Tab Abbreviations

Posted by stan on 2009-04-19 04:40 | Staff Pick!
Stan Angeloff
Wed, 2011-03-23 18:18
  • : 5.0 - 5.*
  • : 5.0 - 5.*

TAB trigger for Abbreviations.

  The Tab Abbreviations add-on has been merged into HTML Toolkit. Please avoid running the two extensions on the same install.

What it does:

  • Auto-complete abbreviations by pressing TAB
  • Organise your abbreviations by folder and select the desired one from a pop-up menu

How to Configure?

  • Open up your toolbox and create a new folder (red icon) Abbreviations
  • Create a folder for each language - HTML, JavaScript, etc. Full list of supported languages is available in the bottom right hand corner of your window
  • Inside a language folder, create a new snippet. Give it a name you would later on use to insert it e.g. button, form, table, etc.

How to Install?

  • Download the XPI file
  • Fire up Komodo 5
  • Select Tool -> Add-ons -> Extensions
  • Drag and drop the XPI file onto the Add-ons window
  • Wait and confirm the installation

You must restart Komodo for changes to take effect.

Source code is available on Google Code.

outsidethebox | Mon, 2009-06-15 16:22

What do I need to do to trigger the popup menu you describe?

stan | Tue, 2009-06-16 03:10

For any of the languages that Komodo supports, open your toolbox and browse to Abbreviations -> [LANGUAGE]. Right click and add a new folder (not a live one, regular one). Set the name to 'doctype'. Inside the newly create folder add snippets for each DOCTYPE you want to have.


outsidethebox | Tue, 2009-06-16 14:58

Ok, got that. But what keys do I press to make that menu pop up?

kiam | Thu, 2009-07-23 12:48

Reading the description of the extension I would think that the key to press is the TAB.

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deakster | Fri, 2009-10-23 01:43

It would be very helpful if there was some way to define the cursor position in the inserted text (after it has been inserted).

weitzman | Thu, 2009-10-29 10:46

I am having trouble completing a snippet which is in a subdir of the language folder. Is that a known limitation? The Drupal extension puts its abbreviations under PHP/Drupal. Thanks.

nlpdan | Sun, 2009-11-29 03:08

Hi weitzman !
I invite you to the following address:
There you will find solution to the problem of subdirectories. I greet you !

baikis | Sat, 2011-08-27 02:11

Is there any working extension or macros that do tab-completions?? HTML Toolkit is no more working?

Where are Komodo developers - the most popular komodo extensions features should be implemented to Komodo natively!

outsidethebox | Thu, 2011-09-01 18:39

Komodo is great. But all too often, it is outshined by some simple, but really useful features found in Dreamweaver.