Create an auto typer in Python
Hello Programmer! In this tutorial, we will learn to create an auto typer in Python. We can create an auto typer in different ways using different modules. Here, we will be implementing auto typer using pyautogui module.
As pyautogui is not a built-in module, we need to install the module. Installation instructions for different OS are listed below.
On Windows OS, open the command prompt, enter the below command, and run it to install the module.
py -m pip install pyautogui
On OS like macOS and Linux, we can run the below command in the terminal.
python3 -m pip install pyautogui
Now, we are good to use the pyautogui module.
Create an auto typer using pyautogui
Let us first import the module using the import statement.
To implement auto type, we will be using one of the keyboard functions in the pyautogui module called typewriter().
Syntax: pyautogui.typewrite(message, interval=0.0)
The function performs a keyboard and releases for every character in the message. A message here can be a string or a list containing a valid key name. The return type of the function is None. Interval is the number of seconds between each press of a key. The default interval is 0 secs.
After the function is passed with a string or a list and an interval, the auto typing will begin from the cursor located in a file immediately after the program is run.
So, as to place the cursor we need a text file open in an editor and also little time to place the cursor in the file as the auto typing starts immediately after the program is run.
Let us have a few seconds of delay before the execution of the function after the program is made to run. We can do it by importing the sleep method from the time module in python. There is no need to install the time module as it is a built-in module.
We can import the time module as
Now, let us delay the execution of typewrite() method for about 10 seconds.
We can now pass a message and an interval to the typewrite() method to implement auto typer.
That’s it! We just created an auto typer!
Note: We have to place the cursor in a file or an application within 10 seconds.
For convenience use a notepad or any text editor. Here we use a notepad file.
The output can only be seen after 10 seconds after the program is run.
Bravo! We just created and run an auto typer in Python.
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