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I am doing something like this in my F5 command (execute)

C:\Python27\pythonw.exe G:\

I want to run this script everytime i save file. When i save this command as ctrl+s, notepad++ does not run it, only save my file.

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So, instead of pressing [Ctrl]+[S], then [F5] and [Enter], you just want to press [Ctrl]+[S] to save and run? –  iglvzx Feb 16 '12 at 20:24
Yes. (characters_needed_to_send) –  SuitUp Feb 16 '12 at 20:33

3 Answers 3

If you use the NppExec plugin, the following macro will do what you want:

C:\Python27\pythonw.exe G:\

This can be bound to any key combination, does not rely on any existing shortcuts, and will bring up a save dialog if necessary.

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took some fiddling on my part, but indeed, this is a good solution. –  automatonic Aug 20 '12 at 23:44

You can use AutoHotkey to easily create macros. For your case, the following script will work:

#IfWinActive, ahk_class Notepad++
^s:: ;Ctrl+S
    Send, ^s{F5}
    WinWaitActive, Run...
    Send, {Enter}

You may need to run the script as an administrator, since Notepad++ uses it's own keyboard hooks.

Download:, 784KB

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You can save a macro that will do this.

First, change the file so you can save. Then Start Macro, Ctrl+S, Execute your script, Stop Recording, Save recorded Macro.

Now you can either save this macro as Ctrl+S plus something, or just Ctrl+S, the latter would require you to un-map Ctrl+S.

If you must have it as a global hook into Ctrl+S (as Save) I do not have an answer for you, as I do not believe this is allowed, though you can macro any combination of events you want.

Hope this helps!

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Oh, I need to have 15 reputation to vote up you. :( –  SuitUp Feb 16 '12 at 20:31
It does not work, how should i execute script so it will be recorded? –  SuitUp Feb 16 '12 at 20:40
I believe you can give it a shortcut and then run that shortcut, in this case I was using a Python Script Plugin found here: –  jidar Feb 16 '12 at 20:52

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