[ANN] Free tText plugins: Do Shell & Speak2Me

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 19:40:26 EST 2009

> Jerry - I have a few plugins I would love to do - but to be really useful I
> need to be able to activate them more conveniently, or more flexibly, than
> using the plugin menu. (for example, I'd like to have the equivalents of
> Emacs change-case commands
> <cmd>-L - make current word lower case, leave cursor at start of next word
> <cmd>-U - make current word UPPER case, ....
> <cmd>-C = make word Capitalized, ....
> Doing that as 3 separate plugins is kind of crazy (and I'd never remember
> which order they came in).
> Doing it as one plugin, and using modifier keys to choose which action is
> chosen is, well, kind of, ok .... that's what I'm using right now - but
> unfortunately the modifier keys prevent the use of shortcuts to trigger menu
> items, so it's a bit of a pain to use.

What about making a plugin that opens as palette stack?

Perhaps it could have a front script that intercepts the
commandKeyDown message and implements your own commands there.
I haven't tried this, so I don't know if setting a frontScript will be
possible, but I guess it would.


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