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I hate to have to ask this but... I've seemed to accidentally hit a couple hot-keys and my Notepad is now showing text from Right-to-Left. What was a that hot-key combo and what can I do to reverse it back to Left-to-Right?

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Right click anywhere in notepad and uncheck right-to-left reading

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This is correct. –  DavidChenware Aug 9 '11 at 19:13
Wow... I've never noticed that. Just for curiosity, do you know the hot-key equivelent? –  RLH Aug 9 '11 at 19:17
@RLH It is apparently Right or Left Ctrl+Shift depending on which direction you want it, but it doesn't work for me –  Greg Aug 9 '11 at 19:30

Hotkey combo:

  • to write text from Right to Left, try Ctrl + Right Shift

  • to write text from Left to Right, try Ctrl + Left Shift

Or simply open Notepad again ;)

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Try the following shortcuts:



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Those do nothing for me –  Oliver Salzburg Oct 9 '12 at 15:13
These work in Notepad++ for changing LTR and RTL, maybe in other windows apps too? –  naxa Apr 26 '13 at 15:47
Works for me in Notepad++. None of the other answers worked... –  Meir Sep 2 '13 at 9:15
Hooray for standards! –  Ekevoo Jan 27 at 19:15

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