Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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Why is Notepad++ so slow when dealing with files stored on a network share?

Recently Notepad++ seems to be very slow when dealing with files that are located on a network share. I am editing small files (e.g. web.config) and it is slow to: Initially open a file on a ...
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How can I sort the lines in a text file, by the length of each line, in Notepad++?

How Can I sort a text file by line length in notepad++? Is there any plugin available for the mentioned task? In case that there is no plugin, What is the first and maybe second tutorial to read, In ...
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Is it possible Notepad++ to change the theme based on current filetype

For example, if I open a text file, notepad++ would open it in 'default' theme. But if I open a php file for instance, it would open it in 'custom_theme1'. I know notepad++ is highly extensible, so I ...
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NotePad++ shortcut for selecting whole word

I know in notepad++ i can use mouse doubleclick to select whole word, but i want to use some keybord shortcut. For example in visual studio it's ctrl+w by default and it's very useful. Can i specify ...
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How can I use the Lucida Grande font in Windows?

I'm a Windows user but I want to use the Lucida Grande font in Notepad++ and Eclipse IDE. I didn't find that font listed for Notepad++ when I tried to change the font in the style configurator. ...
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How to prevent Notepad++ search to loop?

I like when a search functionality tells me there's no more results when reaching the end of the file, rather than looping to the beginning of the file. How can I do that in Notepad++? I can't find ...
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Transpose column to row

How do I convert code from a column: 1 2 3 4 to in a row (with spaces): 1 2 3 4 using Notepad++ ?
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In Notepad++, how do I split long lines in several rows?

I usually use Notepad++ for programming, but recently I started doing some writing in it as well. Writing usually involves long paragraphs with no line breaks, and currently those are displayed in ...
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Find and replace in Notepad++ using wildcards/regex

I have a SQL dump with expressions such as youtubehd:2nj6bykw. The 2nj6bykw can also be a different random string. It is always 8 characters long. I want to replace youtubehd:2nj6bykw with just ...
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ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad++

I have a text encoded in ANSI: When I tried to convert it into UTF-8 (using the Notepad++ menu Encoding > UTF-8), I get some weird characters: I thought that UTF-8 was a superset of ANSI and ...
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Notepad++:Is there a way to fix the fact that I can't run Chrome from the run menu?

I am running Notepad++ v.5.9.2 on Windows 7-64 bit. When I try to launch files in IE or Firefox from the Run menu in N++, there's no problem. However, when I click "Launch in Chrome" nothing happens, ...
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Strikethrough in notepad++

Is there anyway I can have text with strikethrough style in notepad++? I use notepad++ for my to-do lists, and being able to assign strikethrough to the highlighted text (especially if it could be on ...
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Where are Notepad++ config files?

I know this question has been asked before and I have read many answers from various forums regarding this issue but I have never ever been able to find my actual configuration files for Notepad++. ...
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What causes 3 special characters after conversion to UTF-8?

One of our work steps involves saving an MS Excel worksheet as CSV and then using UltraEdit to convert the CSV to UTF-8 before importing it into a server system. The problem is that, after the ...
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Selecting range of lines in Notepad ++

How do I select specific range of lines in Notepad++ quickly? I have a text file that has over 1M of lines and I need to delete some fragments from it, but selecting lines manually just takes too much ...
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Is there a version of solarized color scheme for notepad++

I've recently switched my Eclipse to Solarized colors. I would like to do the same thing for Notepad++. How can I achieve that ? UPDATE 1 The Eclipse configuration I use is Solarized-like.
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Open with Notepad++ as Administrator Context Menu

I'd like to add an "Open with Notepad++ as Administrator" context menu for all files to Windows 7. I've tried the solutions listed here: ...
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Notepad++ Disable/Lock Zoom

Is it possible to disable or lock the zoom feature in Notepad++ ? I'm doing a lot of copying and pasting, and the zoom level keeps changing on me. It's driving me nuts!
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Notepad++ inserting special Unicode characters in UTF-8

What's the best ways to enter special Unicode characters into a Notepad++ document? Do I have to rely on the operating system (Windows)? Looking for a see-and-click solution. I can bring up the ...
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Is there a way to turn off popups in Notepad++ macros?

I created a macro in Notepad++ that cleans up imported data through a series of regex search and replace iterations. This works well, but at each step, I get a popup telling me how many instances ...
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How does “Autoclose braces” work in Notepad++?

When I enable the option and enter an opening bracket (or brace) it does not auto-close itself. Does auto-close have a different meaning than what I am understanding?
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How to get a bookmarks list?

The bookmarks options in Notepad++(I'm using version 6.0) are okay, but their usefulness is limited by the fact that there is no way (that I can find) of getting a list of the existing bookmarks, so ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error

When installing Notepad++ on Windows 7 64-bit, I receive this error: Error opening file for writing: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\langs.model.xml Click Abort to stop the installation, Retry to ...
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How do I uncomment lines in an XML file using Notepad++

I can comment lines easily enough with Ctrl+Shift+Q. How do I uncomment the lines? Ctrl+Shift+K doesn't do it.
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How to make variables auto-complete in Notepad++?

How do I make variables auto-complete in Notepad++? Many editors have it. I'm working on a program scan file. For every string that begins with a $ character, as soon as I type $, it would show me ...
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notepad++: How to reset all the setting to default ones?

i change settings a lot. Now, i think I've played with Notepad++ too much. Now how can I reset the settings ? btw, I don't want to uninstall, then install again. that's not so "superuser"-ish, right ...
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How do I remove the last part of every line in notepad++?

I know this can be done in notepad++, but I'm not finding the right replace syntax. I want to remove the last part of this sentence, starting from ?: ...
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Notepad++ doesn't launch (notepad++.exe present in the task manager)

Yesterday Notepad++ was runnable, but today it doesn't. In spite of the notepad++.exe (with its 13 process) presence is the tasks manager, Notepad++ window doesn't launch. I tried to uninstall and ...
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notepad++ highlight colours

I like the highlighting feature in notepad++, but when using certain themes that default purple and yellow make the text unreadable, and it seems I cannot change it through style configurator. Does ...
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Configuring Notepad++ to highlight .proj files as XML

Digging around the settings, Google and Super User, I haven't found how to do this.
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Notepad++ not launching in Windows 7

On my Windows 7 64-bit, Notepad++ nor its PortableApps.com equivalent won't launch. The process and the splash appear, but beyond that it doesn't work, splash doesn't disappear. It's been like that ...
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How do I add “input” to my macro, to replace text in Notepad++?

I'm trying to make a macro with an 'input' pop-up dialog that synergizes with the replace feature. It should go something like: "Paste text->ask for input->replace variable in pasted text with input ...
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Auto hide Notepad++ console dialog?

I use Notepad++ for development and the NPPExec plugin to execute the code. To execute, I press Ctrl-F6 to Execute the program. This invokes the console dialog to show the output of the compiler. ...
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Make Notepad++ remember a particular language for a particular file?

I have a number of files that I would like colored different ways even though they have the same extension. For example, I have some *.config files that are actually Python files and some that are ...
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Disabling doc list when using ctrl-tab in Notepad++

I'Is there a way to disable the "doc list" that is displayed when you switch between documents with CTRL-TAB? I'm used to editplus, where hitting CTRL-TAB simply switches the document immediately. ...
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Notepad++: Is there a way to remove white spaces in empty lines automatically?

I don't want to delete the empty lines completely, but I want to remove the tabs and whitespaces in them. Eclipse usually does it (through a preference setting I guess) when we save the file. For ...
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How can I copy binary data in Windows (preferably with Notepad++)?

I want to duplicate some binary data (not in code, but by hand). The normal Ctrl+C doesn't work in my editor (Notepad++), it copies data only up to the first NUL char. Is there any workaround?
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How to remove custom run commands in notepad++

Hi I use notepad++ and to speed up the development of my program I added a keyboard shortcut to the Run menu. This of course took a few tries to get right and now I have multiple entries on the list ...
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Notepad++ Compare two files and remove

Say I have two files. file1.txt and file2.txt Both files contains a list of shoe brands name (1000+ names), like this: brand1 brand2 brand3 brand... Now - I want to compare file1 to file2, delete ...
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How Can I Find Nth Character in Notepad++?

From the following text, I'd like to find a n th character. For example, the 10th character is "u"`. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ac arcu sit amet lorem ...
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JSON Validator for Notepad++?

I'm looking for a plugin that can check the current opened file and instantly tell me whether it is valid JSON or not (eg whether there's a comma or a bracket missing) — is there any? I'm currently ...
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Notepad++ “Compress whitespace” effect

I'm looking for a mechanism within notepad++ to replace runs of consecutive whitespace with a single space, like the "Compress whitespace" command in notepad2. Essentially, in regex form: s/\s+/ /g ...
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Column editing in Notepad++ is awesome. How can I copy/paste in column mode?

Let's say I have a document like this: A A A B B B How can I put the Bs after the As on each line, like this: A B A B A B
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Creating special commands for Notepad++ using NppExec

Notepad++ has a convenient timestamp facility built-in with the choice of short or long formats, but both use the built-in date format of the computer they're on, showing either the month first (if ...
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How can I make Notepad++ use “.txt” files as the default open file dialog filter?

When I go to open files in NPP, the file types defaults to "all types (.)". How can I make this default to ".txt"? It may be a windows thing, since I'm sure it just uses the default windows file ...
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Use Notepad++ to change under_score_case to CamelCase?

I can write a regular expression in NP++ to find under_score_case. I can use TextFX in NP++ to change case to upper and lower case by highlighting and selecting. How can I use either NP++'s ...
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Anyone else having trouble getting Notepad++ to update? [closed]

I keep getting alerts that a new update package is available for Notepad++, but when I click "Yes", it jumps really quickly to 100% and never downloads anything. Anyone else? Update I currently ...
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Go to definition of a C function in a different file in Notepad++

While editing a C project on Notepad++ 5.6.7 (Unicode) with the SourceCookifier plugin, I can press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to go to the definition of a function which the cursor is on, but only if it is in ...
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Notepad++ Changebar

Notepad++ used to have a changebar (similar to the Microsoft code editor in Visual Studio) that would change color, if the line of text was changed. It was taken out some time ago, but I really liked ...
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Can Notepad++ be made to open file links in itself?

In Settings/Preferences, Notepad++ has an option on the MISC. tab under 'Clickable Link Settings' to the right, to Enable to open links found in the edited files. It underlines them and opens them on ...