Notepad2 v.2.0.16

Notepad2 is a light-weight, free and open source Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting for a few commonly used languages. It's based on the Scintilla source code editing component and works on NT-based versions of Windows. This program can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system's registry.


- Syntax highlighting: HTML, XML, PHP, ASP (JS, VBS), CSS, JavaScript, VBScript, C/C++, C#, Resource Script, Makefiles, Java, Visual Basic, Pascal, Assembly, SQL, Perl, Python, Configuration Files, Apache Config Files, Batch Files, Diff Files
- Drag & drop text editing inside and outside Notepad2
- Basic regular expression search and replace
- Useful word, line and block editing shortcuts

- Rectangular selection (Alt+Mouse)
- Brace matching, auto indent, long line marker, zoom functions
- Support for Unicode, UTF-8, Unix and Mac text files
- Open shell links
- Mostly adjustable

New in Version 2.0.16 (released May 14, 2007)

- The msvcr70.dll runtime library is no longer required
- "Enclose Selection" helper tool (Alt+Q)
- Single line files are opened with default line ending mode
- Remapped hotkey Ctrl+Shift+Z from "Undo" to "Redo"
- Remapped hotkey Ctrl+Shift+Y from "Redo" to "Undo"
- Fixed bug: problem with MRU lists causing random crashes
- Fixed bug: moving lines up/down not working properly
- Fixed bug: window settings overwritten on new screen resolution

Download: Notepad2 v.2.0.16 freeware
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Great program, however, I think I'll stick with Notepad++ for the tabs and ActionScript syntax highlighting. Other than that, it's not bad by any means.

Hm i just saw something about tabs in setting so i though it had them...
Ok then, won't be using this and staying with Notepad++

The tabs mentioned in settings is just for indenting.

This is my number one for notepad replacement. Almost perfect without multiple document support, I'm just waiting for InType. Tiniest bug in Vista with this how the "Select scheme" list is formatted, the same with the "Open recent file" listing dialog.

notepad++ = a jumbo word processor with a lot of features

notepad2 =portable & just a replacement to standard notepad with lil modifications like

handling large file
syntax hiliting
vertical selection etc

Great program. Best Notepad replacement ever- it maintains the simplicity and speed of the original notepad, yet offers powerful features.

Only wish it had an option for adding syntax highlighting for other languages.