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Notepad is a basic text editor included in all versions of Windows since Windows 1.0.

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How do i go to the end of a text file and write something at the end of it using Regular Expressions? [closed]

I want to know how do I go to the end of a text file and write something like submitting \n to make sure the end of lines always has an empty line at the end? Simple Example: 111111 222222 333333 ...
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Win11: Notepad & Other Apps: Cursor disappears and/or stops blinking

I am a heavy user of Notepad I find the cursor is hard to see (it is very skinny). I found that in Settings, I can thicken the cursor (however, this setting does not affect all apps, for example the ...
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Win11: Notepad: Cursor seems to disappear?

I am a heavy user of Notepad I find the cursor is hard to see (it is very skinny). I found that in Settings, I can thicken the cursor (however, this setting does not affect all apps, for example the ...
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Windows 11 Notepad: Command Line Options?

Are there command line options in the new UWP app (using a richedit class) similar to those for the Notepad of Windows 10 and previous? e.g. /A open file as ansi /W open file as unicode /P print ...
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How to get the coloured box characters in a wordle answer file to show up in Notepad?

I am using Windows 10. I've installed Clear Sans but when I copy and paste the answer file from a Wordle game into Notepad the squares are showing up as empty black squares, not as full-colour squares ...
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How to remove lines that not containing any uppercase letters or lowercase letters or numbers notepad++ after ":"

I've never used a regex before. I'm looking for a regex command that can help me bookmark lines AFTER ":" that has: at least 1 uppercase letter at least 1 lowercase letter at least 1 number ...
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I replaced notepad with atom, can't open files with spaces?

I'm trying out different editors to possibly replace notepad with, something light but with modern editing features (such as multiple cursors). I've used Notepad3 for the longest time, I don't like ...
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I have a text file that has 2 columns I need to merge all lines in column 2 before the next column 1 attribute id

Have only ever dealt with very simple text to csv data formatting. I am working with a text file with 14900 lines for a mapping project. I have tried delimiting using tab etc but cannot get a single ...
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Behaviour on Notepad's undo functionality in Windows 11

Seems Windows 11 made updates on its Texteditor notepad.exe. The search functionality was changed (e.g. usability was improved by individual buttons for up and down search) as well as the undo ...
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Opening .txt file from URL/URI via browser

I need some assistance in a project regarding opening a .txt file from URL\URI via browser I have created below key in the registry: reference snap 1 reference snap 2 So now whenever I try to open ...
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How to convert an excel file to a text file without corruption in columns?

I want to convert a bunch of data from excel to text file. But as you can see in the screenshot, numbers are not correctly in their columns. I've tried copying and pasting data into notepad and saving ...
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How to remove a specific characters in an emails lines before the @?

How to remove any characters that aren't of the following from email lines before the @, through regular expressions? I tried the following but it didn't work :( Find what: ^([^a-z0-9;:]*)([a-z0-9]*)(?...
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How to remove this codes/keys from lines?

Hello everyone i hope you all have a good day. I want to know how to remove/delete the following codes/keys from lines. Example List: m-1407-m-00 64582e-2bd9-4b06-a9a1-78bfd42a7e6d SimpleHere123 ...
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Move the "find window" out of the way in Windows 11 Notepad

The Windows 11 Notepad has been redesigned and features a new find/replace window. Let's say I have the following text: and I jump to the start of the text and search for all occurrences of "...
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How to override a default windows cmd command? such as rebinding the notepad command to different program

I have a habit of using the keyboard shortcuts windows key + R and then typing the notepad command to write all my notes the problem is i always end up with a bunch of notepads open that i have to ...
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Regex: Select strings/lines from one point to another point (with many \n)

I want to select all lines starting with <!-- FLAGS_1 --> and ending with <!-- FLAGS --> <!-- FLAGS_1 --> <div class="cautareField"> <...
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Notepad Regex Formatting

Lets say i have 100000 words in a list ( Example ) Apple Orange Grape Bannana .... etc and i need them in this format <command name="FindRep" enabled="True"> <find xml:...
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Greenshot OCR output save to TXT file

HI guys i was wondering if anyone could help me, i love the simplicity of greenshot for quickly saving snippets, but i was wondering if there was a way of saving the OCR output to a text file on my ...
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Where does the new notepad with Windows 11 save the window position?

For Windows 11, the location HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Notepad is no longer used to save window size and position for notepad. Exploring and testing do not provide a new registry location for this.
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Bitdefender Free Antivirus Detected an Injection: Injection was being performed by OpenWith.exe

I was just trying to open a .txt file and when I clicked on it, it asked me to choose a program to open the file with. I clicked on the app and the box disappeared. I tried it multiple times and after ...
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Is there any straightforward way to replace notepad.exe in Windows 11?

After upgrading to Win 11 a bit over a week ago, I found that my Image File Execution (i.e. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe) replacement for ...
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How do i put separator after each 5 string in 20 random strings?

Hello guys i want to know how do i put separators such as "-" or ":" after each 5 string in 20 random letters&numbers string of many lines using regex? So basically count 5 ...
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How to make this Regex work?

i want to know how to make this Regex work ^....*:....* +[|].*$ And ^....*:....* +[=].*$ And ^....*:....* +[-].*$ It works without using ^ for first-line and $ for end of line Basically, i want to do ...
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Notepad and removing all instances between backslashes [closed]

Sample format. \Sesame Street\elmo\ I want to get rid of everything including the backslashes but the text for each is different. Sample format. \Sesame Street\ \ Again, I want to get rid of ...
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Txt files have unnecessary spaces

I am downloading a log file from a security system as txt file, The log contain one or more lines where there is only single space between every 2 words, however, when i downloaded it and opened in ...
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Windows 10 notepad stops responding while replacing text with the same text using Wrap around and Replace All

I was trying to replace some text, but I don't change the text I wanted to replace it with (paste the same text in Find what: and Replace with:) and while replacing text using Wrap around option and ...
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What Could Explain This Odd "Automatic Save" Behavior of Notepad?

I have recently encountered this very odd behavior using the basic Notepad of Windows 10, and I can't figure out what could explain it. I'm using the MT Power Drumkit 2 plugin for the LMMS music ...
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Font type automatically changed changed when change languge

I m facing an issue with a font type. I m using a specific font type but when I change the language from from English UK to Greek the font type changed to Calibri font type. Operating system: Windows ...
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Opening csv file with notepad with two different desktop running both windows gives different results

Opening csv file with notepad with two different desktop running both windows gives different results One of the desktop when opened, it's kind of lined nicely with newline, but somehow the other one ...
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How to join multiple long sentences numbered into multiple lines(notepad ++) (without wrapping)

I have copied 20 sentences from the document, but when I paste it into notepad ++ it shows 27 lines. How can I process it out into exactly 20 lines on notepad ++(at the beginning of sentences are ...
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Notepad strange characters [duplicate]

I’m trying to edit a steam game save file but when i go through steam and open the save file it’s full of weird characters and none of it is making sense. I’ve downloaded notepad ++ and it’s the same ...
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Restore Notepad to your preferred size and position in Windows 8

How to change back and restore the default size and location of Notepad window as well as font and other settings to it's previous state in Windows 8.1?
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How to replace Notepad with Sublime Text 3

Is there a way to completely replace Notepad with Sublime Text 3, i.e., the files that would normally open with Notepad should open with Sublime Text 3, not just with ..txt files.
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Win10: Notepad: How to change the default font?

I am a heavy user of notepad. (notepad.exe, part of the Windows OS) I sometimes increase to a rather large font, when I am screen sharing an outline. Generally, this font size setting is lost when I ...
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How does a Windows Notepad display multiple fonts?

What I have known is, Notepad can display texts with a particular font only. But recently I pasted some texts from MS Word which were in Segoe UI font into the notepad which contains other texts too. ...
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How to make my last Worlds copy to the first in notepad++

So i need help I want to copy all my last word to the first word example: ^=/system/priv-app/Hearingdro_Tablet_V4_N ^=/system/priv-app/SetupWizard ^=/system/priv-app/ANTRadioService to: ...
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Block Notepad from editing

I generate a document in .txt format (because the document is printed with an old dot matrix printer). The problem is: User edit some data before printing the document, thats why I want to find some ...
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How to prevent opening multiple copies of a .txt file?

On my windows desktop, I have created shortcut to a file abc.txt. If I click on it twice, it opens two copies of the same file. I want that by the second click, already opened file should come to ...
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Timestamp: Pressing F5 notepad gives time 1st then date. How do I do date 1st then time?

When I open notepad, I can press F5 to give me the time in the format I desire and then the date in the format I desire, where the formats I desire are based on windows settings. The only thing ...
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UTF-8 vs UTF-8 with BOM

The latest Notepad.exe has a Save as UTF-8 and UTF-8 with BOM. Is UTF-8 with BOM the old UTF? What is UTF-8 now?
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Minimum version of notepad.exe to support unix newlines

A while back, Microsoft announced their development build of notepad finally supports unix style newlines (\n). However according to a colleague, this is not the case in a Windows 10 testing ...
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Replacing certain values with function in Notepad++

My .csv file contains a lot of the following: "123",bpm The value is changing, so it's not always 123, but it's always three digits. I would like to change all of these three digit values with 10 ...
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I created a new windows user but cannot open notepad?

I created a new windows user but I cannot open/start notepad in it. user accounts Administrator Anilmeena(I created this account) Problem: when I login to this 2nd account. and try to open ...
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Changed "open with" for .txt from notepad to notepad++ - how can i regain print from the context menu?

I'm lost on this one. I've been farting around in the registry for days, and asking on general type forums like tenforums.com So far no luck. I've set txt files to open with my portable notepad++ ...
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What are these unknown symbols that show up in my HTML when using Notepad?

These characters can be found by me in Notepad when writing HTML. It absolutely causing problems for me. I can’t even delete it! So does anyone knows this symbol is or why it appears? I’ve tried to ...
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Compare Two Files and Remove the Duplicates

What is the easiest way to compare 2 files and deleting the duplicates found on both files. I'm aware you can do this easily on a linux box with certain commands, but how would I go about achieving ...
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How to duplicate multiple of the same .mp4 video in notepad

in notepad, I am just playing around with spamming things and i was trying to make multiple of the same .mp4 video pop up at the same time but only 1 would pop up at any given stage. How could I have ...
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Add Current line to a pattern

I have a file with 2000 lines. I want to add the current line number between the (). For example: c-data (1).json c-data (2).json c-data (3).json c-data (4).json A screenshot of example test data:
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Windows Notepad, how can I disable saved find-and-replace values?

In Windows' Notepad, when I use the find-and-replace feature, it saves the values I used therein and displays them next time I use the feature. I don't want it do. How can I disable this? I can see ...
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My notepad txt file turned into weird characters

Some years ago I wrote some notes in a .txt file (plain text) on Notepad and when I opened it recently it appeared with these weird characters. I don't know at what point it turned out like that, but ...
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