The Command Launcher (Part 1)

Do you consider yourself a keyboard-savvy power user but dislike remembering the dizzying array of keyboard shortcuts? Or perhaps you just want to get more functionality out of TKE?  If so, then the command launcher will soon become your favorite go to tool within TKE.  It works a lot like system-wide application launchers such as Spotlight, Alfred, Quicksilver, Gnome DO, KRunner, Ubuntu HUD and the like, but on TKE-specific functionality.

The application features that the command launcher can access are the following:

  • Run menu accessible commands
  • Install and uninstall plugins
  • Run plugin commands
  • Open favorited and recently opened files/directories
  • Open, switch and delete sessions
  • Change language syntax
  • Change theme
  • Jump to a symbol (like jumping to a specific procedure in a Tcl file, for example)
  • Jump to a marker
  • Access clipboard history
  • Access snippets
  • Perform calculations
  • Launch/bookmark URLs in your default web browser
  • Launch/bookmark system available URIs


Continue reading “The Command Launcher (Part 1)”

The Command Launcher (Part 1)


Do you ever have files or directories that you constantly open/close but are tired of having to launch the open command and find the thing in the file system?  If so, then the favorites command is there to make you happy.  Files or directories that are favorited within TKE are always accessible from the "File / Open Favorites" menu list.  Just select one in the list and file will be immediately opened or the directory will be immediately added to the sidebar.

Continue reading “Favorites”


Clipboard History

If you have ever dealt with the tedium ad nauseum of repeatedly copying a bit of text from one file and pasting it into another file, then you will appreciate the clipboard history manager built into TKE.  This feature allows you to individually copy several times (without performing a paste operation between each copy) and then paste those bits of copied text into a document in an order of your choosing.  A great way to be more efficient in your coding and keep you focused on your work instead of focused on your workflow.

Continue reading “Clipboard History”

Clipboard History