When comparing AutoHotkey vs Process Hacker, the Slant community recommends Process Hacker for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for Windows?” Process Hacker is ranked 6th while AutoHotkey is ranked 7th.
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Pro Easy To Learn but extremely Powerful
Basic Stuff is very easy and even advanced programming is possible, as the language is now able to use objects and classes and has a ton of free libraries and one of the most helpful and friendly communities on the Internet.
Can interact with any Windows program / dialog / form, filling fields, submitting data, etc., without dependency on the window placement.
Pro Good help documentation
Pro Fully programmable
With a full programming language powering the hotkeys, including GUIs, it is powerful and flexible.
Pro Allows for extremely easy remapping keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse
You can reprogram any key combination, including the Windows key with a syntax like this one:
that automatically remaps the H key to show a message box.
Pro Helpful forum
Pro Programming language is easier to learn and to use
Pro Scripting of common procedures
AHK allows full scripts to be created and used, it is very flexible.
Pro Can map keys to scripts
Pro Real-time information on disk access
Pro Can be set as your default task manager
Pro 10x more detail and information about usage of PC resources and processes
Pro Detailed overview of system activity with highlighting
Pro See programs with active network connections
Pro Can create, edit and control services
Pro Open source
You can find the code here.
Pro Can track which processes are using a file
Pro View detailed stack traces with kernel-mode
Supports WOW64 and .NET.
Pro Graphs and statistics to quickly track down resource hogs and runaway processes
Con Programming language is primitive
The base syntax, inherited from the first version of AutoIt, is primitive (a bit like an improved batch syntax).