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