I use BBEdit’s Scratchpad window all day. For some reason I’ve never thought about making it easier to get to the window. While perusing BBEdit’s Google Group, I spotted this message by Fletcher, in which he provides a simple AppleScript for doing just that.
tell application "BBEdit" activate open scratchpad document set the index of the window of scratchpad document to 1 end tell
In his post, Fletcher uses an Automator Service but I prefer Keyboard Maestro. I created a simple trigger in Keyboard Maestro that looks like this: