Create your own SciTE Hotkeys by hacking your user.properties file

SciTE hotkeyHotkeys are a great way to be more efficient!  AutoHotkey makes it easy to create a hotkey for nearly anything however you can easily create your own custom SciTE Hotkeys by making a tweak to your user.properties file.

Below is the text I have in my user.properties file which builds in hotkeys without needing AutoHotkey.  You can find additional commands by going here.  Just don’t forget you are not limited to these.  In the video I show how you can create your own!  Make sure you do not have any comments within your list.  In my video I have them but I realized, later, that this causes issues.

btw- To be able to highlight text and move it up or down you can add :

Ctrl+Shift+Up|2620|\
Ctrl+Shift+Down|2621|\

This video walks through the process of creating your own SciTE Hotkeys

Creatie custom SciTE hotkeys to be more efficient

Customize your SciTE context menu: Make your favorite commands 1 click away

SciTE context menuOne of my favorite things about SciTE is that it is highly customizable!   If you have favorite commands you frequently use it is really easy to add them to Customize your SciTE context menu.

By tweaking your user.properties file you can easily make your favorite commands one click away!

Here is text from my User.Properties file.  Make sure you check out this url for additional commands/examples.

Customize your SciTE context menu

Customize SciTE Context Menu- Add your favorite shortcuts

Creating a Second SciTE window with a user.properties hack

Second SciTE windowTypically I like having one SciTE window with multiple tabs however, at times, it is very handy to have a Second SciTE window.

Making a minor tweak to your user.properties file is an easy way to achieve this.

Just open your current user.properties file and add the below code to it.

For a quick review of how it works and how to add it you can check out this video

Creating a Second SciTE window

Opening an Additional SciTE Window

 

Running selected text in SciTE- Great tip for long AutoHotkey scripts

Running selected text in SciTE

Running selected text in SciTE

When working on longer AutoHotkey scripts, I love being able to just highlight some text and run only it.  This is possible from making some tweaks to your User.Properties file and using this file by JoeDF.

Here is the text you’ll add to your User.Properties file:

In the below video I walk through how to make updates to the User.Properties file as well as demonstrate Running selected text in SciTE.

Run Selected Text in SciTE