By LookinAround
Sep 23, 2013
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  1. I just started using Notepad++. It's VERY useful with a powerful set of built-in functions plus another 44 plug-ins available on that extends its functionality even further

    I nominate it for the TechSpot download site
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 7,910   +2,130

  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 8,398   +181

    cliffordcooley likes this.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,603   +393

    :) One of my favorite tools. I even write custom languages for parsing different types of log files with it.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 8,398   +181

    I just started using it. I am very impressed. Perhaps one of you might be able to answer a question:

    I used the Compare plug-in to diff two different files and I'd like to save the results. I've found I could copy/paste each file result, but then I lose the high-lighting of text lines when they're in both files but have differences. Any suggestion on a method to save things so I can review them again later?
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Topic Starter Posts: 8,398   +181

    OH. I just had my own thought. Copy/paste to Excel will work to preserve extra rows added to a file to keep matching text rows in sync between files. I could then use Excel conditional formatting to compare text lines and re-create a COLOR to flag the diffs.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,861   +488

  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,378   +226

    Love this as a light-weight text editor with lots of handy tools, program language based colouring etc. Hard to go back to Notepad after using it!
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +960

    Yeah it is great for HTML and PHP editing.
  10. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Guru Posts: 943   +183

    I've been using Notepad++ for a long time! When I started coding it was the first tool I was introduced to.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +960

    Yeah my cousin taught me with it. He can do pretty advanced web developing and he still prefers this over something like Dreamweaver. I have been liking a program called Brackets lately. It is basically an open source version of Dreamweaver.

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