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i have used AutoIT for quite some time now, over 5 years now. recently, i got a new computer and installed it onto that. with that installation, AutoIT now opens up a new SciTE Script Editor window instead of a new tab within the existing SciTE Script Editor window each time i open a file from my folder(s). on top of that, it resets and/or ignores/alters the view settings each time the SciTE Script Editor. precisely, i always want to see the line numbers and status bar, but when i select them, the next time SciTE Script Editor is opened, they are reset back to being off. another thing thats really annoying is that the output is now showing on the right of the screen instead of the bottom. can anyone help with getting these settings to actually stay? i understand that my first issue could be a windows thing and not an AutoIT thing, but it's the only program that i've experienced this with, so thats why i'm including it.

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thank you, @Danp2, for the link to the prior topic. this solved the issue of multiple windows opening instead of just adding a new tab to the existing window.

for that part: In the SciTE main menu:

  1. Click on "Options - > Open User Options File"
  2. In the newly opened SciTEUser.properties file, add (or modify) the following line BELOW the "DO NOT CHANGE" section:
    • check.if.already.open=1
  3.  Save your change.


however, i cannot seem to find any settings in that list (there are a lot, so i might have missed it) on how to retain custom view settings.

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i was able to find a video from 2016 that answered the majority of my continued issues, along with some additional things i though were useful. i then found a stack overflow page that answered the rest of my issues. the following are my findings.


# open new tab instead of new window
# default linewrap
# default statusbar visibility
# clears output window before executing
# default output window location. 0=bottom, 1=side
# at open, load previously open files from close
# set defualt zoom level
# set default directory to last opened script
# show line numbers

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1 hour ago, Schwoby said:

i was able to find a video from 2016

could you be so nice and post a link ?

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Look similar but it's my version! :)

By the way...   all available options are in the SciTE4AutoIT3 helpfile with their purpose.


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