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sinetheo    549

It's been mentioned on TheVerge and on Gamers Nexus YouTube channel that Notepad is getting an update for the first time since the 1990's.

 

Notepad is getting big files support, Linux and Mac line endings, line and column support with word wrap on, text zooming, and more mentioned here https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/12/17563704/microsoft-windows-notepad-app-update

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Mindovermaster    1,491

Doesn't everyone just use Notepad++?

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Minime5600    156

Oh! For the love of god

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adrynalyne    9,664
16 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Doesn't everyone just use Notepad++?

 Considering there are better alternatives, no. 

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Mindovermaster    1,491
Just now, adrynalyne said:

 Considering there are better alternatives, no. 

Well, there are alternatives, yes. But I've seen a lot of people recommend it, so... :whistle:

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adrynalyne    9,664
Just now, Mindovermaster said:

Well, there are alternatives, yes. But I've seen a lot of people recommend it, so... :whistle:

Congrats?

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sinetheo    549
1 hour ago, Mindovermaster said:

Well, there are alternatives, yes. But I've seen a lot of people recommend it, so... :whistle:

People sometimes can be stubborn to change. Unfortunately notepad is a classic example. At least you can edit stuff without breaking Linux

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Mindovermaster    1,491
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, sinetheo said:

People sometimes can be stubborn to change. Unfortunately notepad is a classic example. At least you can edit stuff without breaking Linux

Umm, notebook wouldn't break Linux... It's not an executable. It can not break your system.

 

I've used Linux for about 8 years now. Personally, I like Geany... (I use nano in terminal)

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VWW    31
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On 7/15/2018 at 4:10 AM, Mindovermaster said:

Well, there are alternatives, yes. But I've seen a lot of people recommend it, so... :whistle:

Hi,

Can you share some alternatives that you like? I have quite a nice customised Notepad++ setup with plugins etc, but always willing to consider potentially better options.

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Mindovermaster    1,491
35 minutes ago, VWW said:

Hi,

Can you share some alternatives that you like? I have quite a nice customised Notepad++ setup with plugins etc, but always willing to consider potentially better options.

I normally use Geany. It's Linux software.

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VWW    31
9 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

I normally use Geany. It's Linux software.

Thanks. I'll check it out for when I do my Linux dev, but 90% of the time I'm on Windows. Any alternative suggestions for Windows?

 

On 7/15/2018 at 4:08 AM, adrynalyne said:

 Considering there are better alternatives, no. 

Any thoughts adrynalyne?

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adrynalyne    9,664
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35 minutes ago, VWW said:

Thanks. I'll check it out for when I do my Linux dev, but 90% of the time I'm on Windows. Any alternative suggestions for Windows?

 

Any thoughts adrynalyne?

VS Code or Sublime Text. 

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Buttus    1,089

so they turned notepad into wordpad?

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VWW    31
10 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

VS Code or Sublime Text

Thanks mate! I'll check them out.

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satukoro    1,345
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13 minutes ago, VWW said:

Thanks mate! I'll check them out.

I'm a big fan of sublime text. The big reason I use it over Notepad++ is crossplatform compatibility.

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PsYcHoKiLLa    2,172
On 7/14/2018 at 10:11 PM, adrynalyne said:

Congrats?

Ooh, someone's had their Sarcasm flakes for breakfast.

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margrave    1,165

Notepad++ FTW

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VWW    31
9 minutes ago, satukoro said:

I'm a big fan of sublime text. The big reason I use it over Notepad++ is crossplatform compatibility. 

Cheers! I'll definitely be looking at it over the next week. I'm doing well with Notepad++ but there's a few niggling things that could be better... cross-platform would be one of those!

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Jason S.    1,389

nerds might use Notepad++ but the average person doesnt know what it is. i bet the average user doesnt even know that Wordpad exists either.

 

anyways, didnt MS update Notepad in, like, 8.1 or am i mistaken? (im typing on Win7 now)

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VWW    31
5 minutes ago, Jason S. said:

nerds might use Notepad++ but the average person doesnt know what it is. i bet the average user doesnt even know that Wordpad exists either.

 

anyways, didnt MS update Notepad in, like, 8.1 or am i mistaken? (im typing on Win7 now) 

Yes, I believe they made it UTF16 compatible or similar but that's the only change I'm aware of.

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adrynalyne    9,664
1 hour ago, satukoro said:

I'm a big fan of sublime text. The big reason I use it over Notepad++ is crossplatform compatibility.

Ditto. 

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adrynalyne    9,664
Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, Jason S. said:

nerds might use Notepad++ but the average person doesnt know what it is. i bet the average user doesnt even know that Wordpad exists either.

 

anyways, didnt MS update Notepad in, like, 8.1 or am i mistaken? (im typing on Win7 now)

Nerds? More like anyone who needs a program that doesn’t break line endings and needs an undo buffer that’s longer than one change, will use something besides notepad. I’ve found notepad++ on a lot of computers that were owned by typical (non-nerd even) consumers. 

 

Notepad is garbage. Also, no, they didn’t update it in 8.1, or if they did, it wasn’t noticeable. 

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Brandon H    2,069
12 hours ago, VWW said:

Thanks. I'll check it out for when I do my Linux dev, but 90% of the time I'm on Windows. Any alternative suggestions for Windows?

googled it and they have a windows binary/installer. looks worth checking out to me as well :)

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Jason S.    1,389
6 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

More like anyone who needs a program that doesn’t break line endings and needs an undo buffer that’s longer than one change, will use something besides notepad.

^^ Right, nerds.

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