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.

 
#**********************Open multiple instances********************************* 
#**************Open current file in new ********************************
command.name.17.*=Open in New Window
command.mode.17.*=subsystem:2
command.shortcut.17.*=Ctrl+Shift+N
command.17.*="$(SciteDefaultHome)\SciTE.exe" -check.if.already.open=0 -save.session=0 "$(FilePath)"

#**************Open blank new window********************************
command.name.18.*=Open New Window
command.mode.18.*=subsystem:2,savebefore:no
command.shortcut.18.*=Alt+Shift+N
command.18.*="$(SciteDefaultHome)\SciTE.exe" -check.if.already.open=0 -save.session=0

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

Creating a Second SciTE window

 

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