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Golang Desktop Automation. Control the mouse, keyboard, bitmap and image, read the screen, process, Window Handle and global event listener.

RobotGo supports Mac, Windows, and Linux(X11); and robotgo supports arm64 and x86-amd64.

Chinese Simplified




ADB, packaging android adb API.

Robotn, binding JavaScript and other, support more language.


Now, Please make sure Golang, GCC is installed correctly before installing RobotGo.




For Mac OS X:

Xcode Command Line Tools

For Windows:

MinGW-w64 (Use recommended) or other GCC

For everything else:

GCC, libpng

X11 with the XTest extension (also known as the Xtst library)


xcb, xkb, libxkbcommon
sudo apt install gcc libc6-dev

sudo apt install libx11-dev xorg-dev libxtst-dev libpng++-dev

sudo apt install xcb libxcb-xkb-dev x11-xkb-utils libx11-xcb-dev libxkbcommon-x11-dev
sudo apt install libxkbcommon-dev

sudo apt install xsel xclip
sudo dnf install libxkbcommon-devel libXtst-devel libxkbcommon-x11-devel xorg-x11-xkb-utils-devel

sudo dnf install libpng-devel

sudo dnf install xsel xclip


go get github.com/go-vgo/robotgo

It's that easy!

png.h: No such file or directory? Please see issues/47.


go get -u github.com/go-vgo/robotgo

Note go1.10.x C file compilation cache problem, golang #24355. go mod vendor problem, golang #26366.



package main

import (

func main() {
  robotgo.ScrollMouse(10, "up")
  robotgo.Scroll(100, 200)
  robotgo.ScrollRelative(10, -100)

  robotgo.MouseSleep = 100
  robotgo.Move(10, 20)
  robotgo.MoveRelative(0, -10)
  robotgo.Drag(10, 10)

  robotgo.Click("left", true)
  robotgo.MoveSmooth(100, 200, 1.0, 100.0)


package main

import (


func main() {
  robotgo.TypeStr("Hello World")
  robotgo.TypeStr("だんしゃり", 1.0)
  // robotgo.TypeStr("テストする")

  robotgo.TypeStr("Hi galaxy. こんにちは世界.")

  // ustr := uint32(robotgo.CharCodeAt("Test", 0))
  // robotgo.UnicodeType(ustr)

  robotgo.KeySleep = 100
  // robotgo.TypeStr("en")
  robotgo.KeyTap("i", "alt", "command")

  arr := []string{"alt", "command"}
  robotgo.KeyTap("i", arr)

  robotgo.KeyToggle("a", "down")

  text, err := robotgo.ReadAll()
  if err == nil {


package main

import (


func main() {
  x, y := robotgo.GetMousePos()
  fmt.Println("pos: ", x, y)

  color := robotgo.GetPixelColor(100, 200)
  fmt.Println("color---- ", color)

  sx, sy := robotgo.GetScreenSize()
  fmt.Println("get screen size: ", sx, sy)

  bit := robotgo.CaptureScreen(10, 10, 30, 30)
  defer robotgo.FreeBitmap(bit)
  robotgo.SaveBitmap(bit, "test_1.png")

  img := robotgo.ToImage(bit)
  imgo.Save("test.png", img)


package main

import (


func main() {
  bitmap := robotgo.CaptureScreen(10, 20, 30, 40)
  // use `defer robotgo.FreeBitmap(bit)` to free the bitmap
  defer robotgo.FreeBitmap(bitmap)

  fmt.Println("bitmap...", bitmap)
  img := robotgo.ToImage(bitmap)
  robotgo.SavePng(img, "test_1.png")

  bit2 := robotgo.ToCBitmap(robotgo.ImgToBitmap(img))
  fx, fy := robotgo.FindBitmap(bit2)
  fmt.Println("FindBitmap------ ", fx, fy)
  robotgo.Move(fx, fy)

  arr := robotgo.FindEveryBitmap(bit2)
  fmt.Println("Find every bitmap: ", arr)
  robotgo.SaveBitmap(bitmap, "test.png")

  fx, fy = robotgo.FindBitmap(bitmap)
  fmt.Println("FindBitmap------ ", fx, fy)

  robotgo.SaveBitmap(bitmap, "test.png")


package main

import (


func main() {

func opencv() {
  name := "test.png"
  name1 := "test_001.png"
  robotgo.SaveCapture(name1, 10, 10, 30, 30)

  fmt.Print("gcv find image: ")
  fmt.Println(gcv.FindImgFile(name1, name))
  fmt.Println(gcv.FindAllImgFile(name1, name))

  bit := robotgo.OpenBitmap(name1)
  defer robotgo.FindBitmap(bit)
  fmt.Print("find bitmap: ")

  // bit0 := robotgo.CaptureScreen()
  // img := robotgo.ToImage(bit0)
  // bit1 := robotgo.CaptureScreen(10, 10, 30, 30)
  // img1 := robotgo.ToImage(bit1)
  // defer robotgo.FreeBitmapArr(bit0, bit1)
  img := robotgo.CaptureImg()
  img1 := robotgo.CaptureImg(10, 10, 30, 30)

  fmt.Print("gcv find image: ")
  fmt.Println(gcv.FindImg(img1, img))

  res := gcv.FindAllImg(img1, img)
  fmt.Println(res[0].TopLeft.Y, res[0].Rects.TopLeft.X, res)
  x, y := res[0].TopLeft.X, res[0].TopLeft.Y
  robotgo.Move(x, y-rand.Intn(5))

  res = gcv.FindAll(img1, img) // use find template and sift
  fmt.Println("find all: ", res)
  res1 := gcv.Find(img1, img)
  fmt.Println("find: ", res1)

  img2, _, _ := robotgo.DecodeImg("test_001.png")
  x, y = gcv.FindX(img2, img)
  fmt.Println(x, y)


package main

import (

  hook "github.com/robotn/gohook"

func main() {

func add() {
  fmt.Println("--- Please press ctrl + shift + q to stop hook ---")
  robotgo.EventHook(hook.KeyDown, []string{"q", "ctrl", "shift"}, func(e hook.Event) {

  fmt.Println("--- Please press w---")
  robotgo.EventHook(hook.KeyDown, []string{"w"}, func(e hook.Event) {

  s := robotgo.EventStart()

func low() {
	evChan := hook.Start()
	defer hook.End()

	for ev := range evChan {
		fmt.Println("hook: ", ev)

func event() {
  ok := robotgo.AddEvents("q", "ctrl", "shift")
  if ok {
    fmt.Println("add events...")

  keve := robotgo.AddEvent("k")
  if keve {
    fmt.Println("you press... ", "k")

  mleft := robotgo.AddEvent("mleft")
  if mleft {
    fmt.Println("you press... ", "mouse left button")


package main

import (


func main() {
  fpid, err := robotgo.FindIds("Google")
  if err == nil {
    fmt.Println("pids... ", fpid)

    if len(fpid) > 0 {



  isExist, err := robotgo.PidExists(100)
  if err == nil && isExist {
    fmt.Println("pid exists is", isExist)


  abool := robotgo.ShowAlert("test", "robotgo")
  if abool {
 	  fmt.Println("ok@@@ ", "ok")

  title := robotgo.GetTitle()
  fmt.Println("title@@@ ", title)


Windows64 to windows32
go build main.go

Other to windows

Install Requirements (Ubuntu):

sudo apt install gcc-multilib
sudo apt install gcc-mingw-w64
# fix err: zlib.h: No such file or directory
sudo apt install libz-mingw-w64-dev

Build the binary:

GOOS=windows GOARCH=amd64 CGO_ENABLED=1 CC=x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc CXX=x86_64-w64-mingw32-g++ go build -x ./
// CC=mingw-w64\x86_64-7.2.0-win32-seh-rt_v5-rev1\mingw64\bin\gcc.exe
// CXX=mingw-w64\x86_64-7.2.0-win32-seh-rt_v5-rev1\mingw64\bin\g++.exe

Some discussions and questions, please see issues/228, issues/143.



  • Update Find an image on screen, read pixels from an image
  • Update Window Handle
  • Try support Android, maybe support IOS



Robotgo is primarily distributed under the terms of "both the MIT license and the Apache License (Version 2.0)", with portions covered by various BSD-like licenses.


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