Notepad++ Cheat Sheet: 11 Tricks And Tips For Plaintext Power Users

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DJSPIN80

I use both Notepad++ on Windows and TextMate on Mac OS X.  A good text editor is more powerful than an IDE, IMO.  I especially love the tabbed environment.

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Ridnarhtim

I've recently started using PSPad (it's free!) and I really love it.

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MrBlueCheese

Another cool thing about Notepad++ is you can install it on top of regular Notepad, and make it your default text editing program.

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Mark210

Code Faster, Harder, Stronger  (Listening to Daft Punk?)

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MattyMattMatt

Emacs for life. Nuff said.

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bloodgain

Indeed.  And if you just want an editor instead of a new religion, try Vim (or Gvim) ;-)

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MattyMattMatt

I would never use such a piece of rubbish. It's a poor attempt at being better than Emacs and failing horribly.

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tardisromana

I love using Notepad++ for coding in as well as making configuration changes (.ini or .yml files mostly) for my games.  This is definitely one of the major programs that I use all the time.

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Steelwells

I've got to agree with Cyclone - Notepad++ is fantastic.  I don't use it for much more than creating test data files for work, but it's been supremely helpful.  Some of these tips will make it that much more useful.

Thanks!!!

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markstrelecki

I used UltraEdit for many years, but tired of repaying for newer versions. I found Notepad++ able to do everything I had been doing in the shareware product without the need for semi-annual contributions. I highly recommend Notepad++ and always install it as part of my starter apps package whenever I do a bare metal clean install of Windows.

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Iowa_State_Cyclone

Notepad++ ROCKS.  Even if you don't code in it (which I don't as I use eclipse).  The default plug-ins that come with it are awesome (i.e. compare, html / xml tidy, etc).  Anyone who still uses wordpad or notepad on windows NEEDS to get this instead.  Notepad++, along with Launchy, Ditto, and Greenshot, are the first apps I install on any computer I use.

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