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Easily pull up AutoHotkey Documentation and Videos with AHKHelp in ANY editor!

AHK HelpThe AutoHotkey documentation is top-notch however many editors don’t allow you to easily pull it up!  AHKHelp allows you to easily access AutoHotkey documentation and video tutorials!  In this one tool we leverage the online AutoHotkey documentation as well as search YouTube for the AutoHotkey topic you’ve selected!  This will greatly improve your AutoHotkey experience!

Watch how easy it is to pull up AutoHotkey documentation and videos from ANY editor!

Print out these 79 built in hotkeys for Notepad++ and start working smarter, not harder

From built in hotkeys for Notepad++the AutoHotkey User Survey we did earlier this year, Notedpad++ was the most frequently used AutoHotkey editor (Nearly 30% reported using it).  I’ve used it however I prefer AHK Studio for programming in AutoHotkey and SciTE4AutoHotkey for all other editing needs.

Anyway, if you’re a Notepad++ user, I highly recommend you download this zip file which I put together with the best .

79 built in hotkeys for Notepad++ Overview

AutoHotkey webinar: Deep-Dive into File Encoding

AutoHotkey Bottle 3In this AutoHotkey Webinar took a deep-dive into File Encoding by our guest speaker Jean Lalonde (author of Quick Access Popup)

Video Hour 1:  High Level:

  • Why File encoding matters
  • Pros/Cons of each type of encoding
  • Tools like the File Encoding Lab to help determine a file’s encoding
  • How to set File Encoding in AutoHotkey

Video Hour 2: Coding and Q&A

Script Highlight: BarChart by Learning One

barchart

(Here is a link to BarChart scripts demonstrated during the webinar)


1) File Enconding in AutoHotkey

(Here is a link to all of Jean Lalonde’s files)
  • Edit and run the AHK script “FileRead.ahk”
  • Load “Demo-UTF-16.txt” with default encoding
  • Load “Demo-UTF-16-No_BOM.txt” with default encoding  -> problem!
  • Load “Demo-UTF-16-No_BOM.txt” with UTF-16-RAW encoding  -> OK!
  • Try the other file enconding available in AHK

2) File Encoding in DOS (code pages)

  • Run the batch file “Type Box.bat” in DOS console (under “Tutorial“ folder)
  • See this ASCII/ANSI file displayed with code pages 1252 (default ASCI/ANSI) and 437

3) Load the File Encoding Lab

  • Run the AHK script “File Encoding Lab.ahk”
  • Loaded bu default “ASCII.txt” (detected CP1252, 7-bit chars)
  • File Encoding Lab tour
    • Binary display on the left side / Normal AHK display on the right
    • Click on the file name to see with Notepad
    • Encoded detected and use the dropdown list to reload with another encoding
  • Load “ANSI.txt” (detected CP1252, 8-bit chars)
  • Load “Box-CP437.txt” (detected CP1252, 8-bit chars)
    • Which encoding will display a box?
  • Load “UTF-8.txt” (detected UTF-8)
    • see BOM (“byte ordre mark” or header) on left side: two first bytes
    • See one byte for “!”
    • See two bytes each for “é”  and “É«
    • See three bytes for “用”

AutoHotkey Merchandise-White Stress ball

4) File Encoding Lab Cheat Sheet

  • ASCII and ANSI
  • Unicode 8-16-32 bits
  • Unicode with/without BOM
  • Unicode Little or Big Endian

5) Real life files

  • QAP Spanish translation
  • QAP Chinese translation
  • Other examples?