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|How can my favorite mail software run when clicking mail address?|
|The e-mail program you want to use needs to be the default e-mail software. You can find an option to set the default e-mail software under Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options > Programs. If not found, in Explorer, select Options under the View menu, and select the File Types tab. Select URL:MailTo Protocol, double-click open, and enter the mail software path and options on Application used to perform action. Refer to the e-mail program help because the options depend on each mail software. Some e-mail programs do not support this function.|
|Clicking URLs will not run my favorite web browser.|
|After installing a second browser, you will be given the option to set the second browser as the default browser. Clicking a URL on EmEditor will start the second web browser at this point.|
|How can I make the year 4 digits when you insert dates?|
|Customize the date format in the Locale, Control Panel. This specification is the same as Notepad.|
|How can I open the Input Method Editor (IME) automatically when running EmEditor?|
|To open the IME automatically when running EmEditor, choose Properties for Current Configuration under the Tools menu and check the Run Input Method Editor check box on the General tab.|
|How can I copy configuration properties on one machine to another?|
|You can copy them if you write the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3 key to a file by Registry Editor (Regedit.exe), copy the file to the other machine, and read the file by Registry Editor. You might need to change the folder names in the Properties by yourself.|
|Why is there no ASP configuration?|
|What is "HTML" and "HTML-Embedded" in Special Syntax combo box on the Highlight (2) tab of Properties?|
|Can EmEditor encode Unicode characters as "Numerical Character References" (NCRs - those xx; codes) when saving HTML or XML files?|
|Yes. On the File tab in Properties, click Saving button, and check Save Unicode as HTML/XML Character Reference. You can also click Use Named Entity Reference if you would like to save named entity references such as ©. For HTML and XML configurations, these checkboxes are checked by default. However, EmEditor currently cannot decode or display NCRs as real Unicode characters when loading HTML or XML files.
|There is no encoding available in the Reload sub menu under the File menu except Same Encoding, Detect All, System Default, UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, UTF-8, and UTF-7. How can I add more code pages?|
|If you do not install EmEditor properly, but just copy emeditor.exe from another PC and run it, some system encodings will not be available in your copy of EmEditor. To setup additional system encodings, you can logon with Power User or Administrator privileges if you use Windows NT/2000/XP, and select theDefine Encoding command from the Tools menu, and click the Reset button. Encoding availability depends on which language system files you install in your copy of Windows. If you cannot find a particular encoding from within EmEditor, you can install additional language files from Control Panel - Regional and Language Options. After language system files are installed in your copy of Windows, select the Define Encoding command from the Tools menu, and click the Reset button.|
|After updating EmEditor to the newest version, how can I add the new commands to a menu or add the new keyboard shortcuts?|
|If the new commands do not show up in a menu, select Customize Menus under the Tools menu, and click on the Reset button to reset the menus to their defaults. To add new command shortcuts, click on the Reset button in the Keyboard tab of Properties for All Configurations.|
|How can I define two-keystroke keyboard shortcuts?|
|You can define two-keystroke keyboard shortcuts by using a combination of the user menu features and the keyboard mapping features. By default, CTRL+K is predefined for the first key of two-keystroke shortcuts using User Menu (1).
Some of the predefined shortcuts include:
CTRL+K, K Toggle Bookmark
CTRL+K, N Next Bookmark in this Document
CTRL+K, P Previous Bookmark in this Document
CTRL+K, L Clear All Bookmarks in this Document
CTRL+K, C Comment Selection
CTRL+K, U Uncomment Selection
In this list, the second key can be activated with or without CTRL key. For instance, the Toggle Bookmark command can be activated by pressing K with CTRL, and then K again with or without CTRL.
To add new two-keystroke shortcuts:
1. On the Help menu select Keyboard Map.
2. Click to select the All Configurations button on the Toolbar, if you want all of the configurations to use the same shortcuts (or deselect it to not use the same shortcuts).
3. Scroll down the list to User Menu (2) and double-click.
4. In the Configuration Properties, type a shortcut in the text box, Press a New Shortcut Key. For instance, CTRL+;.
5. Click the Assign button, and click OK.
6. Close the Keyboard Map window.
7. Next, on the Tools menu select Customize Menus.
8. Select User Menu (2) on the Menu to Customize list.
9. Click the Insert Right button.
10. In the Menu Properties, select a new command to assign a shortcut to.
11. On the Name text box, use & to specify a new shortcut key.
12. The character to the right of & specifies the second character.
For instance, if you want to add New and Paste command and set "N" as the second shortcut key:
1. Select File in the Category list.
2. Select New and Paste in the Command list.
3. Type &New and Paste in the Name text box.
4. Click OK.
Repeat this procedure to define as many commands as you prefer.
By default, the user menu will appear 1 second after the first key is pressed. Second shortcut keys work before the user menu appears. You can change the delay time for each user menu by adjusting the Delay Time slider on the bottom of the Customize Menus dialog box.
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