Sunday, August 12, 2012

Notepad++ as default TXT Editor

Hi all,
in this brief blog post I want show you how replace the Windows notepad.

Ok, let's go.

First you must download Notepad++ ( of course :P ) from this link. Then install it.

Once you have installed Notepad++:
  • open regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options key;
  • Create a subkey a this location named 'notepad.exe';
  • Then create a String value named 'Debugger';
  • Download from here the npp.vbs VBScript and place it where you want ( i.e. C:\Program Files\Notepad++\ )
  • Now edit Debugger key value by inserting the follow string: ' wscript.exe "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\npp.vbs" ' [ You must change the path with your own ];
  • Create a new text file on your desktop and double click on it to open.
P.S. : A special thanks to notepad++'s forum users.

If it's all OK the file should open with Notepad++.

See you in the next post. Bye... =)

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