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

Debugging with SciTE Part 2- Additional Tips & Tricks

Debugging with SciTE

Debugging with SciTE 2 – Additional Tips & Tricks

In this second Debugging with SciTE video I show a few more tips & tricks that I didn’t mention /wasn’t aware of at the time of the first video.  This video compliments the last so be sure you watch the first one before this one.

Make sure you play till the end as I demonstrate the AutoHotkey dmp function which allows for easily seeing what text is in an array / object as well as demonstrate how you can use the Output panel as the command shell.

Debug with SciTE Part 2