Last modified: Jun 12, 2023 By Alexander Williams

How to Press pyautogui Keyboard Keys

PyAutoGUI provides a powerful set of tools to streamline your automation workflow. In this article, we will learn how to use PyAutoGUI to press keyboard keys and unleash the true potential of automation.

Press single Keystrokes

To press a single key using PyAutoGUI, utilize the press() function. It takes a single argument specifying the key you wish to press. For example, For instance, to press the "Enter" key, you can use the following code snippet:'enter')

Similarly, you can simulate other keys such as "Tab," "Escape," "Backspace," or even alphabet and numeric keys.

Press Key Combinations

To press key combinations, you can use use the hotkey() function. if you want to press Ctrl+C, you can use the following code:

pyautogui.hotkey('ctrl', 'c')

However, the hotkey() function allows you to simultaneously simulate key combinations by pressing multiple keys, like copying text, saving files, or closing applications.

Typing Text

If you want to type text, use the typewrite() function. This function allows you to type strings of characters.

In the following example, we'll type the phrase "Hello, World!" into an active text field:

pyautogui.typewrite('Hello, World!')

To add a delay between each character typed using the typewrite() function, you can specify the duration of the delay using the interval parameter.

For example, if you want to type "Hello, World!" with a 0.1-second delay between each keystroke, you can use the following code:

pyautogui.typewrite('Hello, World!', interval=0.1)


Great! In this tutorial, we covered various functionalities of the pyautogui library. We learned how to use it to press single keys, simulate key combinations, type characters automatically, and even type with a specified delay.

This knowledge will empower you to automate keyboard interactions effectively.