Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
This project is mature. However, there may be still some bugs and missing features that are being worked on. If you have any questions or suggestions about this project, please post them in the forums. Also, if you wish to make a feature request, you can post it there as well. But there's no guarantee that I'll implement your request.
You're encouraged to translate Notepad++ into your native tongue if there's not already a translation present in the Binary Translations page. And if you want, help translating Notepad++ official site into your native tongue would be greatly appreciated.
- Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
- User Defined Syntax Highlighting
- Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
- Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
- Dynamic position of Views
- File Status Auto-detection
- Zoom in and zoom out
- Multi-Language environment supported
- Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
- Macro recording and playback
- Fix hanging problem while switching back a fully-folded document by using shortcut (Ctrl-TAB).
- Fix possible file corruption during backup or power loss or other abnormal N++ termination.
- Fix wrong backup file deleted issue.
- Fix backup not fully disabled issue.
- Add 2 command line flags "-notepadStyleCmdline" and "-z" for the replacement of notepad.exe.
- See https://notepad-plus-plus.org/features/replace-notepad.html
- Add new plugin API NPPM_REMOVESHORTCUTBYCMDID to allows plugins to remove unneeded shortcuts.
- Fix Tail monitoring incoherent status after deleting a monitored file.
- Fix issue with wrong smart highlighting when it is disabled.
- Fix last active tab is ignored on Notepad++ restart issue.
- Fix Tab non-responding by mouse click after dragging bug.
- Fix switching back position restoring issue for wrapped document.
- Add several spiritual quotes and a subtle Easter egg in the source code.
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