should do an registry input to replace the

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    old windows notepad.  it sucks.


    • Don HO

      Don HO - 2004-04-07

      What's your message?

      is it "should do an registry input to replace the old windows notepad. it sucks." or
      "old windows notepad. it sucks." ?


      • yorn

        yorn - 2004-04-12

        I guess that you want to add a shortcut to the "contextmenu". I had tried some ways ,but I couldn't do it.
          Now I use an alternative method that add this shortcut to the "sendto" menu. If you have better way to do it, please let me know.


    • Nobody/Anonymous

      should replace windows notepad.  you're rocks & your notepad, too.


    • Nobody/Anonymous

      You can do a manual registry manipulation by editing the list of filetypes.
      Change all entries voor np-- to notepad++
      I did this and it works 80% of the time now.

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      For me on Win98 I renamed original Notepad.exe to eg and copy all content from Notepad++ into windir where is. Now rename Notepad++.exe to Notepad.exe and voila!
      It's not the most beautifull solution but it works, for as long Notepad++ delivers .txt associations - then I delete Notepad++ from Windir and put it in it's own dir :-)

    • Don HO

      Don HO - 2004-04-25

      it's not really a good idea to move Notepad++ into another directory.

      The intetion to name the program "Notepad++" was just to reveal its light weight, Notepad++ is more source editor than a simple notepad.

      I'll try to do anyway the functionality to associate the file extensions.


    • Don HO

      Don HO - 2004-05-11

      Thanks to Mark Bryan Yu,
      we can have the Notepad++ shortcut on the contextmenu of Explorer by importing a, say "npp.reg", reg file. Here we go :

      1. save the following text as "npp.reg" :
      @="D:\\WinAppz\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe \"%1\""

      2. Modify "D:\\WinAppz\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe" in order to suit your npp path, then save it.

      3. In the Explorer, right click on the file "npp.reg", then choose "Merge", et voila!


    • Mark Bryan Yu

      Mark Bryan Yu - 2004-05-11

      Just to remind you, modifying the registry should be done with caution. Make sure you know what you are doing before playing with the registry. Also make sure you back up the registry before playing with it.

      Mark Bryan Yu

      • Atomhrt

        Atomhrt - 2004-05-11

        What? You mean you can't just start removing things from it like I'm doing right n25637#!8b... LOST CONNECTION

        • Mark Bryan Yu

          Mark Bryan Yu - 2004-05-12

          a slashdotter? :)

          • Atomhrt

            Atomhrt - 2004-05-12

            Yeah. That's what happens when you spend wayyyy too much time on /.! :)

    • Don HO

      Don HO - 2004-05-18


      the reg key works fine, except when I choose several files to open from explorer. Do you have the remedy?



      • Mark Bryan Yu

        Mark Bryan Yu - 2004-06-03

        What's the problem with choosing several files? I've tried  it in my PC (winXP).... i selected multiple file by holding down CTRL while selecting files.  Right-click and choose Notepad++ from the context menu... and Notepad++ opened all files with no problems.

    • Don HO

      Don HO - 2004-06-04

      Yes, with Win2000 in my office it woks fine also.

      However, I have the problem with Winxp at home:
      when I choose several files (CTRL + mouse click), let's say 5 files, then Right-click and choose Notepad++ from the context menu, there're 5 files opened in 5 launched instances of Notepad++ ! (each instance has one opened file)

      On the other hand, if I choose the sendto->Notepad++ from the context menu, it works fine (5 opened files in one intance).

      Any idea?