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Ctrl+Tab in SciTE... doesn't work for me.

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Okay, so ever since I started using SciTE I was unimpressed that I couldn't use Ctrl+Tab to move between the open files, I had to use Ctrl+PgUp\PgDown. I'm used to Ctrl+Tab, it works in IE, and FireFox, and well.. just about everything.

But I put up with it, thinking it was a SciTE limitation. I even looked into the SciTE documentation and tried to manually add them as user defined hotkeys, but no dice. So I gave up.

Fast forward a year or so and I mention SciTE to a friend, and he grabs it and likes it and etc (using it for web development, I haven't been able to lure him into AutoIt yet). So I'm talking to him about it and I mention that I don't like the lack of Ctrl+Tab, and he gives me this weird look... then he presses Ctrl+Tab in his window and lo and behold the window changes!

So now I don't know what to do. I just tried removing all the *.properties files and running SciTE and nothing. Does anybody have any idea why this is happening to me? Does Ctrl+Tab get UNset somewhere in the SciTE4AutoIt installation?

*Edit: Just for clarification, I removed all the .properties files in the SciTE folder (C:\Program Files\SciTE\) and put them somewhere else, then I disabled the SciTEUser.properties (in C:\Documents and Settings\Rob), and then I disabled the AutoIt3.Lua file as well.

*Edit2: I just downloaded the standalone SciTE (not the 4AutoIt package) and by default it doesn't use Ctrl+Tab (which I thought was odd because the documentation claims they work), but I can manually add them in as user hotkeys, and they work fine. I double checked (more like triple or quadruple) adding them manually with SciTE4AutoIt and still no dice. I can only guess that somewhere else in the package Ctrl+Tab is getting set to some other action.

Edited by Saunders

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Okay, so ever since I started using SciTE I was unimpressed that I couldn't use Ctrl+Tab to move between the open files, I had to use Ctrl+PgUp\PgDown. I'm used to Ctrl+Tab, it works in IE, and FireFox, and well.. just about everything.

But I put up with it, thinking it was a SciTE limitation. I even looked into the SciTE documentation and tried to manually add them as user defined hotkeys, but no dice. So I gave up.

Fast forward a year or so and I mention SciTE to a friend, and he grabs it and likes it and etc (using it for web development, I haven't been able to lure him into AutoIt yet). So I'm talking to him about it and I mention that I don't like the lack of Ctrl+Tab, and he gives me this weird look... then he presses Ctrl+Tab in his window and lo and behold the window changes!

So now I don't know what to do. I just tried removing all the *.properties files and running SciTE and nothing. Does anybody have any idea why this is happening to me? Does Ctrl+Tab get UNset somewhere in the SciTE4AutoIt installation?

*Edit: Just for clarification, I removed all the .properties files in the SciTE folder (C:\Program Files\SciTE\) and put them somewhere else, then I disabled the SciTEUser.properties (in C:\Documents and Settings\Rob), and then I disabled the AutoIt3.Lua file as well.

*Edit2: I just downloaded the standalone SciTE (not the 4AutoIt package) and by default it doesn't use Ctrl+Tab (which I thought was odd because the documentation claims they work), but I can manually add them in as user hotkeys, and they work fine. I double checked (more like triple or quadruple) adding them manually with SciTE4AutoIt and still no dice. I can only guess that somewhere else in the package Ctrl+Tab is getting set to some other action.

The only thing I can tell you is that CTRL+TAB works fine for me, and has always worked fine a.f.a.i.k.. Have you, just to be sure, tried just reinstalling the whole bunch to a new directory (for testing purposes - to see if you have screwed up some settings or that it is a conflict with something else)? Just backup the old one. :shocked:


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Done it before, but just did it again. I actually installed from the zip (wscite173.zip) which didn't work. So I tried from an actual installer (contributed by Bruce Dodson), still didn't work. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a problem with my computer or something. :shocked:

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Though i have never used the function, works fine for me aswell.

I personally prefer notepad++ to Scite.. but it didnt come with all of the fancy plugins for autoIT.. so i use Scite only for autoIT

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Done it before, but just did it again. I actually installed from the zip (wscite173.zip) which didn't work. So I tried from an actual installer (contributed by Bruce Dodson), still didn't work. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a problem with my computer or something. :shocked:

You mean to say you are not using the SciTE4AutoIt3 installer ? :(


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You mean to say you are not using the SciTE4AutoIt3 installer ? :shocked:

Ctrl-Tab works on my installation of SciTE; but the tab order appears to be odd. I would expect it to go through each buffer sequentially.

The initial order appears to be random, or related to the active tab when the first ctrl-tab is pressed.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

You mean to say you are not using the SciTE4AutoIt3 installer ? :shocked:

I originally used SciTE4AutoIt3 (and am now using it again). But was trying to figure out if it was the source of my problem, so uninstalled that, then tried SciTE from a zip, then used the installer I mention above.

Ctrl-Tab works on my installation of SciTE; but the tab order appears to be odd. I would expect it to go through each buffer sequentially.

The initial order appears to be random, or related to the active tab when the first ctrl-tab is pressed.

See, that's how the SciTE online documentation says it's supposed to behave (follows the z-order of buffers, or in other words, if you had tab 4 active, then 3, then 1, and now you're on tab 2, then when you press Ctrl+Tab, it should go back in the same order (1, 3, 4, then back to 2) at least that's how I understood it). Edited by Saunders

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I originally used SciTE4AutoIt3 (and am now using it again). But was trying to figure out if it was the source of my problem, so uninstalled that, then tried SciTE from a zip, then used the installer I mention above.

They are one and the same. I always use Neil's standard distribution as the SciTE.exe in SciTE4AutoIt3. :shocked:

Only the "lite" SciTE version, distributed together with the AutoIt3 installer, is one I created.

I did some testing and Ctrl+Tab jump back to the Tabs in the sequence they were last active. (Z-order)


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Okay, I just created another user profile and ran SciTE through it.. and Ctrl+Tab works fine. :\

Is there anything besides SciTEUser.properties, that would be loaded on a per-user basis, that could cause this to happen?

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Okay, I just created another user profile and ran SciTE through it.. and Ctrl+Tab works fine. :\

Is there anything besides SciTEUser.properties, that would be loaded on a per-user basis, that could cause this to happen?

Any of the loaded *.properties could override the standard behaviour of Ctrl+Tab.

The sequence is of importance is:

SciTEUser.properties

SciTE.Properties (in the current program directory)

au3.properties (and other language files)

SciTEGlobal.Properties

But SciTEUSer.properties is the only per user file.

:shocked:

Edited by JdeB

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

*Edit: Wow, only took me like 12 hours to realize I double posted or smth. To make this post relevant...

Yeah I can't figure out what's going on JdeB. I tried removing all the *.properties files before running SciTE and I still get this glitch. I'm almost tempted to rebuild my profile... almost, but not quite.

Edited by Saunders

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I got it! I figured it out!

It turns out it was because of some program that I had been running called DM2, it customizes window system menus (right/left click titlebar icon, or right click on titlebar), and that apparently was interfering with it. I set DM2 to ignore SciTe and now it works fine!

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