Dragon NaturallySpeaking: switching between Studio 2017 and Notepad

Due to Studio's lack of support for Dragon NaturallySpeaking I am composing most of my text in Notepad. Does anyone have any tips for macros to select all the text in Notepad then switch reliably to Studio's editing pane? (Too often I find that I end up in the concordance pane or some other subsection of the main window.)

I watched Nora's webinar a couple of weeks ago and found it useful, but have not yet bought the KnowBrainer utility, nor have I had time to implement any of her suggestions myself.

I have a very large project under way today, and already my left hand is starting to feel the impact of repeated alt+tabs from Notepad to Studio, so I am looking for some kind of short-term fix. I can look into something more sophisticated at a later date.

I am using Studio 2017 and Dragon Professional Individual.

Thanks in advance,
Dan

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  • For now, a small autohotkey script seems to do the trick. Note that control + shift + e is nominally the shortcut for the editor, BUT the shortcut doesn't seem to work if I am in something like the concordance window i.e. It does not move to the target pane. Apologies for dodgy code formatting. Any suggestions still gratefully received.

    ; WinActivate SDL Trados
    if WinExist("ahk_exe SDLTradosStudio.exe")
    {WinActivate SDL Trados
    {If WinExist("wip - Notepad")
    ;MsgBox, "found notepad for SDL"
    WinActivate ; use the window found above
    else
    MsgBox "Notepad not running"
    WinWaitActive
    send ^a
    sleep 50
    send ^c
    sleep 100
    WinActivate SDL Trados
    send ^+e
    sleep 50
    send ^a
    sleep 50
    send ^v
    }
    }

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  • For now, a small autohotkey script seems to do the trick. Note that control + shift + e is nominally the shortcut for the editor, BUT the shortcut doesn't seem to work if I am in something like the concordance window i.e. It does not move to the target pane. Apologies for dodgy code formatting. Any suggestions still gratefully received.

    ; WinActivate SDL Trados
    if WinExist("ahk_exe SDLTradosStudio.exe")
    {WinActivate SDL Trados
    {If WinExist("wip - Notepad")
    ;MsgBox, "found notepad for SDL"
    WinActivate ; use the window found above
    else
    MsgBox "Notepad not running"
    WinWaitActive
    send ^a
    sleep 50
    send ^c
    sleep 100
    WinActivate SDL Trados
    send ^+e
    sleep 50
    send ^a
    sleep 50
    send ^v
    }
    }

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