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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++ 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++ 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Notepad++ General Purpose code formatter.

I enjoy a lot that I can hit CTRL+Shift+F on eclipse and it automatically formats the code according to a profile. My question is how can I do something similar on Notepad++? Where would I go about to ...
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Create a new file as a copy of an existing file in Notepad++

In Notepad++, I created a file as a template. Every time I create a temporary file based on this template, I need to: open the template file, copy its contents, open a new file, and paste the ...
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Add custom markup to txt files in Notepad++

I want to add some keywords that are highlighted (for example [FAIL] in red and [PASS] in green) into Notepad++. How would I do that for a .txt file?
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Expression help for Find and Replace in Notepad++

I'm fuddling my way through using regular expressions in notepad++ with some .xml files, and may have gotten a little over my head. I'm currently trying to search for anything that starts with: ...
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Replacing last character at the end of each line in a file

I have a file with the format: abc!12345th! bcv!2345568790hg! fjldslj12123344!!flgnjlk! I was trying to figure out how to remove the ! symbol at the end of each line. I tried using "Find and ...
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how to select different expressions between xml tags with a similar character with notepad++

I have to adapt std xml for wordpress. By exemple I've many lines like these ones : line10<description>text1</description> line18<description>text2</description> ...
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How can I copy text with syntax-highlighting from Notepad++? [duplicate]

I have an XML snippet in Notepad++ that I would like to share with a co-worker via email. In Notepad++ the syntax highlighting nicely shows off the elements and attributes. Here is a sample picture: ...
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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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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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Is it possible to import VIM syntax highlight into Notepad++?

VIM's got a syntax highlight file I would like to have in Notepad++. But VIM uses ".vim" files for syntax highlight definitions, while Notepad++ uses XML. At the "Import" button, you can only specify ...
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Notepad++ regex add lines, copy string

I want to search replace & strings in thousands of wavefront *.mtl files to add many new Texture links. Is this even possible with Notepad++ regex? I´ve already altered these files very often with ...
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Syntax Checking in Notepad++

I am currently programming Python on Notepad++. Many times I have been bogged down by typos and misspellings. It's becoming frustrating to find those errors when writing so many lines of code. Is ...
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Notepad++ FTP Sync with server on connection

Is it possible for notepad++ to automatically sync with a ftp server when you connect to it via etc. nppftp to get the files from the server; that you have set up a cache for on your local computer, ...
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Notepad++ open in same window position and size every time

Is there a way I can get Notepad++ to open with the same size and position every time I open it? I'm looking for similar functionality to Sticky Window Position in Notepad2.
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“Replace all” using Regular Expressions in Notepad++

So I never actually used Regular Expressions in depth. I've got a config file consisting of thousands of lines looking like this: "Line 1"=18341235645 "Line 2"=123784571 "Line 3"=86273485 "Line ...
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Why do all my files show as changed in Notepad++?

After returning to a computer I haven't used for some days and switching to an open instance of Notepad++, I generally find the following warning for every single file that had previously been open. ...
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Permanently highlight all occurrences of text in Notepad++?

In Notepad++, when I select (eg. double-click) a "word", it gets highlighted. It needs to be separated with a non-alpha character from the rest of the text. The highlight remains until the text is ...
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How to disable the “highlight changes” feature?

Our admins deployed a new version of Notepad++ (version 6.3) on our machines, and this version is highlighting all changes done in a file by default. It does so by setting the background color of ...
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Notepad++ tabbed and untabbed at the same time

I want Notepad++ to be tabbed (like it is by default) when I use the Edit with Notepad++ context menu in explorer, but open in a new window without tabs (similar to Notepad/Notepad2) when I simply ...
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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 ...