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Old 27th December 2020, 03:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation Notepad has been updated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breaking news today. Notepad has been updated.


You can now ..
Open a new window without having to do anything to the old one.
Setup a page for printing.
Zoom in and out.
Search with Bing
Paste the time and date
Change the font
Goto a line number.
Wrap around search.


Goodness gracious me.

This has all probably been out for a long time and I am just so used to the thing that has not changed in 20 years that I never noticed.
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Old 27th December 2020, 05:57 AM   #2
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Microsoft will make one more update that makes Notepad too complicated and too slow for use as a quick way to view and edit a text file.
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Old 28th December 2020, 09:45 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
Breaking news today. Notepad has been updated.


You can now ..
Open a new window without having to do anything to the old one.
Setup a page for printing.
Zoom in and out.
Search with Bing
Paste the time and date
Change the font
Goto a line number.
Wrap around search.


Goodness gracious me.

This has all probably been out for a long time and I am just so used to the thing that has not changed in 20 years that I never noticed.
Notepad++ has been around for awhile, which replaced notepad for me. If you like notepad take a gander at the other. It might suit your needs better as well.
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Old 28th December 2020, 11:32 PM   #4
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notepad is quicker to start and notepad++ usually isn't available in SOE environments. I do use it for advanced editing.
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:33 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
notepad is quicker to start and notepad++ usually isn't available in SOE environments. I do use it for advanced editing.
Note that you can run Notepad++ in portable mode, i.e. without installing it on a computer.
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Old 29th December 2020, 02:38 PM   #6
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Notepad++ +1
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Old 30th December 2020, 02:56 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by novaphile View Post
Note that you can run Notepad++ in portable mode, i.e. without installing it on a computer.
Not allowed to do that.
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Old 30th December 2020, 04:10 AM   #8
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"You can do that with non-standard, 3rd party software"

*Looks at locked-down production environment server*
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Old 30th December 2020, 12:24 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by jadebox View Post
Microsoft will make one more update that makes Notepad too complicated and too slow for use as a quick way to view and edit a text file.
And leave it as the default association for ".txt" files, of course.
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Old 18th January 2021, 12:14 AM   #10
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I have had notepad2 for years

www.flos-freeware.ch
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Old 20th January 2021, 02:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
notepad is quicker to start and notepad++ usually isn't available in SOE environments. I do use it for advanced editing.
Our SOE makes Notepad++ available with approval.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:15 PM   #12
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I've been using Notepad--.
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Old 20th January 2021, 03:28 PM   #13
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If we're doing confessions now, I've been using Emacs.
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Old 21st January 2021, 07:31 PM   #14
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If we're doing confessions now, I've been using Emacs.
Anyone remember Godot?
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
Anyone remember Godot?
I've been waiting for it for ages.
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Old 22nd January 2021, 05:24 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
Anyone remember Godot?
The game engine?
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Old 22nd January 2021, 10:53 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by eerok View Post
The game engine?
From a bit-o-Googling I gather this may be the same thing but I knew it as a text editor on Unix 7 in the early 1970s.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
I've been waiting for it for ages.
That's why we all called it Go Dot. At least most of the time.
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Old 22nd January 2021, 11:25 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
From a bit-o-Googling I gather this may be the same thing but I knew it as a text editor on Unix 7 in the early 1970s.
I never heard of that, but I didn't use Unix 7 until the late 70s. I remember a line editor that was just invoked by "e", which I used to type my first C code. You must've had something fancy.
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I never heard of that, but I didn't use Unix 7 until the late 70s. I remember a line editor that was just invoked by "e", which I used to type my first C code. You must've had something fancy.
I thought about the date after I posted. It was 1978 or thereabouts. We actually had it on a PDP 11/45 running the prior version of UNIX that was, ISTR, Version III.
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
I thought about the date after I posted. It was 1978 or thereabouts. We actually had it on a PDP 11/45 running the prior version of UNIX that was, ISTR, Version III.
Mine was a PDP 11/34 running UNIX Version 7 in the basement of the Psych building at the University of Waterloo, from 1979 to 1983. Those were the days. Lots of fun and dot matrix printing, which is the only way I could actually study and debug my code.
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Notepad++ here with some interesting bolt-ons.

(Including a JSON parser/formatter)
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Originally Posted by novaphile View Post
Notepad++ here with some interesting bolt-ons.

(Including a JSON parser/formatter)
I didn't know there were plugins for it. So is there current development and a decent community for Notepad++? I admit that I pretty much use Windows just for Steam. I do my other stuff on Linux. My main editors are Emacs, GVim, and Typora (which is a Markdown editor that also works great on Windows and macOS).

I think Notepad++ is nice, though, and I use it for administrative stuff on Windows.
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It is in active development, and I believe it has been ported to Linux. I've never bothered with it on that platform, though; mind you, since my work is on Windows systems I do most editing work there.
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I didn't know there were plugins for it. So is there current development and a decent community for Notepad++?

Yes if you have an even vaguely recent version you should see "plugins" on the menu and a link to the plugin manager.
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If we're doing confessions now, I've been using Emacs.
 
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It was the only way I could think of to keep the dream alive that one day I might actually try to learn Elisp.
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