# Mac – Does Atom provide a Macro functionality like Notepad++ has

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I am thinking about switching from Notepad++ to Atom. Does Atom provide a Macro functionality like Notepad++ has?

#### Best Answer

• Yes if you mean the Ctrl + Shift + R, Ctrl + Shift + P macro recording and play in Notepad++ (how much I love these!), then Atom does have it.

The atom-keyboard-macros does the same thing albeit with some complicated chords.

I am on v0.11.0 (Nov 2017) of the plugin and on Mac so YMMV. Things look good so far to me, however I haven't been very successful in unmapping these shortcuts and making them similar to the ones in Notepad++.

Ctrl + Shift + R - which used to toggle record and stop record in Notepad++ is handled by Ctrl + X; Ctrl + ( followed by Ctrl + X; Ctrl + ), not very efficient!

Ctrl + Shift + P is handled by Ctrl + x; e

See the shortcuts section under https://atom.io/packages/atom-keyboard-macros

Hope that helps..