Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Notepad really, really sucks

After many years use and being bitten by its limitations I finally replaced crappy Notepad with the groovy open source Notepad2. This tool handles CR/LF between DOS/UNIX systems, decent Unicode switching, syntax highlighting for popular programming languages, mouse wheel zooming, column/line indicators, unlimited undo and more! The only thing it seems to struggle with is scrolling through large text files (eg. 10MB or more).

To replace Notepad with Notepad2 simply copy notepad2.exe to %windir%/system32/notepad.exe and - magic!

Now, if only Miscrosoft would fix Explorer text file search. Then I could completely ditch TextPad :)

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