In addition to Ovg´s post:
Configure your Windows to hibernate instead of shutdown and you don't need to exit UltraEdit ever manually on turning off your computer. Then exiting UltraEdit is only needed when Windows requires a reboot for finishing installing updates, or when (un)installer of an application wants a reboot of Windows to complete (un)install, or when UltraEdit itself is updated/upgraded.
You could also use a set of named files all stored in a folder of your choice. You could use File - Favorite Files
to add this folder or the "note" files in this folder to list of favorite files. With a hotkey to Favorite Files
command or by a click on its symbol in toolbar it would be easy to open all "note" files from list. Or Favorites
on tab Lists
on File View
view is used for quick opening a "note" file.
I wrote long time ago a macro to save all new unnamed files, see Macro to save new files?
This macro stored in a macro file (with other macros) with a hotkey assigned for quick execution and macro file being set for automatic load on startup of UltraEdit makes it possible to save all notes after modifying or adding a note to a directory of your choice with a hotkey.
An even better solution was posted years later at Save all new, unnamed files with automatically generated file names
which contains an UltraEdit script to save all unnamed files to a directory of your choice with an automatically generated file name. The script can be added to list of scripts with assigning a hotkey for quick execution. It would be also possible to enhance it with GUID generator method for UE scripts
to avoid overwriting existing "note" files although I think, this is not really necessary for this task.
I want to draw your attention on command File - Special Functions - Delete Active File
. I have assigned hotkey Alt+Del
to this command in key mapping configuration dialog. So I can press Alt+Del
and next Return
to close and delete active file.
Last but not least it would be also possible to write an UltraEdit script with a hotkey like Ctrl+Shift+N assigned and added to script list which creates a new file saved automatically as named "note" file with a GUID in file name into a directory of your choice. The script could even write current date and time into the file before you append the note. Then you would have always a new named "note" file when using Ctrl+Shift+N before writing the note.
Note: Configuring to execute automatically a macro or script on exit of UltraEdit is not possible. So the trigger for macro or script execution must be done by you with keyboard.