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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,972,991
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,821
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Notepad++ is a powerful, feature-packed text editor that more or less has everything Notepad needs but lacks (it can replace Notepad in Windows). It supports 27 programming languages, searches regular expressions, and supports syntax highlighting and folding, synchronized edits and views, and much more.

Pros

Loads of options: Behind a clean face and busy but efficient toolbar, Notepad++ is a wonder of features and options. One favorite: Default Directory has two choices, Follow current document and Remember last directory. Another: The "old, obsolete" desktop icon is a setup option.

Options to load: We could set Notepad++ not to use %APPDATA% but rather to load or write config files from the installation directory; this is handy when running Notepad++ from a USB device.

Plug-ins, too: Notepad++ comes loaded with useful plug-ins plus a Plug-in Manager. But we could also select a startup option to load plug-ins from AppData -- a potential security issue that Notepad++ only recommends for experienced users.

Cons

None, really: There's nothing we tried that we didn't like.

Bottom Line

If you just want a better text editor to replace Notepad, try Notepad++. If you want a powerful, versatile code editor, try Notepad++. In any role, it excels.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4.1
  • Fix Notepad++ hanging issue on start up due to its connection on Internet - disable the certification chain verification.
  • Fix the opened zero length file not saving bug.
  • Improve Document Peeker performance issue for large files.
  • Add document peek feature (while mouse hovering on tab).
  • Add peek on document map feature.
  • Fix issue with clicking links in html/js/asp/php.
  • Fix folding vertical line loses colour after changing folding style via Preference dialog.
  • Enhance folding feature (multi-line quotes) for python.
  • Improve certificate verifying method.
  • Fix issue of losing syntax highlighting while changing file extension (by "save as").
  • Enhance the UI of "Windows" dialog (Menu "Window->Windows...") for sorting.
  • Apply the new file custom encoding (Unicode or not) while opening an empty content file.
  • Improve whitespace visibility while the visualization of whitespace is activated.
  • Support RTL for header and footer printing.
  • Add a warning message for launching folder as Workspace while both files and folders are dropped in Notepad++.
  • Drag and dropping tabs is possible in multi-line tab mode.
  • Fix issue of right clicking on multiline tabs.
  • Add new moving tabs with mouse wheel feature (SHIFT + Mouse Wheel)
  • Fix text on active tabs (multi-line mode) being clipped problem.
  • Fix regression for saving session file (for session file extension, if set).
  • Enhance saving workspace file by adding workspace file extension (if set).
  • Fix change.log always opened issue.
General
Publisher Don HO
Publisher web site http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/
Release Date May 18, 2017
Date Added May 18, 2017
Version 7.4.1
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.85MB
File Name npp.7.4.1.Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,972,991
Downloads Last Week 4,821
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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