Customizing SPFLite

SPFLite provides a large number of option settings to allow you to customize it to your personal preferences.  An initial set of default values is installed with the program.  You should review these initial option settings to see if they meet your requirements.


If this is your first time using SPFLite, you will automatically be presented with the SPFLite General Options dialog to allow you to set the initial options you prefer.


At any time afterwards, you can enter the OPTIONS command to display the General Options dialog.


SPFLite options are grouped into three categories, each accessible by a primary command.  Review each tab's contents, and when complete, click on the Done button at the bottom.  


Organization of Options


User options are stored in the following categories:


General Options


The OPTIONS command will display a tabbed dialog, where preferences for general or global options are maintained.  These options are related to the general operation of SPFLite, and not with the editing of any particular file type.  


Profile Options


These are options which are linked to a particular file type.  Options such as automatic colorization support, tab settings and delimiter characters are controlled with a PROFILE.  


When your file has a file name extension, its file type is the same as the file name extension.  So, a file called MyFile.txt has a file type of TXT, and that is the name of its PROFILE.  When your file does not have a file name extension, you can use the name of the file's parent directory as its assumed profile name, if you select the General Option "Use DIR name as PROFILE when no file extension".


When you wish to see the PROFILE options for a given file you are editing, enter the PROFILE command with no options. This will display several special lines in your edit session, like =PROF>.  The QUERY command can also be used for a quick display of any single Profile setting.  You can alter profile options using keyword commands such as CAPS and AUTOSAVE.  If you want to edit a profile other than the one for your current edit file, you can use the PROFILE EDIT name command.


Keyboard and Mouse Mapping


Keyboard mapping definitions are accessed with the KEYMAP command, which will display a KEYMAP dialog.This allows you to customize the keyboard operation by defining the SPFLite functions and keyboard macros that are assigned to the keys you desire.


SET Options


It is also possible to control some optional SPFLite operating features using SET commands.  The SET names involved are:


SET ALIAS.shortname = longname


SET AUTOFAV.filepath = named_favorites_name



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