Add “Open with Notepad++” to the Context Menu for All Files in Windows 7

Having the context menu option, “Open with Notepad++” (my favorite FREE Windows text editor) is invaluable, making it easy to quickly and easily open files with just a (right) mouse click or two. This registry hack is nothing new, it’s been around forever… think of this as a refresher course. Also note that you can […]

5 Great Notepad++ Features

Notepad++ is probably the best text editor for Windows – and it’s FREE. It has a huge range of features for working with text files, scripts, HTML files, etc.  Here are some pointers on just a few of those features. 1. Set Language to match your codeOne very nice feature of Notepad++ is the ability […]

32 FREE Windows Administration Utilities

BareTail. A free real-time log file monitoring tool. CamStudio. Free screen recording software. CDBurnerXP. Burns CD-ROMs, DVDs, audio CDs, and ISO images. Comodo Firewall Pro. Is a firewall and antivirus application. DriveImage XML. Is a program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. FileZilla. GUI FTP client. GParted LiveCD. Manages partitions on systems. […]

Notepad++ – source code editor for Windows (FreeWare)

Notepad++ is a source code editor for Windows. It is distributed as free software. The project is hosted on, from where it has been downloaded over sixteen million times.[1] This project, based on the Scintilla editor component, is written in C++ with only Win32 API calls using only the STL in order to increase […]

Notepad++ : start using a real text editor

Notepad++ : start using a real text editorHave you ever used Notepad? It’s very simple, which is good. However, it lacks the power and features of more advanced text editors.Notepad++ is a free and very powerful text editor. Here are some Notepad++ features: Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding Print text in color User Defined Syntax […]

Notepad++: A guide to using regular expressions and extended search mode

The information in this post will benefit anyone looking to understand how to use Notepad++ extended search mode and regular expressions. Notepad++ is an excellent text editor and replacement to Microsoft’s notepad.exe. Since the release of version 4.9, the Notepad++ Find and Replace commands have been updated. It now has a new Extended search mode […]

Remove Blank Lines in a Document With Notepad++ With Extended Search Mode

Switch to Extended search mode in the Replace dialog. Find what: rnrn Replace with: (leave this blank) Press Replace All. All the blank lines are gone. * rn is a newline character (in Windows). * rnrn finds two newline characters (what you get from pressing Enter twice).