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Goal: Quick find-and-replace for active selected text in any application.

I want a utility to quickly perform a predetermined find-and-replace for the current selected text in the active application. I would highlight some text, press a hotkey, and the selected text would be replaced according to the filter.

This functionality would be useful for performing find-and-replace quickly when other programmatic methods are not readily available (renaming data files to match new filename scheme, removing the same text from each record in some application, etc).

Ideas: global hotkey editor, windows clipboard monitor, etc.


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You could setup a basic macro in Autohotkey (www.autohotkey.com). If you have text selected then whatever keystrokes are in the macro will automatically replace it. –  Snesticle Jan 7 '13 at 17:56
Perhaps this might help. –  Karan Jan 7 '13 at 23:55

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