So I set up my iMac yesterday, and so far it's working fine. I'm hitting a few snags, though, so I figured I'd post about them and see if any mac enthusiasts knew how to fix them.
On my PC, I have AutoHotKey set up so that the Escape key will close the current message window in Thunderbird. Is there any way to convince Thunderbird to do the same thing on the mac?
If I type ctrl-asterisk on my PC, one of two things happens. If text is selected, AHK will put an asterisk before and after that text, and leave the cursor after the second asterisk. If there is no text selected, AHK will type out two asterisks, and leave the cursor between them. (This is handy for adding *emphasis* to plaintext.)
How would I even get started adding a feature like this to my mac? Is there some way to get AppleScript to do it?
It looks like there's no Notepad++ port to OSX (boo), and it looks like getting it running under WINE on my mac is a big hassle (boo). What text editor *should* I use on the mac?
On my PCs, I have a little AHK script that runs every ten minutes. It picks out a quote from a text file of quotes I have onhand, formats that string into an email signature, and saves off that signature as a text file. (Then, Thunderbird looks in that text file for my email signature.)
Again, where would I even get started on this on the mac platform? Am I writing a Perl script or something? And once I have it written, how do I automate running it?
That's all for now. So far, so good.
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