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What is the .SMN File Extension?

.SMN File Extension Description:

The file extension SMN identifies the menu keys used by SETEdit, a text editor designed mainly for programmers with DOS background. Nevertheless, it supports most of the code from C and C++, a lot of style commands from WordStar and Borland, almost all the syntax highlights of more than 24 programming languages such as Clipper and Pascal, and some key combinations on Linux and Windows. On Linux, it runs as a native X11 application, which means it fully, supports the keyboard that even the strangest key combinations works. On Windows, however, the Windows Manager reserves some key combinations used by the editor.

SETEdit has a text mode interface with configurable macros, rectangular selection, block indentation, as well as customizable menu keys and keyboard shortcuts. With it, the keyboard is fully configurable especially for those who are not familiar with the DOS environment. On the other hand, the menu keys can be configured only using the SETEdit windows. The menu keys are defined in a text file with the file extension SMN.

Files with the .smn file extension can be configured from the Tools & Options menu of SETEdit. The file particularly loaded by the editor for this purpose has the filename menubind.smn, which contains all the default configuration menus and some useful tools for the keyboard including the Options menu, which on the other hand, has configuration submenus such as the key assignments.

The key assignments submenu contained in files with the .smn file extension can fully customize the keys used by SETEdit by using conventions, cursor movement, insert and delete, blocks, and miscellaneous keyboard commands. Conventions are needed to trigger one or more commands by pressing one key or a sequence of keys at the same time. An example is the Control key <Ctrl> represented by the symbol ^ which does not cause any effect inside the editor if used alone; hence it has to be used with the name of some keys indicating that the two keys must be pressed sequentially at the same time.

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The General Cause of .SMN files Errors:

A typical and frequent explanation for .SMN files errors is failure in the Windows program registry - cleaning is required to avoid more corruption in other software and/or hardware devices. Dangers include system device damage, blue screen errors and fatal crashes.

.SMN files Errors - Common Symptoms:

.SMN files error symptoms include software lock ups, system start up or shut down troubles, jerky computer operation, sluggish behaviour, input freezing, internal speaker beeps, problems accessing program files as well as issues while installing applications.

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