Notepad2 – die Notepad Alternative




“Notepad is one of the apps I use most on Windows. It’s especially handy for removing formatting from text, storing quick snippets and so on. However, it was probably written in 1995 and hasn’t changed since.


Notepad2 is a FANTASTIC app, has a toolbar with buttons, looks like it belongs on XP and is free! You can even set the window to be transparent. It’s got a ton of awesome features.”


Quelle 1: http://www.shahine.com/omar/PermaLink,guid,32944915-8c30-43b0-b623-3f057074162d.aspx
Quelle 2: http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

  1. #1 by Bertrand HAMON on March 4, 2006 - 22:19

    I use Notepad++ to replace Notepad :
    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

    The reason I use Notepad++ (but not notepad2) is its MDI (Multi-Document Interface just like firefox).

    To replace your notepad by notepad++, you have to :

    1. Download and install Notepad++ :
    http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/notepad-plus/npp.3.5.Installer.exe
    2. Download Notepad++ launcher :
    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/commun/misc/NppLauncher.bin.zip
    3. Copy notepad.exe which comes with this package into 3 directories (in given order) :

    i. c:\windows\system32\dllcache
    ii. c:\windows\system32
    iii. c:\windows

    When you replace notepad.exe in c:\windows\system32 and c:\windows, a “Windows File Protection” message box appears, click Cancel. Then another message box appears, click OK.

    Now Notepad++ is your default Notepad.

  2. #2 by Suraj on October 25, 2006 - 00:58

    Yes, notepad++ rocks.

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