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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Stop notepad++ from closing all html tags

Is there any way to stop Notepad++ from closing all html tags? For instance, link, meta, and img tags don't need closing. I'm not the fastest in the world, and definitely don't want to complain ...
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How do I get Notepad++ to correctly syntax highlight a *User Defined* language?

NP++ 6.8.5 (latest) I added a language to Notepad using the 'Define Your Language', 'Import' function. This works great. However, I have to explicitly indicate the language type every time I open a ...
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slow program response when restoring window after some time

On my Dell Notebook, I recently upgraded my RAM from 8GB to 16GB, and the secondary mSata SSD from 32GB to 512GB. First HD is magnetic. On the SSD, I got Intel Rapid Start and Intel Rapid Storage ...
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how to return to “last viewed line” on Notepad++?

i'm currently using the latest version of notepad++ portable. i remembered that the default behavior was that after closing notepad++ and reopening the same file again would lead me back to the same ...
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Transparent background in Notepad++?

Is there a way to make the background of Notepad++ text editor transparent like Eclipse? Perhaps, there is a plugin which does this job.
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Notepad++ proper encoding settings

Notepad++ can't display characters like ⊰ http://graphemica.com/%E2%8A%B0 . What is the best settings to solve this problem?
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Fastest way to comment out multiple lines in Notepad++

In Eclipse it is possible to comment out multiple lines by selecting them and executing CTRL + /: // helloworld Is this possible in Notepad++ as well instead of typing // in front of an individual ...
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Using an external text editor to edit VBA code

I have inherited a lot of VBA code to maintain and so far I am using the VBE. Sometimes is quite hard to do some tasks, like advanced text search, so usually I export the module, edit the content with ...
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tweaking a regex in Notepad++

I need to create a regex for Notepad++ for the below expression, when the text of "Letter to Mary"changes {\par\pard\qc \b Letter to Mary °\par\pard} I tried the following but it is not working ...
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Automatic line changing in notepad++

When I'm typing in notepad++ the line trails endlessly. I'm trying to make it automatically go to the next line once I reach the end of the line instead of continuously going. Is this possible? I used ...
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WinSCP + Notepad++: File does not exist anymore?

I am new to this community, so please, be patient as I learn quickly. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and installed WinSCP (imported websites login information from the other computer) and Notepad ...
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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 to delete specific numeric after words in notepad++

I need help to delete specific numeric after 3 words for the example : ABC1,A1,6,1 how to get the result like this ABC,A1,6,1
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regex expression for two digit numbers

I need to create a regex for Notepad++ for the below expression. However the two digit numbers (for example 24) always change. How should it be the expression? {\cf2 \super (24)} it does not work ...
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How can I change the default browser in Notepad++ v6.8.3?

I'm on Windows 10 and I want to be able to change the browser that opens links in Notepad++. The marked answer in Open http:// links from Notepad++ to default web browser doesn't work on Notepad++ ...
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Notepad++ search box has disappeared

I inadvertently detached the search box from the main Notepad++ window. Now that I am using a different multiple display configuration, I can no longer "see" or "find" the search window. Can someone ...
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Notepad++ “Find in files” not searching in

I'm doing a search for a term "BasePlugins" in a directory using the "Find in Files" feature of Notepad++. If I use Windows XP's search function in this directory, it will find several HTML files ...
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Close the Find/Replace dialog in Notepad++ with a keyboard shortcut?

When I do a find (not a find all, which closes the dialog) or replace in Notepad++, the focus will remain on the find/replace dialog. If I want to focus on the main window with the text in it, I ...
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Notepad++ auto trim trailing spaces on save only for some file extensiones

I'm using a Notepad++ macro to 'Trim trailing and save' files. And I have setup to [Ctrl]+[S] hotkey. But, sometimes I'm editing files that I need to keep their spaces. Is it possible to set up a ...
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Notepad++ document map only shows part of file

I'm dealing with a large file of 4400 lines, but the document map only shows a portion of it, meaning I end up scrolling up and down which negates the usefulness of a doument map. How can I make the ...
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Notepad++ auto complete HTML end tags after </ (like Dreamweaver does)

In Dreamweaver typing </ will automatically close the last open tag, so you don't have to type it all out, and it helps if you aren't sure if you closed one or not. Is there a plugin that dose this ...
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Run a single line command in a separate directory

How can I be in one directory, and run a command from another? Basically it needs to be like the "Start In" parameter of a shortcut. In fact, I actually tried using a shortcut as an alternative, but ...
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view contents of notepad++ tabs simultaneously?

I have notepadplus, and I have multiple tabs, i'd like to see the contents of all the tabs simultaneously e.g. converting them to windows. To a view like with notepad(or any separate windows) where ...
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Swap order of text using notepad++

I'm not sure how to describe what I'm asking in the title alone. Ok so I have a HUGE list I'm entering into a SQL DB with a custom program. It imports the items from pastebin. However, I completely ...
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How to disable showing recent files in Notepad++?

I didn't find any option in "preferences". How can I do it? a screenshot of preferences in my notepad++:
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I want to append |||||| at the end of everyline. If there is a delimiter already then it should be a total of 6 at the eol [closed]

Eg : this| is| a |basket of appples. This |is| a basket of mangoes||| ... All must be replaced with |||||| at the end of line What should be the regexp.
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Getting notepad++ to associate “wscript” with Python files

(related to How can I tell Notepad++ to always use a particular language with a particular file extension ) I want to have Notepad++ to associate wscript files with the Python language. Is there a ...
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How do I disable selecting line in a word processor

I have a document with lots of line to be edited and want to disable selecting the line when I click empty left part of it. Here's a screenshot: I tried Notepad++, Notepad, MS Word, Wordpad, ...
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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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Replace all variable links with common domain

Sorry if the title isn't clear enough however I'll explain exactly what I want here. I'm using notepadd ++ to edit lines and data. My data is a list of thousands of links and I found some unwanted ...
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Sorting lines in Notepad++ without the TextFx plugin

The current version of Notepad++ (at the time of this writing) is 6.6.3. Version 6.5.2 is the first that introduced a native (without a plugin) sorting function. At least, that's what they claim; even ...
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How to select or remove everything outside of : :

I need some help with notepad++ and RegEx. I looked for some answers already, but didn't find or understood them. I basically have lines that goes like.. ...
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Notepad++ > Switch Tabs > Using side click of mouse scroll wheel

SHORT: How to switch between docs/tabs by side clicking mouse's scroll wheel? LONG: I updated Notepad++ to 6.8.3 and lost the abliity to switch tabs by clicking the mouse scroll wheel to the left ...
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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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Don't include 'Line #' after searching for specific lines in Notepad++

I'm really newbie with this software, and here is my problem. I did a search for a specific word in Notepad++ as "Find All in Current Document", but in the results it includes "Line #". I need to ...
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How to set the default language in Notepad++

I mostly use Notepad++ for dealing with XML files. It would be good if Notepad++ parsed and colorized my files based on the XML language when I open the files. Instead, I have to open the file, pick ...
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Create a shortcut for Notepad++ to reopen a closed tab?

To reopen a closed tab in Notepad++ you press ALT+F&1. I was wondering if there was a way to make a macro or program to do this so that I can press link it to the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+T instead, ...
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Notepad++ macro problem: inserting extra characters

I sometimes run into a problem when playing back Notepad++ macros in that it inserts extra characters between all the letters, e.g. ”. Anyone else seeing this?
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How would I delete the first 27 characters from every line Notepad++?

I have a log file and I need to remove the first 27 characters off every line. You would have a line like this: 2011-09-25 01:25:29 [INFO] <Exazoro> wazup But it needs to be like 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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How can I highlight .htaccess code in Notepad++?

How can I highlight .htaccess code? I downloaded this XML file and I copy and pasted file content to userDefinedLanguage.xml inside my install directory. According to the documentation found here I ...
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Notepad++ keyboard shortcut to toggle “Find Result” window

Is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle "Find Result" windows? Or can this be configured in the Shortcut Mapper? I seem cannot find the setting.
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Replace nth element of list with regex

I have a file with lists of strings separated by semicolons, like this one: aaaa;bbb;ccccccc;dd; eeee;fff;ggggggg;hh; iiii;jjj;kkkkkkk;ll; and am looking for a regex expression to replace the ...
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notepad++ plugin manager shows no available plugins

I remember the manager shows a list of available plugins by default but I find it does not. Could something be wrong?
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Notepad++: Strange character with non english language

In win 7 I don't have any problem with notepad++ when using Persian language but after upgrading to windows 10, I can't type characters correctly (see bellow picture). Already entered characters are ...
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How to add new line of text after a specific text in Notpad++

How to add new line of text after a specific text in Notepad++, while keeping the initial lines - lines always start with the same two words but the rest. Alright, I have a text which contains ...
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Notepad++ / NppFTP: How to open all files of one type from a remote folder?

Sometimes you need to change a name in the code that is in many files, good news is that Notepad++ let you search in all opened files, but what if for example you have to open all 100 PHP files ...
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Notepad++ replacing xf6 to the original character

I open up my XML file (encoded as UTF-8 format) and it shows certain characters (öäü) as a black box including hexa number (xf6). Is there any way to convert the characters to original and keep the ...
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How can i restore the default window size for Explorer and Notepad++

So one day i went to play an old Visual Novel in fullscreen while accidentally leaving an Explorer and Notepad++ window open. when i closed the game both windows had been re-sized to the point that in ...
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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 ...