TreePad Activation key
From whichever Windows application you happen to have open, TreePad enables you to jump straight to it by pressing a user-defined system-wide TreePad activation key.
To define the key, click the System-wide TreePad activation key toolbutton on the View toolbar to display a drop-down list of possible key combinations from Ctrl+Alt+F5 to Ctrl+Alt+F12. Clicking one of them will make that combination the activation key. Clicking None disables this function.
If you are running more than one concurrent instance of TreePad, setting different activation keys for each is a convenient way of switching between them as well as between one of them and another application. It will help prevent editing the wrong file if both are very similar in name.
- You do not need to click the Activation key toolbutton to find whether one has been defined. Simply allowing the mouse cursor to hover over the button will display this information as a tooltip. If no key has been defined, you will see the message No system-wide TreePad activation key has been defined.
- In TreePad Business Edition, TreePad remembers the Activation key you selected even after you close the file, but be aware that this is instance-specific. For example, suppose you open File A and File B in concurrent instances of TreePad. You assign Ctrl+Alt+5 as the Activation key to File A, and Ctrl+Alt+6 to File B. So far so good. Now close File A, then File B, then reopen File A. Since the last instance of TreePad to close "sets" the Activation key for when TreePad next opens, you will discover that the key for File A has now "changed" to Ctrl+Alt+6!