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How to create your own Custom SciTE Hotkeys by hacking your SciTE user.properties file

Custom SciTE Hotkeys

Creating custom SciTE Hotkeys are a great way to speed-up working in SciTE!

I highly recommend you download and print out these built-in SciTE4AutoHotkey hotkeys

Hotkeys 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

This video walks through creating your own Custom SciTE Hotkeys

Transposing clipboard content in any program- No need to run to Excel!

Transposing clipboard content

While it is easy to use Excel to transpose rows into columns, I’ve created an AutoHotkey script which negates the need to.  Basically it examines what is on the clipboard and replaces tabs with line breaks, then it sends paste to the program thus it is transposing clipboard content.  I have it triggered of hitting a hotkey and comes in pretty handy and can save some time if it is something you do frequently.

Below is a video which demonstrates it usage.

^+t:: ;Control, Shift and T trigger script
    StringReplace, clipboard, clipboard,%A_Tab%, `r , All ;replace all tabs with line return
  SendPlay,^v   ;send "paste"

Transposing clipboard content

100 Amazing Built-in SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys: Work smarter, not harder!

SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys

Built-in SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys

SciTE is a wonderful & powerful editor!  I love using it for AutoHotKey, Python, HTML, SPSS, SQL, XML, and more!  Below are SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys  to use with SciTE .  I’ve bolded a few of the ones that I use very frequently.  You also may like to check out the documentation.   I have custom SciTE Hotkeys that I’ve added however they require updating files like the user.properties file which review in a this post.

You can download a printable version here.  In the zip file you’ll find an Excel file which you can easily manipulate to your liking or just use the PDF versions.

SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys

Ctrl+Keypad+ Magnify text size.
Ctrl+Keypad- Reduce text size.
Ctrl+Keypad/ Restore text size to normal.
Ctrl+Tab Cycle through recent files.
Tab Indent block.
Shift+Tab Dedent block.
Ctrl+BackSpace Delete to start of word.
Ctrl+Delete Delete to end of word.
Ctrl+Shift+BackSpace Delete to start of line.
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Delete to end of line.
Ctrl+Home Go to start of document.
Ctrl+Shift+Home Extend selection to start of document.
Alt+Home Go to start of display line.
Ctrl+End Go to end of document.
Ctrl+Shift+End Extend selection to end of document.
Alt+End Go to end of display line.
Ctrl+Keypad* Expand or contract a fold point.
Alt+F2 Select to next bookmark.
Alt+Shift+F2 Select to previous bookmark.
Ctrl+F3 Find selection.
Ctrl+Shift+F3 Find selection backwards.
Ctrl+Up Scroll up.
Ctrl+Down Scroll down.
Ctrl+L Line cut.
Ctrl+Shift+T Line copy.
Ctrl+Shift+L Line delete.
Ctrl+T Line transpose with previous.
Ctrl+D Selection duplicate.   (Great to use in SciTE editor)
Ctrl+K Find matching preprocessor conditional, skipping nested ones.
Ctrl+Shift+K Select to matching preprocessor conditional.
Ctrl+J Find matching preprocessor conditional backwards, skipping nested ones.
Ctrl+Q Comment out line  (Great to use in SciTE editor)
Ctrl+Shift+J Select to matching preprocessor conditional backwards.
Ctrl+[ Previous paragraph. Shift extends selection.
Ctrl+] Next paragraph. Shift extends selection.
Ctrl+Left Previous word. Shift extends selection.
Ctrl+Right Next word. Shift extends selection.
Ctrl+/ Previous word part. Shift extends selection
Ctrl+\ Next word part. Shift extends selection.
Alt+Shift+Movement Rectangular block selection.
Alt+Shift+Home Extend rectangular selection to start of line.
Alt+Shift+End Extend rectangular selection to end of line.


SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts