I want every document that I create or open in Notepad++ to always (no matter what) be encoded in UTF-8. It seems, that either I'm missing something or this is not possible.
Settings > Preferences... > New Document > Encoding I have
UTF-8 without BOM selected in the list plus
Apply to opened ANSI files checked as well. I'm using version 6.7.4.
Everyhing is fine, when I create a new file directly in Notepad++. Then, yes, it has UTF-8 w/o BOM encoding set by default. But, when I select
New > Text Document in Windows Explorer, create a new empty text file and then double click it, it opens in Notepad++ with
ANSI encoding by default.
What is wrong? For me, option
Apply to opened ANSI files seems to be not working at all.