A source code editor and MS Windows Notepad replacement

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Notepad++, a source code editor and MS Windows Notepad replacement, has the mission to offer a greener environment. By optimizing its routines, it results in reducing CPU power consumption then reducing the world carbon dioxide emissions.


  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Language Defined System
  • Tabed document and Multi-View
  • More than 50 languages supported
  • Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
  • Macro recording and playback
  • Extensible with its plugin system


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I have been working for a long time with NOTEPAD++. However after updating from a 6.2.x version to 6.4.1 it was no longer possible to work with big files (> 1 MB). Every change in the file takes an awful long time until NOTEPAD++ answers. I tried the 6.3.3 version - same problem. Going back to 6.2.2 the problem is resolved. So I cannot use any version higher than 6.2.x. Would be nice to resolve this problem in higher versions!!


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In sorting missing: column #(the number)

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one of the things i DEMAND that a text editor does all the time is that the program knows how to convert any .txt file into a .csv file, period! oh sure text editors have no problem converting all .csv files to .txt files but they never can do the reverse. That kinda shoddy professionalism was great for the end of the 20th century, but we now halfway through the second decade of the 21st century and this should have been solved and solved simplistically. If the said editors knows how to convert a .csv file into plain text then that same editor should know how to do the reverse. Therefore your product gets a 1. I would have asked this question of notepad++ support, but there doesn't seem to be any of that easily located on their webpage. NOT even an email support option easily linked to their front page of their site! And yes, i've tried a few times to save as and see how many types of different kinds of files the .txt file can be saved as. It does a bunch, but seeing as .csv files are what i call a major type of file format and there were about 20 different kinds of saved formats i could have chosen. I COULDN'T choose the kind i needed to save the information as cause the program i was writing the information for NEEDED the information in .csv format.

Posted 02/28/2015
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In my opinion Notepad++ is simply the best free editor for Windows out there. We use it on a daily basis for log file analysis, where its searching and marking features do a great job. The only drawback is its lack for 64 bit support, so that larger files cannot be opened.

Posted 02/22/2015
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A must for every developer out there! Plugin-rich and nicely integrated macros make it a step above all others in Windows.

Posted 02/14/2015
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JeSuisCharlie I must respectfully disagree with Mr. penryn. The frightening cult of a suspect religion has gone on a rampage of ruthless, brutal, behavior calling on God as it's reason. For this reason it is incumbent upon any civilized person to denounce these actions in whatever medium they have at their disposal. I also must say, "Je Suis Charlie"! As to the post of mr/ms z-not they have a point. Although the tone of the post is a little harsh I must agree that it is one of the first things that should have been addressed. Will the lack of a correction stop me from using Notepad++, definitely not. I enjoy it's other delights! Now, maybe someone will "Remember the last used directory" ?? smiling and hope good weather is with you all. fbii

Posted 01/24/2015
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It was a great editor until the dev decided he should make it type out a political message on startup. I agree with the message, but it's totally wrong to exhibit malware-like behavior just to get your political agenda across *in a professional editor.*

Posted 01/20/2015
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