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    Question Notepad++ alternative


    Hi there. I could't find a really suitable place for this so i thought it might get some attention in here!! I am looking for an alternative to notepad++ on windows. I do a lot of theme editing etc and the find / find & replace utilities in notepad++ are useless. If you dont mind, could somebody reccomend a better alternative??
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    textpad, though I must admit I find Notepad++ more than usable

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    kwrite is a good program, but if your on windows you would have to install kde for Windows first.

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    ConTEXT or Eclipse. UltraEdit32 used to be great, but I think it's walking the dinosaur nowdays.
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    SciTE is another one that gets recommended quite a bit. May be worth a look.
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    Thanks, i'll have a look. It's just the find function that doesn't seem to be working properly.
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    I agree, and I believe the developer(s) agree it's broken right now.

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    Originally Posted by TheJim01
    I agree, and I believe the developer(s) agree it's broken right now.
    If a recent version broke the search you could just downgrade. I've never had any trouble in the 5.2 version...

    Another editor you could try is Weaverslave. Has a bit of a long start up time but otherwise it's a quite nice editor. One of my favorite features is that it can display a list of all instances of your search term it the document(s).
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    If you can handle the steep learning curve, then give Vim a try. It is one of the most powerful editors in existence, is free as in both speech and beer, and runs on a wide range of operating systems.

    When I started using Vim my editing productivity went through the floor for a couple of weeks, then it started to climb through the roof.

    Vim is different from most editors in that it is modal - in "normal" mode the keys do not insert text into the document but perform actions - to enter text you have to go into "insert" mode. This takes some getting used to, but is very powerful. The actions in normal mode can be combined to create an editing language.

    There is also Cream, which is a set of scripts on top of Vim to make it behave like a normal editor, but with all the power of Vim under the hood.

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    i have been a bit busy... i gave crimson a try and it was good but the lack of line numbers let it down... maybe you have to turn them on?? I have heard of vim so will look in to it... i will review all suggestions as i think it is important to find one that suits me. Thanks for all the responses!!
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    Originally Posted by eddie21leeds
    i have been a bit busy... i gave crimson a try and it was good but the lack of line numbers let it down... maybe you have to turn them on??
    View -> Line Numbers

    Didn't look very hard, did ya
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    Originally Posted by ishnid
    View -> Line Numbers

    Didn't look very hard, did ya
    lol thanks!!
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    +1 for textpad, search is excellent
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    Originally Posted by nogginthenog
    +1 for textpad, search is excellent
    Notepad2 is a good one.
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