Need a shortcut that inserts the current date/time?

(If you keep a journal -- recommended! -- or a todo file -- also recommended! -- then you'll need this.)

The command is found here:

TextFX | TextFX Insert | Date & Time Long Format

(You may need to install the TextFX characters plugin) (or update it!)

Next you need to map a key-combination to it.

I'm going to use Ctrl -D

Currently Ctrl-D copies the current line.

I've often hit that combo and i've never needed it.

So Ctrl-D for Date.

Under:

Settings | Shortcut Mapper | Scintilla Commands

Name:  16 SCI_SELECTIONDUPLICATE
ShortCut: CTRL+D

You can't delete the command, you need to modify it to have no hotkey combo.

Use "Modify" -- then on the modify dialog, select a key combination of "None" and press "Apply".

(i.e. select "none" from the drop down of key combos, and de-select the 'Ctrl' checkbox)

A warning message will appear at the foot of the dialog saying "This will remove shortcut from this command" Great! Don't forget to press "Apply". Just pressing OK is not enough. Strangely.

Removed that one? Great.

Now ADD the one you want. Under:

Settings | Shortcut Mapper | Plugin Commands:

Name:       I:Date & Time - long format
ShortCut:   Ctrl+D

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