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nauip

SciTE Quirk

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It's sort-of-but-not-really a bug? Maybe? I noticed sometimes I just couldn't get help to pop up when I needed help figuring out a function. Today I figured it out. When starting a new script and you haven't saved it yet, F1 for help doesn't work. Even if you have other windows of SciTE open with saved scripts.

The fix is, of course, to save your script then help is right there to help you.

I tried, but failed to see if anything like this has been posted before, but didn't find anything.

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I've noticed this too. I keep a scratchpad.au3 file just so I can test stuff here and have context search.

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It is not a bug. The lexer is not fully set to AutoIt until you save as an AutoIt file . You can manually change the lexer to AutoIt by selecting it from the language menu, but that still won't pull up the help file.

If you want it to open you can open SciTE user property file and add the following lines

command.help.*=$(autoit3dir)\Autoit3Help.exe $(CurrentWord)
command.help.subsystem.*=2

This may, as in, "I haven't checked", override other help file settings for other lexers but it will open from a new, untitled, unsaved file.

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