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What AHK editor do you use?


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Poll: What AHK editor do you use? (100 member(s) have cast votes)

What AHK editor do you use?

  1. Windows notepad (18 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

  2. SciTE/Scintilla (6 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  3. SciTE4AutoHotkey (21 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  4. Notepad2 (4 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  5. Notepad2 for AutoHotKey (5 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  6. Notepad++ (32 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  7. QuickAHK (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Crimson Editor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. PSPad (21 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  10. Other (13 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  11. Intelisense for AutoHotKey (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Moru
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I would like to know what is the most used AHK editor. I am a newbie, so I don't know if the poll options are the best ones, but there it go.

Be free to add links to your utilized editor.

Thanks for answering.

Chris wrote:

Recommended Editor: Implement strong syntax highlighting and utility integration (such as Intellisense) in a free editor such as SciTE or PSPad. That editor could then become the recommended editor to be mentioned prominently on the site (and possibly distributed with AutoHotkey). It's likely that 80% of users either do not know that syntax highlighting exists for AutoHotkey, or believe it's more complicated than it's worth to install it.


SciTE
<!-- m -->http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html<!-- m -->

SciTE4AutoHotkey
<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke... ... torder=asc<!-- m -->

Notepad2
<!-- m -->http://www.flos-free...h/notepad2.html<!-- m -->

Notepad2 for AutoHotKey
<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke... ... torder=asc<!-- m -->

Notepad++
<!-- m -->http://notepad-plus....net/es/site.htm<!-- m -->

QuickAHK
<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke...pic.php?t=36159<!-- m -->

Crimson Editor
<!-- m -->http://www.crimsoneditor.com/<!-- m -->

PSPad
<!-- m -->http://www.pspad.com/<!-- m -->

Jens' File Editor
<!-- m -->http://home.arcor.de...JFE/jfe_eng.htm<!-- m -->
<!-- m -->http://www.softpedia... ... itor.shtml<!-- m -->

UltraEdit
<!-- m -->http://www.ultraedit... ... nload.html<!-- m -->
(If it's allowed I could give you a link for a "full" UltraEdit)

Text editor reviews, analysis, and commentary by the community:
<!-- m -->http://texteditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl<!-- m -->

Wiki:
<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke... ... ng#Editors<!-- m -->


Intelisense for AutoHotKey
<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke...topic12985.html<!-- m -->

For comparison purposes, I'm putting the links to AHK editors here too.

Titan's AHKStudio (Great Job!!!)

<!-- m -->https://ahknet.autohotkey.com/~Titan/<!-- m --> Titan

Source

<!-- m -->https://ahknet.autoh...n/AHKStudio.ahk<!-- m -->

Mtuslechat's AHK_Editor


<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke..._Editor_120.exe<!-- m --> Motuslechat


There was also some initial work to customize Crimson Editor below:

Daonlyfreez's Crimson Editor files

<!-- m -->http://daonlyfreez.n... ... Editor.zip<!-- m --> (AHK Syntax file for Crimson Editor)

<!-- m -->http://daonlyfreez.n...ting/ce_run.zip<!-- m --> (Crimson Editor run)

<!-- m -->http://daonlyfreez.n.../scripting.html<!-- m -->



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Basically, any of the REAL text editors will do the job just fine. It's more just a matter of learning the ins and out of the editor you pick. I ended up with PSPad, probably after reading a thread like this years ago, put the time I've spent with Notepad++ on other computers wasn't too painful of a switch.

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oh no, another editor poll :shock:

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oh no, another editor poll :shock:


I found another one:

<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke...pic.php?t=20295<!-- m -->

2 years ago.

The most used editor was PSPad
Now it looks like different, shall we see?


Thanks

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Fincs - Scite for autohotkey is awesome.
Give it a whirl!
the syntax highlighting works great and lookup too...
Try it, what have you to loose.

If I want to compare files side by side, then I like notepad++.
There is a nice portable version here somewhere with good features..

Just pick one and start using it.

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This one?
SciTE4AutoHotkey
<!-- m -->http://www.autohotke... ... torder=asc<!-- m -->

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Jens' File Editor

<!-- m -->http://home.arcor.de...JFE/jfe_eng.htm<!-- m -->
<!-- m -->http://www.softpedia... ... itor.shtml<!-- m -->

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Jens' File Editor

<!-- m -->http://home.arcor.de...JFE/jfe_eng.htm<!-- m -->
<!-- m -->http://www.softpedia... ... itor.shtml<!-- m -->


Thanks :), I've never heard about that editor

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1,010 TextEditors listed in the Index.
<!-- m -->http://texteditors.org/<!-- m -->
Take your pick :wink:

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UltraEdit - Great project management, code navigation, code folding, macros. At the time I bought this, all of the free/open source alternatives lacked some key (for me) feature or another.

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UltraEdit - Great project management, code navigation, code folding, macros. At the time I bought this, all of the free/open source alternatives lacked some key (for me) feature or another.


Thanks man, I added a link.

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Recently, I've been reviewing some freeware editors and looking to upgrade from NoteTab Lite. I have been using NoteTab Lite for several years but lately I've been feeling very disappointed with it.

I found a terrific article in Wikipedia that lists approx 80 freeware editors and compares them feature by feature. Here is the link to that article titled, "Comparison of text editors": <!-- m -->http://en.wikipedia....of_text_editors<!-- m -->

So far, the only editors that I've worked with (because they generally got a favorable review from some of the freeware sites are:

1) Editpad Lite, 2) JEdit, 3) Notepad2, 4) NoteTab Lite, 5) Notepad++, 6) Pspad

I have compiled a small list of features that I find to be pretty much essential for me when using an editor. They are:

1) The ability to open several files at once and be able to easily see the names of all files currently opened and to switch among them quickly and easily.
This is normally accomplished with a tabbed interface and most all modern editors have this feature.

2) Word wrap - unbelievably, it is not available in some editors.

3) Some reasonable cursor movement commands. I need to be able to quickly move the cursor to the following locations:

. start/end of the current line
. top/bottom of current screen
. start/end of current sentence
. next/previous word
. next/previous line
. next/previous page

4) Some reasonable ability to customize program features so that I don't have to accept the author's ideas. With AHK, you would think this doesn't matter because I can always define any shortcuts in AHK. But there are many other kinds of features involved and it is disappointing to be given zero choice as to how certain features are implemented.

5) Text case - ability to select a block of text and convert it to one of: uppercase, lowercase, inverse case, captalized, sentence case.

6) Lines - ability to split or join lines, indent or unindent lines, sort or line number lines - ability to move to a specific line

7) Markers - including the ability to save markers to the file so they don't have to br re-entered each time you open the file.

One of the things I really want in an editor is the ability to see as many lines as possible at once. Most editors allow you to use the entire window except for a single menu bar. But EditPad Lite has this toolbar at the top of the window and will not allow the user to configure the package to remove it. Actually, it will allow you to remove it. But you have to buy the PRO version first and that for some reason that really seems like a cheezy thing to do.

Although I'm still looking for the best editor for me, at present, it looks like JEdit because it is a cross-platform editor and is supported by entire communities of programmers. It has huge libraries of plugins and extremely generous ability for the user to customize its operations and features.

Here is a site that recommends the best freeware in several categories - one of which is text editors. I think it is called, "The very best freeware packages available in 100 different categories."
<!-- m -->http://www.techsuppo... ... editor.htm<!-- m -->

Here are some links to six of the freeware text editors in case you'd like to give any a try:

EditPad Lite - Website: <!-- m -->http://www.editpadpr...adlite.html<!-- m -->
jEdit - Website: <!-- m -->http://jedit.org/ind...ge=download<!-- m -->
NotePad2 - Website: <!-- m -->http://www.flos-free...tepad2.html<!-- m -->
NoteTab Lite - Website: <!-- m -->http://www.notetab.com/ntl.php<!-- m -->
Notepad++ - Website: <!-- m -->http://sourceforge.n...roject/showfile ... _id=102072<!-- m -->
PSPad - Website: <!-- m -->http://www.pspad.com...ownload.php<!-- m -->

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Not another one...lol
Notepad++ without a shadow of a doubt
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SciTE4AutoHotkey works fine for me for usual purposes. The major thing I miss in it though is it's lack of full support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions - specifically, the lookaround features (?=regex), (?!regex), (?<=text), (?<!text). This lack of full PCRE support is kind of ironical in an AHK editor since AHK itself fully supports it!

Occasionally, I need to use Editpad Pro just for complex regex based find or replace feature. And then I revert back to SciTE4AutoHotkey.

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UltraEdit - Great project management, code navigation, code folding, macros. At the time I bought this, all of the free/open source alternatives lacked some key (for me) feature or another.


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