## Notepad++ shortcut

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zapwow
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### Notepad++ shortcut

If anyone is developing in Notepad++ and tired of dragging their folders onto love.exe to run them, you can create a keyboard shortcut with this handy command. Press F5, and enter exactly this:
c:\Progra~1\LOVE\love.exe "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)" ... assuming you've installed LOVE to the default directory. Click Save... and assign any keyboard shortcut you want. Now running your program takes a single keystroke! Dr. Magnusson Prole Posts: 22 Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:10 pm ### Re: Notepad++ shortcut Thank you! This really makes testing a lot easier. Before I used bat files for this, but this makes it even easier than before Carl Prole Posts: 18 Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:32 pm ### Re: Notepad++ shortcut I know this is an old thread but I would like to get this working, I tried the code above but no luck so anyone got any ideas? Skasi Prole Posts: 27 Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:25 pm ### Re: Notepad++ shortcut Well maybe you placed love in a different directory than zapwow, in this case you have to adjust the path. I suggest using the ... button to look for the love.exe and if you have found it, add "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)" (including the quote signs and with space between the command and the path to love.exe!) to the end of the input field.

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C:\Programme\LOVE\love.exe "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)" C:\Program Files\LOVE\love.exe "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)"
C:\LOVE\love.exe "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)" D:\LOVE\love.exe "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)"
etc
Also shortcuts using CTRL do not seem to work (well at least ctrl+space does not for me). You also have to remember that this shortcut only works if you are viewing a file that is placed in the mainfolder.

ecliptic
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### Re: Notepad++ shortcut

This worked well for me, good tip!

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### Re: Notepad++ shortcut

Useful, thanks.

Skasi: I think it is rather that shortcuts that are already in use cannot be assigned. For instance, Ctrl+R works fine, for me at least, but not Ctrl+S. You can see the present shortcuts, or change/remove the ones you added, under settings>shortcut mapper.
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### Re: Notepad++ shortcut

wow that is like.. a HUGE time saver!
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Xcmd
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### Re: Notepad++ shortcut

Better late that never, eh?

If you're running a 64-bit operating system (like me), and you've installed Love to the Program Files (x86) folder (like I did), then you may need to use the following command:

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C:\Progra~2\LOVE\love.exe "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)" Note the use of "Progra~2" in lieu of "Progra~1". We don't borrow, we don't read, we don't rent, we don't lease, we take the minds! TechnoCat Inner party member Posts: 1611 Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:31 am Location: Denver, CO Contact: ### Re: Notepad++ shortcut Am I the only Windows user that puts the love dir in the PATH env var so I can type love in the command prompt? It also makes my notepad++ run command: "love" "$(CURRENT_DIRECTORY)"
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### Re: Notepad++ shortcut

TechnoCat wrote:Am I the only Windows user that puts the love dir in the path so I can type love in the command prompt?
No.

Ah, LÖVE on Windows. That was a long time ago...
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