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Thomas Hodgson @twsh

I've tried AutoKey (the version 90.4 that you can get with apt on Ubuntu 16.04), but it doesn't work reliably. Has anybody had any luck with something functionally equivalent?

github.com/autokey-py3/autokey

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@twsh have you given Actiona (wiki.actiona.tools/doku.php?id) a try?

I can't get AutoKey to work on Ubuntu 17.10 (I think because I'm running the Wayland window server) so I'll be testing Actiona out when I get time this week.

If you find something else that works, please lemme know, as I'm looking for a good replacement as well :+)

@twsh Just started using Actiona to see what I can do with it and while it seems like it can be a good automator, I can't get it to do insert text snippets, which it what I was hoping to use it for.

I've got a Vim snippet plugin but not a system-wide one. Any suggestions for one or is that what you were looking for out of the AutoKey replacement you're looking for?

@paanvaannd Yes, that is what I was looking for.

AutoKey misses letters sometimes, in Firefox, and that means I may as well just type the string.

@twsh I just found this but can’t test it until this weekend. I hope it’s what we’re both looking for!

leehblue.com/ubuntu-text-expan

@paanvaannd The description makes it sound like exactly what I want. I will have a look.

@paanvaannd I just set it up and it looks good so far. Thanks.

@twsh perhaps try xdotool, or check that you're using XTEST-based event sending in AutoKey? XTEST looks more like "real" input than normal synthetic X11 events... #fuckX11