How to install AutoKey on Ubuntu – Automate Repetitive Typing

AutoKey is a free and open source desktop automation tool for Linux. For the best results you need X11 Xorg system and it is not good for wayland. Using this AutoKey tool ,you just need to type less. It works with any browser, text editor, code editor and almost any application. It work like a Text expansion software. You can record your mouse and keyboard. You can also insert macro scripts. It stays on your system tray to easy navigation. You can set the abbreviation and the phrase to suit your needs. It is released under GPL v3 license.

Install AutoKey on Ubuntu

AutoKey is available as a native deb file format and you can also install it via pip python package manager. Go to the below Autokey download page and download autokey in .deb file format. There are two versions available.
autokey-gtk for GTK-based desktop environment (GNOME, MATE, Unity, etc.) and autokey-qt for Qt-based desktop environment (KDE Plasma, LXQT, Lumina, etc.). An you also need to download autokey-common. Here i am using Ubuntu Gnome, so downloaded autokey-gtk and autokey-common. Save it on your Downloads folder. Change the commands based on your downloaded file name. Downloaded file names are “autokey-common_0.95.10-0_all.deb” and “autokey-gtk_0.95.10-0_all.deb

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Download AutoKey

In your Ubuntu terminal (ctrl+alt+t) run these below commands one by one. If needed enter your user password.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i autokey-common_0.95.10-0_all.deb
sudo apt install -f
sudo dpkg -i autokey-gtk_0.95.10-0_all.deb
sudo apt install -f

Install AutoKey via pip:

You can also install AutoKey from pip python package manager. For this you need pip installed on your system. Follow below link.

Install pip on Ubuntu

After that run this command to install AutoKey via python package manager.

sudo pip install autokey

That’s all. Now you can open AutoKey from the Applications menu.

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  1. Ivo Válek says:

    Go to the below Autokey download page and download autokey in .deb file format. I cannot find any…

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