Click window to toggle programs across monitors with AutoHotkey

toggle programs across monitorsToggle programs across monitors with AutoHotkey

Do you work with multiple monitors?  I have an awesome AutoHotkey script which allows me to simply hold down Alt and mouse-click on a program and it will “throw” it to the other monitor!.

 

Toggle programs across monitors with AutoHotkey

Toggling programs across multiple displays

Here is the AutoHotkey Script to toggle programs across monitors

Being able to toggle programs across monitors is an amazing thing!

Web Scraping Example with AutoHotkey-Scraping website to determine status

Web Scraping Example with AutoHotkey

The term Web Scraping is well known but I’ve yet to hear much talk about “Web Pasting”.   In this Web Scraping Example with AutoHotkey video I demonstrate how I helped my Real Estate agent automate checking the status of a house on a website.

Web Scraping example with AutoHotkey

Here is a second version where, depending on the status of the home, I write a follow-up email either with an email from Outlook or within the website via COM.

Real Estate Helper

 

AutoHotkey HotString tutorial- Walk through how to create & many uses

AutoHotkey HotString tutorialI believe HotStrings are one of the simplest & most productive tools you can use!  In this AutoHotkey HotString tutorial Jackie Sztuk from JZApp.com and I walk through many uses and how easy they are to create, maintain, and use.  There are some great tutorials on the AutoHotkey site as well as a small script that makes adding new HotStrings a breeze.

If you’d like to have a “spell check” running in every windows program, you can use this Autocorrect script.

Here is the AutoHotkey HotString tutorial Video

Joe Glines and Jackie Sztuk reviewing AutoHotkey Hotstrings

 

hotstring text replacement

Customizing the SciTE User.Properties file- How to tailor it to YOUR needs!

scite user.properties fileOut of the box, SciTE is a great editor!  I’m willing to bet the majority of people never customize it to their needs.  They are missing out!  In the below video I demonstrate how I customize the SciTE User.Properties file which allows me to tailor it very specifically to my needs.

In the below video I walk through my User.Properties file which you can download from here.  I don’t think anybody should have all of the settings I have, however I wanted to give y’all the syntax in case you want to borrow sections (without having to type it out.)   Please be sure you backup your SciTEUser.properties file before doing any of this (I recommend you email yourself a copy to have as a static backup file just in case…)

SciTE user.properties file

 

In the video I mentioned a few important points that you need to review before using my file.  By going to

Control Panel –> System–>Advanced System Settings–>Advanced–>Environmental Variables…

I created a system variable entitled: Scite_Home.  Having this variable present means I can control where SciTE looks for the User.Properties file.  (This was important for me because I work on many computers and wanted to have the same settings on all the computers.  I also ran into issues that SciTE4AHK would over-write my SciTE User Properties file when I updated it.)

 

 

Video review of my SciTE User.Properties file

I hope you take the time to play with your configuration.  It can be frustrating at times however, in the long run, it is definitely worth it!

SciTE User Properties file