AutoHotKey & Notepad++

OK, so I want to get a little more automated, so I figured to go with AHK. So downloading AHK is easy, and getting started using Notepad is also good for the getting started.

But before I get serious I do want some kind of comfort-environment to edit scripts. So I pick my currently favorite editor: Notepad++.

While there is actually a description on how to setup various versions of Notepad++ to work with AHK, I found some pieces were not working – at least not with my current version 5.8.1 of Notepad++. So here are my few steps to get up and running with AHK & Notepad++:

  1. Have Notepad++ and AHK installed (duh!)
  2. Instead of the bundled userDefineLang.xml of AHK I used some modified version. Just download that file to any location.
  3. Start Notepad++ and go to Display\Userdefined Language.
  4. Import the userDefineLang.xml downloaded in step 2.
  5. To get Command-Completion download API-definition and place the XML file into your Notepad++-Programfiles\Plugins\APIs.
  6. Restart Notepad++