and X11.[1] It is heavily inspired by the commercial Windows software 'PhraseExpress'.[2] It receives keyboard events using one of several methods and uses X events to drive the expansions.[3] AutoKey can be used to replace abbreviations with full phrases, and also to correct spelling mistakes and other typographical errors.[1] AutoKey is known to operate under both the GNOME and KDE desktop environments.

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  1. ^ a b Purdy, Kevin (2009-07-09). "AutoKey Does Customized Text Replacement for Linux". Lifehacker. Gawker Media. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  2. ^ Dekter, Chris (2010-04-24). "ACKNOWLEDGMENTS". Autokey SVN. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  3. ^ Oh, Damien (2010-09-28). "Autokey: Make Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts In Linux". MakeTechEasier. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 

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