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++ not working as expected

I'm using Notepad++ for editing my PHP scripts. However I found a strange problem: when changing the encoding from ANSI to UTF-8 (without BOM), saving, closing, re-loading – then checking encoding: ...
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Alternative Notepad++ Shortcut Mapper? [on hold]

TL;DR: Is there shortcut manager, that repeats functionality of Visual Studio's (2013) shortcut manager for Notepad++?* Is there a Shortcut Mapper plugin for Notepad++ that offers the following ...
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Merge & Reformat text

I have a lot of Bible text looks like Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:2 The earth was empty, a formless mass cloaked in darkness. And the Spirit of ...
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notepad++ - Applying CSS styles for SCSS files?

In Notepad++, I have some SCSS files for which I would like the syntax to be highlighted like CSS files are. How do I do this in Notepad++? In other words, I would like to apply the same styles to ...
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Variable as argument to Wine

The variable $INPUT_FILES in Case 1 has the same content (string) that is used in Case 2. Why in Case 1 I have problems with spaces in the name "2015 01 09.1.txt", but in Case 2 not? How can I fix ...
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Notepad++ work space project using server directory

I have a notepad++ workspace with a project, when i right click the project it gives me "Add files from directory", which is great for local files. But I am logged in via notepad's FTP plugin called ...
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ShellExecute failed (2) error for Notepad++ on Windows 7 64bit

ShellExecute failed (2): Is this command correct? "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe [location of file to edit] I seem to have some issue with RIGHT CLICK > Edit with Notepad ++. ...
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Notepad++ Convert single column of csv data into multiple-value rows

Problem: File with 10,000 records, csv (comma separated) Sample Data: one, two, three, four, five, six, I need to create groups of rows e.g. one, two, three, four, five, six How can I accomplish ...
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How To Change Tab Font Size In Notepad++

Just like the title says, I'm trying to change the font size in Notepad++ to the default font size. I don't know why it's so huge.
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How to highlight PHP, HTML & JavaScript at same time with Notepad++?

The file extension and language is PHP, and need to highlight HTML and JavaScript at the same time with the main language PHP in Notepad++ Example of code to highlight: <?php $form_name = ...
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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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Notepad++ Find string 'a', delete line and subsequent line(s) until string 'b' is found

I am editing a GEDCOM file and removing 'bad' GEDCOM tags. My example is :- I want to search for '2 RIN', delete that line and all subsequent lines until the first characters on the next line is '1 ' ...
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How to Replace Every Space in a Notepad++ Doc With a Null Character?

I copy and pasted the hex (I think it's hex, but I have no clue) from one document to another and all the null characters turned into spaces. How would I change them all back to null characters, ...
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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++ Compare plugin doesn't highlight line changes anymore

I have 2 PCs at work, one with older version of Notepad++ (6.1.7) and one with newer version (6.5.3) and I use it frequently to quickly compare pieces of code or any other strings (I use WinMerge or ...
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Replace given char with ASCII nul in Notepad++

I tried extended search --> replace with \0, but it does not seem to work. Instead it deletes all occurrences of the character. Could it be a bug? NB: replacing with \n, \r\n and the like works in ...
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Notepad++ move lines up and down and change order

I have a text file with containing links and I want to change the order of them. Can I automate this or do I have to do it manually? My file is like this: http;//filefactory.com/file/xxxxxxxxxxxx ...
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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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Notepad++ with HexEdit won't run in Windows 7

I use Notepad++ v5.9.6.2 (Unicode) on Windows 7 (64 bit) and I have installed the HEX-Editor v0.9.5 plugin. The problem is that only administrators now seem to be able to run Notepad++. With guests ...
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Why does Notepad++ disable the HexEditor plugin?

Notepad++ is a great editor... The regular expression facility is stunted, but I can live with that. It is OK for most find/replace situations, and for the occasional others I'll just hop across to ...
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Notepad++ highlight to copy feature?

Does anyone know if Notepad++ has a unix like copy feature where it automatically copies anything highlighted to your clipboard?
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Auto newline in notepad++

In my text documents, I often want to keep lines to 80 characters. So I watch the column number in the lower right corner and go to a new line once I get close to 80. The problem is, when I have a ...
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Breaking the line in between the code in Notepad++

I have a file with line(s) that look like this: <url><loc>URL</loc><lastmod>Date</lastmod><changefreq>Time</changefreq> I'm editing the file in Notepad++, ...
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Notepad++ Regex find line pattern but only replace one line

I am new to regex. I want to modify lines in a text file based on a particular pattern. I was able to write an expression to find the pattern but in the group of line that it returns I want to only ...
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notepad++ adding extra lines to a file

I've been bugged with this problem for ages and I just tried to ignore it, but when I open files for the first time that was saved from a mac/unix box, I get to see an extra line break after each ...
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EOL in Notepad++ and Notepad

I'm using Notepad++ to create some text file, but I noticed when the generated file is opened in Windows Notepad, the file contents get mal-formated due to the fact that Notepad++ use LF and EOL ...
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Notepad++ Hangs On Close

I'm using Notepad++ on Windows 8.1. Until recently it closed just fine when I clicked the X but now when I do so it doesn't close but rather freeze the application. When I repeatedly click the X the ...
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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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How can I run a macro on multiple files?

I want apply a Macro created in N++ to multiple files stored in a folder or multiple folders.
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Is it possible to stop Notepad++ from searching inside binary files?

I just discovered via an unfortunate accident that the Find in Files feature in Notepad++ searches files inside RAR archives. After running several "find and replace" queries, all the RAR files I had ...
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Delete shortcut mapping in Notepad++

I'm just trying to delete some of the keybindings in Notepad++ In the shortcut mapper, Settings -> Shortcut mapper .. I don't think I'll use many of these like SCI_WORDPARTLEFT, ...
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Sort text by value in Notepad++

I have lists of files that contain a few columns of data. It is not sorted the way I want from the output, so I'm manually hunting for where a line should be. Is there a way in Notepad++ to sort the ...
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Using notepad++ command line commands

I am trying to use the -l parameter in a notepad++ command line to open a file and have the highlighting be set to highlight for C++. I typed in the command: notepad++ -lC++ file.cpp For some ...
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What is the shortcut to select everything between curly braces in Notepad++?

Is there any shortcut in Notepad++ to select all (highlight) codes between the curly braces (start & end)? E.g. Code between if-else, nethod definition, while, for loop etc.
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How to recover or decode the old version of a corrupted text file?

I have edited a .txt file on Windows 7 with Notepad++ yesterday. Then I put the computer to sleep after saving the document. Today I wasn't able to wake the computer so I restarted it. As soon as I ...
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replace all matches with different text in notepad++

I have list of links in a different text file (one link per line) links[0] = "link 1" links[1] = "link 2" links[2] = "link 3" links[3] = "link 4" I want to add in all the links between " " and ...
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Quickly increment selected numbers in Notepad++

I'm working on a plain text configuration file that has a configuration key format of <type name>_<#>_<Subcomponent name>=<value> To be a little more clear, the ...
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Notepad++ cross device settings

I work with Notepad++ on three computers, a PC at job, a PC at home, and a notebook. If I change any settings or theme I want to get back at home and have the same settings I changed at job and ...
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Add Alt keyboard shortcuts to TextFX menus in Notepad++

Is there a way to add Alt keyboard shortcuts (usually shown as an underlined letter e.g. File > Save) to the TextFX menus in Notepad++ 5.8.6 (the last version before the huge ugly Find dialog)? As I ...
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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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How to make Word Wrap insert newlines in Notepad++

I know kate has a feature that automatically breaks a line with a newline if the line exceeds beyond a certain number of characters like 80. Notepad++ has a word wrap feature under the Views table, ...
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Notepad++ illegal XML character target search using Regex

Fellow Forum Members, I am using the latest version of NotePad++ and I have done a search for illegal XML symbols such as "&", ">", "<", "©" among 200 separate XML files. I found a couple of ...
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Dreamweaver : Auto-correct

In notepad++ when you type a wrong tag or a wrong word the color will stay black instead of blue. How to you set up this preference in Dreamweaver CC? Thanks
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Extract/delete all other text than whats inside quotation marks (“ ”), and after string

I'm have a very big data output in a .txt file that looks like this: value1="1",value2="2",value3="test3",value4="4" value1="1",value2="2",value3="anothertest3",value4="4" ...
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Multi-Editing in Notepad++ select surrounding words

I have Notepad++ 6.7.8.2. I have enabled Multi-Editing. When I control-click on a second location close to a word, this word got selected, and this will happen for any further location selection. Any ...
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Notepad++ set custom zoom

How can I set custom zoom in Notepad++? I want to set it to 90 or 110. The reason I want to do is I use Consolas and font size 10 is too small and 11 is too big.
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Notepad++ can't download files

I am using Notepad++ v6.7.8.2 with the NppFTP plugin. I can access my server files, but when I try to download them I get, -> CWD /public_html/cuislegibney/css 250 OK. Current directory is ...
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How can the font size be changed in Notepad++?

How can the font size be changed in Notepad++? I just downloaded and installed Notepad++ v5.4.5 (I have been using UltraEdit for the last 11.5 years) and can not find a menu command for changing the ...
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How to edit title bar in Notepad++?

Is it possible to edit the title bar display in Notepad++? Actually it shows me C:\Users\Tony\Desktop\lmx.txt - Notepad++ I would like to see for example just this lmx.txt - Notepad++ Thank you ...
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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 ...