Create a SciTE Home variable for consistent settings on multiple computers

SciTE Home variable

SciTE Home variable

SciTE is an awesome editor which I use on multiple computers.  Instead of trying to keep track of my User.Properties files on each computer I’ve created a SciTE Home variable under my System settings.

This tells SciTE to use it for my default locations.  If you set it up on each computer you use you won’t have to worry about having different configuration settings.  While I predominately use it for AutoHotkey, I also show how you can setup importing other property files and configure the settings under languages.  Just remember you’ll need a folder that is accessible across each computer (I use DropBox to keep mine synced)

Here’s  a video walking through the process of creating a SciTE Home variable.

Creating a SciTE Home variable for consistent default settings on multiple computers

 

One-Line Operators in AutoHotkey are a great way

One-Line Operators in AutoHotkey

One-Line Operators in AutoHotkey are a great way to streamline / condense your code!  In the below video I walks through how to use them.  While I use them in a loop, this was merely an easy way to demonstrate them.

One-Line Operators in AutoHotkey Video Tutorial

One-Line logic in AutoHotkey

Example AutoHotkey code of One-Line Operators in AutoHotkey

Use an SPSS Macro to Open and Save Hundreds /Thousands of similar Files

SPSS macro to open and save

Using an SPSS Macro to Open and Save files can be quite a time saver!  In my example code & video I demonstrate how to adapt basic SPSS syntax into a macro that automates the process.   I also mention this macro which takes the reverse approach (automatically breaks the file into random groups).

The below code it just an example using SPSS macro to open and save text files which will have to be adapted to your needs.  Be sure to pay close attention to string variables and the widths you set them at.  Generally speaking, set them at double what SPSS assigns them.  In reality, there doesn’t seem to be any file-size change when you make them very wide so you also might just default to setting the width to 10X the width (then shrink the column widths with the Var Width command.

In the video I also demonstrate how I used Excel to help write my syntax for looping over all the files as well as merging the files together.

SPSS macro to open and save Text files

Video demonstrating using an SPSS macro to open and save files

Use an SPSS Macro to Open Hundreds of similar Files

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!