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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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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“Go To File” Feature/Plugin for Notepad++

Is there a way to get the Go to file... functionality from Textmate in Notepad++? For example, if I press Ctrl-T, a dialog box comes up, type in (partial) string and it filters through the files in ...
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Notepad++: What does “Mac” format do?

Under Settings > Preferences > New Document > Format, there are 3 options: Windows, Mac, and Unix. I have looked on the Notepad++ Help pages, but it seems they're outdated, the images still ...
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Match and delete in Notepad++

I have the following text in Notepad++. 192.168.0.1 37 ms N/A 192.168.0.2 Dead N/S 192.168.0.3 ...
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CR and LF characters at end of line in Notepad++

I using Notepad++ as editor. When I open any text file, at the end of any line, Notepad++ shows two virtual characters CR and LF. These characters are annoying in some case, for example when reading ...
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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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Different language syntax highlighting within same file

I'm trying to get simple syntax highlighting working within a file. Here's the setup. I have an index.php file, which Notepad++ correctly highlights any PHP code between the <? and ?> tags. ...
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is there a place to get/share notepad++ syntax highlighting?

I'd like Notepad++ to correctly style my cshtml files (that's ASP.NET MVC Razor view engine files). Rather than tweak one myself, is there a place I can grab one that's already made? If I do end up ...
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Is there a Linux equivalent of Programmer's Notepad or Notepad++

I've recently switched over to Ubuntu from Windows and love it. One thing I miss is my Programmer's Notepad. I haven't found anything similar yet for Linux. Eclipse is way too big and involved for ...
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How can I enforce so Notepad++ uses UTF-8 every time I create a new file?

I want to use the character encoding UTF-8 (without BOM) on my files. I can change the encoding from the "Format" menu, but it is reset every time I create a new file or open a file. How can I do so ...
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How can I indent the wrapped text in Notepad++?

How can I change Notepad++ setting so that wrapped lines gets indented automatically? Right now I have something like this: some text that wraps to next line some indented text that also wraps ...
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Notepad++ isn't showing “Update Notepad++” menu item

I can't find the suggested manual update or auto-update feature in menu/settings of Notepad++. I don't use a proxy. Just a direct Internet connection.
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Can I search and replace in a Notepad++ macro?

I'm trying to create a macro in Notepad++ that allows me to do a few standard Search & Replaces. I can get the macro to do everything (add lines, add characters) except search and replace. I can'...
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Is there a way to make notepad++ application itself dark?

I like the look of Sublime Text 2 but I prefer using Notepad++ as my default text editor. Is there a way to make the notepad++ application itself dark? More specifically, I would like to change the ...
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Notepad++ - Removing the first column in a comma separated file

I have a large CSV file that I need to remove the first column of data. I cannot open it in Excel because Excel converts some of the values in the columns to scientific numbers. I am using Notepad++, ...
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Export all regular expression matches in Textpad or Notepad++ as a list

In Textpad or Notepad++ is there an option to export all the matches for a regular expression find, as a single list? In a big text file, I am searching for tags (words enclosed in % %), using ...
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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 re-...
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Find and Replace text between ^ and ~ in Notepad++

I have a large text file where I want to remove all text between the ^ symbol and the ~ symbol. This needs to work across lines as well. I tried doing a regular Find and Replace using ^*~ in the Find ...
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How would I replace a “TAB” in Notepad++?

I'm attempting to format a giant list. Each entry in the list is separated by a tab. I'd like to replace it with a \r\n in Notepad++. How would I got about this?
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Sane control-tab behaviour in Notepad++

How can I make control-tab (and control-shift-tab) behave sensibly Notepad++? I would like these shortcuts to behave as they do in my web browser, ie. control-tab moves focus to the next tab to the ...
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In Notepad++, can I copy multiple rows into the leading or trailing space of another file?

Say I have the following 2 files open in Notepad++ Is it possible to copy the text on the right and paste it into the left, so that I will end up with A copy B this C text D over ...
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Notepad++ Display Printing Page Count

I have a rather large document i want to print via Notepad++, but i can't get the page count before printing. Is there a way to do it? (Assume standard 8.5"x11" paper)
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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: http://superuser.com/questions/56328/run-a-program-from-...
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Is there a Notepad++ feature to add some vertical space to the bottom or scroll below last line?

Whenever I'm doing some coding in Notepad++ i need to add some lines at the bottom so if i scroll down, the code doesn't stop at the bottom at the window. The problem is that I sometimes forget to ...
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What does STX, SOH, and GS mean in Notepad++ output?

Upon reviewing the MIME source for an email (presumably containing international characters), I see stuff like this in Notepad++ I understand that CRLF is carriage return line feed, but what about ...
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Notepad++ Jump between opening and closing html tags

If I've currently got a html tag highlighted in Notepad++, is there a way to automatically jump to the closing tag and vice-versa?
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How do I associate all unknown file types with notepad++?

I work alot with billing and files the bank etc. send me files that have date extensions or some counter as an extension: eg file1.20110315 or file2.123 So the extension changes every time I receive ...
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prevent Notepad++ from resizing when a new document is opened

I run notepad++ snapped to the side of my screen (using the Windows 7 Snap feature), however whenever I open a new document in Notepad++ by double clicking on the document from the desktop (as opposed ...
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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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How to remove pending action

Every time I start NotePad++ there's a popup saying: There are still some pending actions to complete installing or removing some plugins I was trying to install Plugin Manager, but I couldn'...
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What is the way to use FTP and Notepad++ (without using its build-in FTP or a FTP client like FileZilla)?

I use Notepad++ for more than 2 years now, and there's only 1 thing that it needs for me to be perfect: a actually-working-ftp-plugin. It has an FTP plugin, written by someone that meanwhile left the ...
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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 Find/...
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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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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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Notepad++ code outline as Eclipse's outline

Folding and unfolding blocks of code helps, but in bigger files I really want to have the outline overview of a class and its methods. So, is there a plugin or anything for Notepad++ that I can have ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in Notepad++ 6.7.9.2

I recently upgraded Notepad++ from 6.7.8.2 to 6.7.9.2. Now the content of the documents is anti-aliased. It wasn't the case before. Note that the only the content of the document is now anti-aliased ...
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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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Reverse line order in Notepad++ [duplicate]

Is there a way to reverse the line order (considering \r\n line break) of a file using Notepad++? Input: Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Required Output: Line 3 Line 2 Line 1 Any plugin/...
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How do I delete lines without “.” in Notepad++? [duplicate]

In Notepad++, I have many lines in the format: abc.xyz where "abc" might have space or - or numbers. How do I delete lines without "."? So if a line does not have any ".", I want it removed ...
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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 to find and replace new line in Notepad ++

I use \n, but the new line is not replaced. I supposed the new lines contain 2 characters, \n and \l, but searching and replacing \l yields to no results as well.
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Why is the system32\drivers\etc folder not displayed in Notepad++ when opened as Administrator in Windows 7

I am logged in as a user who has Adminstrative privileges on my standalone (not part of a domain) PC, which is running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, and I've opened Notepad++ "as administrator", yet I ...
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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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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 activate disabled cloud settings save option in Notepad++?

I received an update from Notepad++ and noticed a new option that allows you to save to various cloud storage services. However, some of the options are disabled. How do I enable them?
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How can I reverse a line in Notepad++?

Is it possible to reverse a single line in Notepad++? Example: Hello world Would change to dlrow olleH Should I install a plugin for such functionality? UPDATE: I'd like to keep the clipboard in ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error: Installation of plugin failed

I installed the newest version of Notepad++ on my Win 8.1 Professional. The version is called "Notepad++ Je suis Charlie edition, Build Time Jan 10 2015 - 17:20:21". The Plugin Manager delivered with ...
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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 ...
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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++ - Why does finding ^ not work?

I am trying to move away from TextPad, and I just can't get regular expressions like ^ and $ to be replaced. I have definitely ticked the regular expression box. What am I doing wrong? I am trying ...