SciTE has many options,which are set in in the SciTEGlobal.properties
(for settings that affect all files) and au3.properties (for those
settings specific to AutoIt scripts) files. These files can be
opened via the <Options - Open Global Options File> and
<Options - Open au3.properties> menu items.
All of these options are explained in the SciTE Documentation.
If you wish to change any of them it is recommended that you do not
amend the Global and au3 properties files directly but add the required
lines into the SciTEUser.properties file - opened with <Options -
Open User Options File>. This file is actioned by SciTE after
the others and so the settings within it are those used by the editor -
there is no need to delete or comment out the lines in the other
files. Keeping your personal settings in this file also means
that they will not be overwritten on update.
uses the SciTEUser file to save nearly all the options selected by the
user - the exception is the "Explorer AU3 Setting" setting to select
Run or Edit as the default behaviour which is saved in the
Some useful settings
In addition to the options offered by SciTEConfig there are several
other settings which you might wish to enable/disable/modify by adding
lines manually to your SciTEUser file:
Initial position and size
Making the line found by Search appear in the middle of the editor
Adjust the final figure to half of the lines displayed
Add tooltips within the script for Au3Check errors and warning
style lines set the fore and back colours for the warning and error
tooltips. These tooltips are in addition to the display in the
SciTE console and are automatically removed by SciTE when the line is
corrected and Au3Check rerun.
Highlight all instances of the currently selected word
lines above are the default settings in the SciTEGlobal file. To
disable the highlighting set the first line to 0. The next 5
lines set the requirements for SciTE to match the other instances of
the selected word, while the final 3 set the colour of the additional
CallTips that appear when entering function parameters can be set above
or below the line and the fore and back colours changed. The
final line selects the colour of the current parameter.
Adding personal utilities to the SciTE <Tools> menuYou
may well have written a small utility in AutoIt or LUA to help you code
- you can add an item to run this utility to the SciTE <Tools>
menu yourself very easily.
Then open the au3.properties file and scroll down to the long series of "command" lines that begin about Line 58 (#x 00 Beta RUN) and go down to the last
one - in v126.96.36.199 it is Line 267 (#~ # 34 Generate UDF header). You need to find the highest value used so far - 34 in this case - as your own tools need to use command numbers
greater than those already allocated
Top Tip: Starting with a command number of 40 will allow for future additions to the built-in SciTE tools.
If your utility is a compiled AutoIt script or another executable file,
enter the following into the SciTEUser.properties file:
# 40 Utility_Name
course, you need to amend the path to match the location in which you
have placed the file and select your required short cut key combination
or omit it altogether (adding a # to the start of the line will prevent
it being actioned by SciTE).
If your utility is a LUA script then save the
script in .....\SciTE\LUA and then add the following lines to the
# 40 Script NameAs before, you may need to amend these line to fit your own requirements.
Any further utilities should obviously use increasing command
numbers. Finally save the file, restart SciTE and you will find
your utilities appearing in the <Tools> menu.