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 9th.
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Pro Fully programmable
With a full programming language powering the hotkeys, including GUIs, it is powerful and flexible
Pro Can map keys to scripts
Pro Scripting of common procedures
AHK allows full scripts to be created and used. it is very 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.
Can interact with any Windows program / dialog / form, filling fields, submitting data, etc., without dependency on the window placement.
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 Can track which processes are using a file
Pro Open source
You can find the code here.
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). But once used to it, it remains flexible and powerful.