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Run AutoHotkey script directly from Notepad++

Last Modified: 2020-09-17

Is there a way to run an AutoHotkey (AHK) script directly from Notepad++?

I recently began editing my AutoHotkey scripts in Notepad++ rather than in Notepad. Now I'm wondering if, after making changes to a file, I can run it directly from Notepad++.

With regular Notepad, you must first save the edited file then go to Explorer (or wherever you have a shortcut) and run the file from there. It would save several keystrokes if the file could be run directly from Notepad++.

I do see a "Run" menu but after clicking, a box comes up asking you to enter the file you'd like to run. It would be quicker of course if there's a way to simply run the code in the currently active tab.

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