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After uninstalling and reinstalling AutoIt, help doesn't start from pressing F1. It doesn't do anything when I press F1. The help file is there and I can go and open it directly, however, it doesn't open using F1, besides not going straight to the command I have selected in the editor.

I've looked through the configuration files and don't find where that's configured.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling again, without success.


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Have you saved the code you are wrking on as an .au3 file? None of the fancy AutoIt bits in SciTE work unless you are working on a saved .au3 file. :mellow:


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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If problem is not as suggested by Melba23. Try this

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The suggested solution does not resolve the problem.

The problem is I start SciTe, open an AU3 file, highlight an AutoIT command, and press F1, but nothing happens. I want AutoIt help to start and go to the command highlighted.

I'm trying to find how where and how to configure “press F1 and AutoIt help starts”.

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I seem to recall that it only works with the full version of Scite installed.



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Here's one fix I've used in making Scite semi-portable. It works on regular installations too:

Open this file in your AutoIt folder:


Go to this line:

command.help.$(au3)=$(autoit3dir)\Autoit3Help.exe "$(CurrentWord)"

Change it to:

command.help.$(au3)="$(SciteDefaultHome)\..\Autoit3Help.exe" "$(CurrentWord)"

Note you can save the previous setting by putting a "#~ " in front

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