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Notepad2 from Slax

#1 Post by teobromina » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:09 pm


runs in Slax KillBill edition v5.1.8

*JT. :wink:

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#2 Post by Zach Thibeau » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:51 am

[Moderator note: this is the primary Notepad2 program thread. View database entry]


Since this is a great text editor that I made portable (:P People argue that it is already portable but yet it writes 2 HKCU/Software/Notepad2, Which my launcher takes care of) my url is here

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#3 Post by Jainendra » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:07 am


Notepad2 version 2.0.15 has been released on 7th April.
Plz update.


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Notepad2 version 3.0.20

#4 Post by ashghost » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:38 am

TPFC entry (currently showing version 2.1.19):

Homepage (also download page):

Direct download link:

New in Version 3.0.20 (released October 31, 2008)

- Notepad2 converted to a native Win32 Unicode application
- "Copy Add" (Ctrl+E) to append selected text to clipboard
- "Unwrap Paragraphs" (Ctrl+Shift+J)
- "Strip Last Character" (Alt+U)
- "Select Line", can be used repeatedly (Ctrl+Shift+Space)
- Remapped "Delete Line" hotkey to Ctrl+Shift+D
- Remapped "Transparent Mode" hotkey to Alt+O
- Allow easy toggling of find and replace dialogs (Ctrl+F, Ctrl+H)
- Save and restore find and replace dialog positions (Ctrl+O, Ctrl+P)
- Files with UTF-8 Signature always loaded in UTF-8 mode
- Simple HTML detection for files without extensions
- Support basic Emacs file variables (see FAQ on my website)
- Update timestamps (Shift+F5) (see FAQ on my website)
- %APPDATA% searched for existing ini-file
- Modest enhancements to scheme customization dialog
- Improved performance for saving settings to ini-file
- Less restrictive handling of quoted filenames on command line
- Keep scrolling positions when reloading changed files
- Modified /s command line switch to work with extensions, not ids
- /m command line switch to match specified text
- /q command line switch to force creation of new files
- Pass command line switches to existing windows: /s /t /h /x /g /q
- Proceed to next match after choosing "replace" in replace dialog
- Fixed some more find and replace problems
- Improved visual appearance on Windows Vista
- Updated Scintilla library to 1.77

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#5 Post by joby_toss » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:23 am

This is a brilliant application!
I've already replaced windows notepad with this one.

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#6 Post by Schumi 053 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:43 pm

I downloaded v2.1.19 fr inet.

1. with MD5 : 848C127A735C582CB0DF26870A73468F

2. with MD5 : 2953E728A636B623883EDC24A8C9B21A

3. with MD5 : 47207C0F0D4E3290F2D61D6CF424018D

Can anybody help to confirm which hash string that exactly same with the file downloaded fr author site..please.

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#7 Post by juror » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:14 pm

If I remember correctly hosts the files themselves. Majorgeeks might also. This could explain different md5's from sites which pointed to the host d/l.

Or wasn't that what you were asking?

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#8 Post by Schumi 053 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:02 pm

Hi..and thx Juror :-)

Here I try to explain more detail.
But 1st I want to apologize as my English Language & Grammar are real bad
(not my 1st language) please don't be offend :(

Last week my hard drive stop working, document & data is okay..have routine backup :wink:
But I lost some programs including Notepad2 version "2.1.19".
Then I search from internet for this version.
At last, I got each from, and
But when compared under MD5 hash, all the 3 ZIP package are different in MD5.
This also happened with "Notepad2.exe" file which extracted from inside the package.
Each executable have their own MD5!
Actually, they are same version, size, date, time even second! :shock:
Now I have no idea which package should I use/keep :(
Anyway, I have no plan to upgrade to v3 because this one really stable.

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#9 Post by joby_toss » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:54 am

Why in the description from the database is stated that there is no unicode support for version 3.0.20 ?

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#10 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:17 pm

I have fixed up the "Unicode" field.

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#11 Post by garbanzo » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:27 am

i just found a great mod of notepad2. here are the included patches:
  • Make the manifest compatible with x86-64
  • x86-32 and x86-64 project file for Visual C++ 6.0 SP6; requires the Windows 2003 SP1 Platform SDK
  • Adds code folding support and an option to turn on and turn off code folding
  • Enables the "Image File Execution Options" Notepad replacement method
  • Enables the saving of Notepad2 ini files to paths that have not yet been created
  • Changes to support the new Pascal lexer on the Scintilla trunk
  • Adds support for shell scripts, AutoIt3, LaTeX, and ASCII art (NFO)
  • Adds support for NSIS and support for Inno Setup scripts
  • Disable the parts of Scintilla's Apache config lexer that are too buggy
the patches are all available separately, and there are also compiled versions (x86 and x64) available on the website. they're packed into installers, but that's easy enough to deal with.

i'm no programmer so i mostly like the ASCII support (for NFO files), but others might appreciate different features.

anyway find it all here:

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Notepad2 v3.1.21

#12 Post by ReadOnly » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:14 pm

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Notepad2 V4.0.22

#13 Post by Checker » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:13 pm

It's now V4.0.22 :!:

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Notepad2 V4.0.23

#14 Post by Checker » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:06 am

It's now V4.0.23 (Released: Oct 06, 2009) :!:

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Re: Notepad2 version 3.0.20

#15 Post by guinness » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:40 pm

v4.0.24 RC1 is available :!:


Code: Select all

  - /z command line switch (support registry-based Notepad replacement)
  - Fixed some /p command line switch options not working properly
  - New style setting to control font smoothing (see FAQ on my website)
  - Hotkey to copy pathname of current file to clipboard (Shift+F9)
  - Updated Scintilla library to 2.01-cvs $Date: 2009/12/16 $
As of version 4.0.24, the official release of Notepad2 supports this method for replacing Windows Notepad, so the steps outlined above will work fine. However, there's no support to perform the Notepad replacement automatically, as the official release of Notepad2 will not modify the system registry. For the same reason, there's no support for accessing recent files through the Windows 7 jump lists (this requires registration of applications in the system registry, first). Also note that automated Notepad replacement could have undesirable effects if Notepad2 was used as a Notepad replacement from a portable device, and the original state was not restored after disconnecting the device.

A batch script to run from the Notepad2 directory and replace Windows Notepad might look like this (single line):

reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe" /v "Debugger" /t REG_SZ /d "\"%~dp0Notepad2.exe\" /z" /f

The Windows Notepad can be restored with this command (single line):

reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe" /f
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