Enhancement: Easier access to snippets

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Tony Starbuck
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Enhancement: Easier access to snippets

Unread post by Tony Starbuck » Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm

I have a pattern that is quite cumbersome to perform a single function "replace the current text with a snippet". I'm hoping this can be streamlined.

  • Select text
  • ctrl+shift+d (my shortcut defined in H&M to insert snippet
  • tab, tab to move from the OK button to the "..." button to select a snippet file
  • enter to activate that button and get the Open Snippet dialog
  • shift+tab, shift+tab to move from the File name text box to select a file
  • arrow down to the file
  • Enter to select and close the dialog
  • tab, Enter to click OK and perform the replacement of the selected text with the snippet
I can use a tool outside of the product to streamline this (autohotkey or PhraseExpress). But I think it would help for H&M to have something cleaner.

What do you think about a hotkey that jumps directly into the file selection dialog, and on selection immediately goes to snippet insertion?


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Tim Green
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Re: Enhancement: Easier access to snippets

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon May 25, 2020 7:15 am

I've moved this to the Wish List section. Please always post requests here, not in the general questions section. 8)
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