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I see Notepad adds .txt to the save name I choose. I can change this by changing file type when saving. But, next time I must change the file type again. How do I choose the default file type?

I see that my type is "Normal Text" in the Settings > Preferences. But, I see no "None" option there.

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It bugs me too that a potentially powerful code editor makes the small things so annoying. Seriously: Who writes so many *.txt files? –  Domi Apr 22 at 9:33

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I found a workaround here. You have to edit langs.xml. On windows it is located in appdata\roaming\notepad++. Change < Language name="normal" ext="txt"/> to < Language name="normal" ext=""/>. Then set your default language to Normal Text. Alternately, you could change a language you don't use if you wish to keep Normal Text for .txt files. I choose makefile because I don't use it and there is only one setting for # comments.

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