AutoHotkey is a script-driven open-source Windows software for macro creation and task automation.
In Finale it can be used to create automatic reactions on nearly any keyboard or mouse click.
Creating Scripts with AutoHotkey
First you need to download AutoHotkey. Then you should follow the tutorials.
AutoHotkey is only needed to compile and debug the scripts. Download AutoHotkey (external Link) AutoHotkey Tutorial (external Link)
Finale Scripts for AutoHotkey
1.) Show Active Layer Number
Shows an icon with the active layer number.
Layer 1 is on a green background, layers 2-4 are red.
2.) Show Active Language
Shows the language code of the active Windows language.
3.) Show Active Layer Only
Shows a red "ACT" icon, if only the active layer is visible.
This is how the icons look in Finale:
Starting the AutoHotyKey scripts and in action in Finale:
4.) Ctrl-Arrow Scroll
Enables jumping to the previous / next measure in Finale's Scroll View by clicking Ctrl-LeftArrow / Ctrl-RightArrow.
5.) Shift-Mouse Scroll
Enables jumping to the previous / next measure in Finale's Scroll View by scrolling with the mouse wheel and pressing Shift.
6.) Ctrl-Enter for Quitting Dialogs
Enables fast quitting of dialogs through the keyboard:
the script simulates pressing the OK button of the current dialog when Ctrl-Enter is hit.