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Global Action Buttons and Action Bars for Windows

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Hello,

Does anyone know of an application to create global Action Buttons (macro buttons) and Action Bars in Windows (2013)?

A while back, I spent a lot of time playing World of Warcraft. During that time, I came across a number of add-ons which enabled users to create their own user interface. As part of many of the add-ons was the ability to create custom Action Buttons to overlie the screen and act as customizable hotkeys (HotButtons) which by clicking, would launch any of a number of actions. The buttons had a number of great and very helpful features:

• user-defined size or dimensions
• arrange multiple buttons into action bars (or grids or columns)
• position buttons anywhere on the screen
• set to any level of transparency
• always on top but invisible until mouse-over
• insert customizable image or color
• insert text and position it inside the button
• and more

Now I'm hoping to find an application which has basically the same functionality but can be used globally (ie always on top of any app running in Windows).

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Christopher, thanks for the comments. I love AHK and I have several scripts running all the time. But I've never figured out a good way to attach a large number of scripts to a large number of GUI buttons without having it run pretty slowly — but I'll keep looking.  :)
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