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    Exploit devs inconsolable.

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      Ooh, multi level undo.

      /me checks the calendar to see whether it really is 2021

      Yup. Starting to add some Emacs features from the 1980s. Perhaps by 2051 they’ll have Lisp scripting available ;-P

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        N.B. I recommend Flo’s Notepad2. It’s much smaller than Notepad++ and the installer lets you replace notepad.exe with it, so any program that tries to run notepad.exe instead runs this replacement.

        https://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

        Line numbers, multi level undo, syntax highlighting and it’s faster than vanilla notepad.exe when editing really large files. My complaints are that it doesn’t do mutli-line block editing and doesn’t have AutoIt syntax highlighting built in.

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          Do line feeds work finally?

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            Anyone on windows not already using notepad++ does not care about having a decent notepad

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              Sometimes people need to do things on a non-dev environment without a better notepad though. None of my customers have notepad++ installed and I don’t permissions to install or even run new apps - so sometimes when I need to see a file, it’s notepad - and any improvement to it is very welcome.

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                Ouch, I feel for you then. Consider me corrected

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                I leave notepad open because some Windows apps still don’t have ‘paste as plain text’ options and so it’s useful to paste into notepad and then copy. Multi-level undo can be useful sometimes. I mostly use vim in WSL for text editing though, so I’m probably not representative of the wider Windows ecosystem.

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                  I leave notepad open because some Windows apps still don’t have ‘paste as plain text’ options

                  If this is your main motivation, Win+V allows you to do that globally. (Do note that I think you have to turn on Clipboard History, but it should prompt you if you do.)

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                    I use PureText for copying and pasting as plain text.

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                      Cant you paste unformatted text in vim?

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                      I’m a fan of notepad2 myself… Notepad++ is too much

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                      My first IDE ;)

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                        We’ll be on Windows 14 before they move the last option from the control panel to settings. I couldn’t care less about a new notepad app. Is it another bloated electron app?

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                          It is not an electron app. :-)