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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Notepad++ new file names

Is there a way to have Notepad++ generate new file names with the current date? Like this: YYYY_MM_DD_new1.txt or similar. Currently it just names them: new1, new2, etc. Date in the file name will ...
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Notepad++ - Continue Search from top

In general when we do a Find in Notepad++, it starts from the current cursor position and continues till the end of the document. Due to this, to search a complete document, we have to go to the ...
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How to change the text cursor color in Notepad++

If i apply a dark theme in Notepad++ the cursor stays black and therefore the cursor disappears when it shows as textmarker into the background. Is there an options for changing that? In ...
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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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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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Suppress Save Dialogs in Notepad++

Every time I close Notepad++ it asks to save files. I remember a version that did not do this, it just closed and when reopened the unsaved documents were still there. Is there a way to go back to ...
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replace given char with ascii nul in notepad++

Tried extended search --> replace with \0 but does not seem to work. Instead it deletes all occurrences of the char. Could it be a bug ? NB : replacing with \n, \r\n and the like works in extended ...
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How to remove the 1 last character on every line in Notepad++?

In Notepad++, how do I turn this: aliraft into this: aliraf
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Replace timestamps by increasing number

Hello again Superuser! I have ~40 .txt files with rows like this: 11:20 : Go to lunch 13:40 : Go to parkinglot 14:40 : Wait for flight to arrive .. (and so on for ~90 lines per txt file) And I ...
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Find and Replace

I would like to find and replace a word such as banana and then I'd like to add the number 1 to the first word, number 2 to the second, and No. 3 to the third and so on. there is an easy way or do I ...
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NOTEPAD++ Need macro or typeitin for automation of large lists

I'm sure there is a way to do this but I can not seem to figure it out. I will try my best to explain this. I have a list with 20,000 lines in notepad++. I have two tabs open in notepad++. The right ...
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Searching some characters in text gives no results

I have this problem within many programs but to isolate the problem, I do this: I have myfile.cpp file. This file has this method: findmyIds() { ... } I open Notepad++ or Visual Studio or other ...
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Automatically insert time/date last modified into notepad++

How do I automatically insert the time & date last modified into a Notepad++ document? I have found a question about automatically inserting the current time, but it appears to be about a much ...
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Find CamelCase / WikiWord words using regex in Notepad++ (Np++)

I need a regex statement to find any words formatted in CamelCase. Examples include: CamelCase. Trunk_Note. Med-Dr.Zung. _MyToDo-Housework. _MyToDo-Vacation_Cancun iOS_GReader Key points: ...
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Is there a way in notepad++ to turn on word wrap for specific file types

When using notepad++, I want my .xml files to have word wrap turned on, while keeping it off for all my other files. Is this possible/is there a plugin for it?
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Notepad++ hotkey to `mark all` search text

What is the shortcut to mark all the text in search box?
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Windows 7 missing Central European characters

I just installed Windows 7 in English and I'm missing Central European characters in Notepad despite of picking "Central European" in [Format > Font... > Script]. In Windows 7 language settings I ...
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How do I remove empty lines in Notepad++ after pasting in data from Excel?

I want to clean up some data I copied from an Excel spreadsheet and wash off any formatting using Notepad++. I want to take advantage of line numbering of Notepad++ to count the number of lines I ...
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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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Notepad++ find between lines

I would like to find out if there are "duplicate" text-fragment between two specific lines. For example i would like to find out that in the first "TestMethod" there is twice the "TC.Requirement" ...
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Finding matches around specific text in Notepad++

How can I find matches just Around text same as this: if(strcmp(cmdtext, " /x ", true) == 0) if(strcmp(cmdtext, " /y ", true) == 0) if(strcmp(cmdtext, " /z ", true) == 0) Basically, I want to ...
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notepad++ Show occurrences of highlighted word in scrollbar [duplicate]

notepad++ already highlights all occurrences of a word when you highlight it, but is there a way to have it show marks in the scrollbar where they are on the document? There's a extension for visual ...
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Notepad++ Search by Columns

I would like to search a file only on the first column based on a set of IDs from another file. Copy and paste the results to another output file. For example , My first file contains ABHA-PHY49M ...
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Open file in current tab

How can I open file in current selected tab in Notepad++? I don't want to create new tab for opened file, I want use previous. I looking in Notepad++ preferences and I don't found anything useful.
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Make a dll color picker default for paint/etc?

I found this color picker DLL file online which is similar to the Photoshop's Color picker. Normally on other applications including ms paint, the color picker is very old and that's the reason I was ...
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Remove every second carriage return starting from line two

I have a text file where I'd like to remove every second carriage return starting with line 2. So the carriage return should be removed in lines 2, 4, 6, etc. The carriage return can is ...
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Multi-editing and column-mode are buggy in Notepad++?

It will probably be better if I tell you how to see for yourself what I mean rather than try describe it verbally. Take an example like this: this is an example line bluh this is a different example ...
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NOTEPAD++ REGEX - I can't replace what I find with nothing

Here is my regex statement which works great and highlights what I'm looking for in notepad++ (?<=thd)(.*)(?=]]><\/g_n>) But when I try to replace it with nothing aka an empty line or a ...
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Notepad ++: how to paste 50 times for a gallery I'm building

I'm building a new portofolio page along with some other html based projects. Really heavy on imnage galleries I export out of lightroom so that each file would be "ADA-#.jpeg" Then I need to add the ...
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Is Textmate like Ruby Markers “#=>” in notepad++ available?

I use Notepad++ to write Ruby code. Now sometimes to test some Ruby features I used to go IRB to see how that works. Can I get the same flavor in Notepad++ itself,like Textmate editor as below? x = ...
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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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notepad++ pythonscript callback function not working

Does anyone know how to get the callback function of the pythonscript plugin to work for a menucommand? For example, i'm trying to simply have pythonscript print something to the console whenever the ...
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How can I force file association update without admin rights on win7?

On windows 7 I previously used Foo\notepad++.exe to open .txt files, now that has been deleted and I want to use Bar\notepad++.exe. When I use the Windows OpenWith menu option on a .txt file and ...
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How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++?

Notepad++ recently added built-in support for spell checking, and it is enabled by default. Where can I turn it off?
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Notepad ++ FIND/REPLACE Regex Wildcard

I have a text file with a list of filenames like so. ABC-FS01-E-20110515045349.txt I am trying to find a way in Notepad ++ to parse it like the following. ABC-FS01-E-2011-05-15 I've tried using ...
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How to insert symbols on Notepad++ before a point?

Anyone have an idea about how to insert symbols on Notepad++ every X phrases (point-separated) and also before every linebreak? I am working with plain text. Thank you in advance.
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How to get (back) option in Notepad++ to run in a web browser

In older versions of Notepad++ under the run menu there were options such as "Internet Explorer" and "Firefox" that when clicked opened the current script/HTML in the web browser. How do you get it ...
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Shortcut to switch between Themes in Notepad++

Sometimes I need to switch between a theme that I created and the default theme in Notepad++. Is there a shortcut to perform this action, rather than going through the menu: Settings > Style ...
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Enabling MRU tabbing in Notepad++ but without the “document switcher” popup?

I like the MRU (Most Recently Used) tabbing order of Notepad++, but really dislike the "document switcher" that pops up when you use CTRL-TAB. When I disable the document switcher option in Settings ...
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NppToR Error, cannot retrieve Text

I use Notepad++ to write my R-scripts and NppToR passes lines or the entire file to R which serves as a very convenient combination of programs concerning the workflow for R scripting. Now, NppToR ...
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xampp 1.8.1 on Windows 8 issues with PHP code using Notepad++

I am currently having a problem with xampp on windows 8. I installed xampp 1.8.1 and I didn't have any problems with the installation and I was able to configure Apache and MySQL just fine. But when I ...
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Replace identical lines with just one line at end in Notepad++

Can I replace identical lines with just one line at the end in Notepad++? E.g. from: 1st January 2013 //some text1 1st January 2013 //some text2 1st January 2013 //some text3 1st January 2013 to: ...
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Add date shortcut in Notepad++ [duplicate]

In Windows regular Notepad, clicking F5 shows the date (according to region format): 09:36 ‎29/‎04/‎2013 Is there a shortcut in Notepad++ to achieve it? Preferably with no plug-in involved, but ...
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How to change color of a PHP string in Notepad++?

Example: $string[34] = 'test'; I would like test to be black-colored or at least #333. Current one is light gray and not very visible. Thank you for your time!
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Excel: Highlight all instances of a phrase like in notepad++

If I select a phrase in notepad++ it will highlight all other instances of that phrase. Is there a way to do this in Excel as well?
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How to find and replace an entire line (random last 40 characters) with notepad++ using regex?

I need to replace something like this: userPassword: {SSHA}hLPcGtsS+sUhwlYq/23dsECuRGsvJj59OQXXJQ== with something like this: userPassword:funkypassword I have tried some random stuff I've ...
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How to get block comments in user defined language to work properly in notepad++?

I am building a definition for a propriatery language that uses c style comment blocks. I have set the following: Comment open: /* Comment close: */ Treat keywords as symbols (in Comment Block ...
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notepad++ : if in a var name

In notepad++, I defined a language in: Language > define your language In Folder & Default, I put if. My problem is: When I have a var with if in name a new fold is created. How I can set if ...
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How to use markdown in notepad++

I am used to writing text in markdown, and I love notepad++ for its light weight behavior. I am looking for a hint as how can I write markdown text in notepad++, which simulates using a markdown ...
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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 ...