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If you find yourself repeatedly typing phrases or snippets of code, you’ll find Texter very useful. Texter is designed to take the repetition out of computer use. I use it when I write guides for this site; I always write the guides in plain HTML first and then move them to my CMS. I’ll often write lines of HTML code over and over again, so this tool is a real time saver.

Using Texter

Texter is simple to use: after installation, you can start adding your hostrings; when you type the short phrase, texter will replace it with the full phrase you’ve assigned. Below you can see two examples of hostrings I use and the full replacement string.

Texter screenshot 1

Texter screenshot 1

Texter in Action

I made a short clip of Texter in action so you can get a better idea of how it works.

Problems with Texter

Texter is extremely useful, but there is one reason I don’t use it as much as I’d like to: when I use it, I find the Windows Key shortcuts no longer work. If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know in the comments.

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Comments

  • Ali Razzouk

    It’s not even a 1.0 release yet. Maybe later on this problem with keyboard shortcuts will be fixed.

  • Ali Razzouk

    It’s not even a 1.0 release yet. Maybe later on this problem with keyboard shortcuts will be fixed.

  • Ali Razzouk

    It’s not even a 1.0 release yet. Maybe later on this problem with keyboard shortcuts will be fixed.

  • Jon Edlund

    I think that this program, once it gets past version 1.0 will be the time to use it as well, however I do have a suggestion. Use regfromapp as administrator to see which hotkeys are changed in the registry and that way you can return back to the original configuration when you are done using the program. http://www.nirsoft.net is the place to find the regfromapp program.

  • Jon Edlund

    I think that this program, once it gets past version 1.0 will be the time to use it as well, however I do have a suggestion. Use regfromapp as administrator to see which hotkeys are changed in the registry and that way you can return back to the original configuration when you are done using the program. http://www.nirsoft.net is the place to find the regfromapp program.

  • Jon Edlund

    I think that this program, once it gets past version 1.0 will be the time to use it as well, however I do have a suggestion. Use regfromapp as administrator to see which hotkeys are changed in the registry and that way you can return back to the original configuration when you are done using the program. http://www.nirsoft.net is the place to find the regfromapp program.


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