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Notepad++ (32-bit)

By Don Ho Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Notepad++ (32-bit)

  • Take full advantage of highly executable, feature-rich, multi-language, simultaneous text and source code editing
  • Last updated on 09/28/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.9

  • Add the ability to open the target file of a Shortcut (*.lnk).
  • Enhance side panels behaviour: close a single panel instead of the entire stack.
  • Fix Monitoring & document auto-update not scrolling to the end of the file with Word wrap enabled issue.
  • Fix mouse cursor flicker while hovering URLs.
  • Add back hovered blue underlined URLs.
  • Enhance C++, Perl, Python parsers and add VHDL in Function List.
  • Improve some ambiguous commands naming in Shortcut Mapper.
  • Add an option to prevent right click from canceling selection.
  • Add ability to sort lines randomly.
  • Fix "Close All BUT this" looses current document data issue.
  • Allow user to start making a stream selection and then change to column block (by pressing ALT key).
  • Add word wrap option to find results context menu.
  • Add keyboard navigation ability to Column Editor.
  • Add keyboard shortcut ability to Projects, Folder as Workspace and Function List for switching among these panels.
  • Enable project panels toggle from menu.
  • Enhance Folder as Workspace to restore latest selected item of last session on Notepad++ startup.
  • Fix inaccurate line margin update with word wrap enabled.
  • Fix Find previous/next commands not scroll vertically to show match result issue (with word wrap disabled).
  • Add confirmation preference for Replace All in All Opened Documents operation.
  • Add Escape keypress in functionlist searchbox to clear its text.
  • Add RTL capability to localized messageboxes.
  • Make (Find) dlgAlwaysVisible a true Preference setting.
  • Fix sorting by column key using incorrect key values.
  • Add search scope to Find window status bar output.
  • Fix false hit result in Find in Finder.
  • Prevent redundant line data copy in Finder.

General

Release September 28, 2020
Date Added September 28, 2020
Version 7.9

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,360,731
Downloads Last Week 234
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Developer's Description

Notepad++ is a source code editor which supports several programming languages under Windows environment. It's also a lightweight replacement of Notepad. The supported languages by Notepad++ are C, C++, Java, C#, XML, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, RC file, makefile, NFO, doxygen, INI file, batch file, ASP, VB/VBS, SQL, Objective-C, CSS, Pascal, Perl, Python, Lua, Unix Shell Script, Fortran, NSIS and Flash action script. Notepad++ main features are: syntax highlighting and syntax folding, regular expression search, WYSIWYG (If you have a color printer, print your source code in color), Unicode support, full drag-and-drop supported, Brace and Indent guideline highlighting, two edits and synchronized view of the same document, and user language define system.