Feature Showcases

The Toolbox sidebar is for storing "tools" - bits of code that you can quickly add to Komodo to automate tasks, integrate extrnal tools, or just store snippets of text or links.

The following types of tools can be added anywhere in the Toolbox sidebar:

To show and hide the Toolbox sidebar click the Show/Hide Right Pane button in the Workspace toolbar, click View|Tabs & Sidebars|Toolbox, or use the key binding for your platform (e.g. "Ctrl" + "Shift" + "L").

The top level of the Toolbox sidebar is considered the global toolbox. This is an area for tools that are generally applicable for any file you might be working on. Tools can be grouped into folders to keep them organized.

There are also two optional toolboxes indicated by special toolbox icons in the sidebar:

Adding, Removing and Managing Tools

To add an item to the toolbox: click the Tools menu button and select the type of tool you want (e.g. "New Macro..."). A relevant dialog box will open with options for the tool. Clicking "OK" adds it the new tool at the top level of the Toolbox.

To add an item in a specific place: right-click on the desired folder or toolbox, and select Add|New... from the context menu.

To remove an item: select it and hit the Delete key or right-click on it and choose "Delete" from the context menu.

To move tools: drag tools or directories between folders and toolboxes or cut/copy paste anywhere in the Toolbox sidebar.

Special Folders - Abbreviations and Vi Commands

There are two folder names that have special behavior in Komodo:

Behind the Scenes - How Tools are Stored

Tooboxes are stored as special directories containing a file for each tool.

The individual tools are stored in JSON files with a ".komodotool" extension.

Importing and Exporting Tools

The toolbox menu and context menu have options to help with saving, importing and exporting tools and directories. Files with the ".komodotool" extension or directories containing those files can be imported, as can legacy (5.2 and previous) Komodo toolbox files in ".kpf" format.

Toolboxes can also be exported as standard zip archives using "Export as Zip File..."