The Control, EditPaste Command Adds Great Speed to Standard Text Insertion Routines—within Certain Limits
My work in the last blog on “Why AutoHotkey for Students?” fired off a couple of personal AutoHotkey epiphanies. After all these years of using and writing about AutoHotkey, I continue to surprise myself with new discoveries. If I had read every word of the documentation (and possessed the ability to remember it all), then I may have understood these insights long ago. However, the AutoHotkey documentation contains a wealth of information which takes a great deal of time to digest.
I can’t fault the online manual because it covers nearly everything. Yet, it doesn’t always point out which bits are the most useful. When I discover a command or technique which significantly improves the operation of a script, I call it a “Best Practice.” Otherwise, I tend to keep using the same old techniques until something causes me to dig a little deeper. Last week presented just such an opportunity.
The biggest problem introduced by discovering these little gems involves going back and testing their limitations, then replacing all my old code lines with the better technique. Continue reading