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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I want to use Notepad++ with Dropbox but the option is disabled even though Dropbox is installed

I'm using Notepad++ on several computers, and rather than saving locally on each one I want to save to my Dropbox. There is an option in Notepad++ to do this, but it remains disabled. According to ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Column-based Language

I am working with files that have a specific character layout, i.e. bytes 1-10 bytes11-20 FirstName LastName FirstName LastName Is there anyway to specify a language that highlights or ...
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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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Notepad++ Find and Replace: Wildcard Varying Number of Lines?

I have a tricky problem. I need to make a minor change to a large number of xml files (500+). The change involves switching a value from 'false' to 'true.' The line that needs to change looks like ...
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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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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 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 ...
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How can I edit Unicode text in Notepad++?

Sometimes I edit English text that includes Unicode characters. For some reason, on my PC, Notepad++ converts Unicode characters to ???'s thereby corrupting the text and losing all that data. I'm ...
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Sort array in the sourcefile

I have written a script using Notepad++, and in it I have hardcoded an array. This is a script which I have expanded on over the years, and thus the array have gotten "unsorted". Let's say that it now ...
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Choose whether to save when quit

I am using notepad++ V6.4.2. When I close a file, it seems to save defaultly without asking me. How can I configure to get the save/not_save option back?
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Open http:// links from Notepad++ to default web browser

can I open http links from an notepad++ document directly to my default web browser ? Like textpad : CTRL + Click ?
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Add duplicate lines and numbers

i have a URL list like http://www.blabla.com/1/1.jpg http://www.blabla.com/1/2.jpg http://www.blabla.com/1/3.jpg ... http://www.blabla.com/2/1.jpg http://www.blabla.com/2/2.jpg ...
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How do I sort lines in numeric order in Notepad++?

Using Notepad++ v6.6.8 with TextFX. How do I sort lines in numeric order rather than alphanumeric? That is I want lines to sort like: 1 2 10 11 15 20 not: 1 10 11 15 2 20
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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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Using wildcard search and replace in Notepad++

Basically I have the following in Notepad++: |RD1-team01= |RD1-team02= |RD1-team03= |RD1-team04= ... and so on. And I want to use the wildcard to add a space before the equals sign (=). There are ...
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Notepad++ does not recognize Dropbox? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 SP1 X64. Notepad++ does not seem to recognize my Dropbox? I have tried to re-install notepad++, restart, re-open Dropbox again and again. Nothing is working. it's so weird! I ...
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Can Notepad++ mark scrollbar with visual indicators of search results?

Can Notepad++ highlight search results in its scrollbar area, whereby the scrollbar represents the height of the entire document being viewed and is visually marked (colour-coded, ticked or otherwise) ...
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Flip or reverse line order in Notepad++

I want to flip line orders of a document with 500+ lines. The lines aren't just numbers, some include text and other characters. It's a mix. Example: Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6 ...
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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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Create new file in WinSCP with UTF-8 without BOM encoding

I'm using WinSCP in order to work via SFTP with a remote server running a Linux distro. I'm also using Notepad++ (latest version) as my text editor (when editing a remote file). When I use WinSCP to ...
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Wine Error - Prefix Creation Aborted

I'm trying to install on my iMac Notepad++ with WineBottler but I get the error "Prefix Creation Aborted" with the following error log: ###BOTTLING### default.sh ###BOTTLING### Gathering debug ...
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How to combine sections of text, line by line

Is there a way (in Microsoft Office, Notepad++, etc), to combine multiple sections of text, line by line, so, for example, my text would changes from this: section 1, line 1 section 1, line 2 ...
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Notepad++ Remove Text after String

my text from IEEE looks like as follows: Spinellis, Diomidis, "The Strategic Importance of Release Engineering," Software, IEEE , vol.32, no.2, pp.3,5, Mar.-Apr. 2015 URL: ...
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Notepad++ replacing all numbers after a certain string

After opening a config file for a game, I notice there is strength 5 strength and the '5' can be any random number. How do I replace every number after the word "strength" to a 1?
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Does notepad++ support switching between tabs using numbers

Notepad++ supports either switching between the most recently used tabs or adjacent tabs (depending on notepad++ configuration). I was hoping to switch between tabs like ctrl+1, ctrl+2 etc just as in ...
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Delete all script code when saving an HTML file

I save and archive a lot of Paypal receipts, and the files come with tons of garbage script code not necessary for archival purposes. I would like to come up with a way to strip all that code so I ...
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Correctly indent code with notepad++

Can notepad++ correectly indent code? So if I had this: <div><div><div></div></div> </div> Is there a way of turning it into this: <div> <div> ...
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Add select next match in Notepad++ (like Ctrl + D in Sublime Text)

I am searching for a way to use the following functionality in the open source Notepad++. In SublimeText if you press Ctrl + D (mac: cmd + D I think) this happens: If there is no selection then the ...
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Regex to select only specific number of spaces

I am using notepad++ and I want to do a find & replace operation. For example 4 number of spaces means 1 tab 6 number of spaces means 2 tabs etc. In my file all the spaces are in the ...
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How to remove linebreaks in Notepad++?

For example, this: This text has been splitted in lines, and it's longer than 3200 words, so it would be great to find and replace line breaks like these.
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Notepad++ NppExec plugin only reads the last line

When I copy/paste a multiline input into the NppExec console, my program only receives the last line. Is there a way to make NppExec send the entire input to my program?
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How to know cursor position index in an editor

I'm working with an HTML file, and I need to know my cursor position index in the overall file. In Visual Studio, I can see the line number and column number in status bar. In Notepad++ too, in the ...
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How to select lines containing (only/at least) 3 commas?

I have a text document which contains some lines with 2 commas and some lines with 3 commas. I want to select all lines with 3 commas. How can I do that? Here is an example document : ...
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Default save extension in Notepad++

I see Notepad adds .txt to the save name I choose. I can change this by changing file type when saving. But, next time I must change the file type again. How do I choose the default file type? I see ...
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Is there a program for Chrome that lets you upload files to an FTP server?

I am using notepad++ and have been trying to upload files to my ftp server. I am getting exceedingly frustrated by not being able to do this. Whenever I click connect, I see the following output ...
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How to replace only text in a selected column

When I select some text in a column, replace/in selection will become grey. How can I replace text only within a column of selected text in Notepad++?
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How do I create my custom “User-Defined” language in Notepad++?

In Notepad++ there is a menu option: Language->"User-Defined". How do I customize that? What are capabilities of such option? Can I highlight date/time? Can I highlight 21-29th symbols in the ...
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Remove lines containing only a word and a number ? (notepad++, regex)

I have several hundreds of .txt files from which I would like to remove the lines where only the word "Volume" followed by a number appears. The word "Volume" may appear several times in each text ...
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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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Replacing strings of (Hexidecimal) zeros in Notepad++

I have binary code that have 4 sets of zero strings (00 00 00 00) and also have sets of 3 (00 00 00). I want to get rid of the sets of 4. (replace with nothing.) When I do 00 00 00 00 in "find", it's ...
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FTP is corrupting files since a few days

Since a few days, every ftp upload I run corrupts files over a certain size, mostly after 400 - 500 lines of code, the file breaks, starts all over from the beginning, and then after a few lines ...
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When I go to use the letters C, A or the directional pad it doesn't work

In Notepad++ when I use the C key a box appears that has the title "Column/multi-selection editor". I was using Notepad++ yesterday but now when I want to type "class", it doesn't work, but when I got ...
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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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File getting corrupted when uploading with Filezilla

I have been using Filezilla for a long time, but this morning something strange started to happen when i upload from local to server. When i upload file using Filezilla files are getting curropted. ...
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Notepad++: Ctrl-S does not Save, instead inserts [DC3]; Ctrl-F inserts [ACK]

I've been using Notepad++ more as my primary code editor. Just a few minutes ago, however, I accidentally pressed some combination of keys (no idea what I pressed) and suddenly my standard shortcut ...
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How to open the tail of 8 GB log files using Notepad++ in Windows?

How to open the tail of 8 GB log files using Notepad++ In Windows? I used Notepad Document Monitor but don't quite get how to use it. I start monitoring and then what? How do I select the large file? ...
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Global userDefineLang.xml for notepad++

Notepad++ will automatically grab all user defined languages defined within userDefineLang.xml. No importing is involved. This file must be located within directory ...
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Asterisk (*) and plus (+) are not working in Notepad++ as a regular expression

I am using Notepad++ and learning regular expressions, but I am wondering why some of the meta characters are not working in the editor, that is, asterisk (*) and plus (+). For example: The tree ...
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Can you replace between two words? - Notepad++

I got this list and I want to replace everything between ".gif" with the number on the other side ".gif" needs to replaced with everything between > and .gif on the same line So you got ".gif" and ...
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Concatenating varying number of lines notepad++

I have a file where i need to take varying number of lines and concatenate into one. It could be two, three, or four lines that require concatenation. There is a common set of characters (say 'xxx') ...