Solved How do I change notepad as default to notepad++?

July 6, 2015 at 14:01:19
Specs: Windows 64
Well, that's a new one, usually there's no room write what I want but here I'm told to add 100 characters - feast or famine! I'd guess that if you don't get the question as it is, you probably won't know the answer, and wouldn't if I elaborated at length and drew pictures!!! You either know, or you don't, I'm firmly rooted in the option 2 camp so I'm hoping an option1 guy can help me out. I'll optimistically say 'thanks' now,it's the Green way too, save the planet!!!

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July 7, 2015 at 13:33:16
Yet another variant, via the desktop. Right click a txt file > select "Open With". If Notepad++ is not showing in the list use Chose default program. Browse for the exe file for NotePad++ [not a lot different to #2 above].

If there are any other file types that you want to open with Notepad++ repeat the above for one of them [one does all].

Bear in mind that not all file types will be readable in Notepad or Notepad++ but text files will definitely do so.

Another way for simple questions is to search Google with your subject line. Bags of hits and you don't have to explain a thing, or bother folk who only do this in their spare time to try and help so don't appreciate way more than 100 characters of blabber.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 6, 2015 at 15:56:13
If you mean that you want Notepad++ to open (by default) when you double click on the Notepad icon, just change the icon for Notepad++ to the Notepad icon, and then change the name to Notepad.

If you however mean than you want files with the extension .TXT to open with Notepad++ by default instead of with Notepad, there are many ways to accomplish this. If you already have Notepad++ installed on your computer, perhaps the simplest way would be to follow the instructions below, copied from the Notepad++ help file.

"You can associate files with Notepad++ so opening those files will start Notepad++. Select a type of file, then select the desired extension and press the left arrow to associate the file."

Nigel

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July 6, 2015 at 16:04:44
Another way.

Right click on a .txt file > Properties, In the General tab, Type of file: > Change, if Notepad++ is not listed > More Optionsm if still not listed > Look for another app on this PC > Notepad++, doublclick & select > notepad++.exe > Click Apply > OK.


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July 6, 2015 at 20:51:06
Just a note about your rambling... It is best to state the issue in a short form in the title so people can easily decide if they might be qualified to help with the question but it is essential that you retype the question in full in the text with details and often supporting facts and a note about what you have already tried to resolve the issue. This way people who potentially might answer (people who are by the way, not being paid) will decide that your question deserves and answer and there is not the need for a game of twenty questions.
The thank you is of course always appreciated and those given up front are especially so.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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July 7, 2015 at 13:33:16
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Yet another variant, via the desktop. Right click a txt file > select "Open With". If Notepad++ is not showing in the list use Chose default program. Browse for the exe file for NotePad++ [not a lot different to #2 above].

If there are any other file types that you want to open with Notepad++ repeat the above for one of them [one does all].

Bear in mind that not all file types will be readable in Notepad or Notepad++ but text files will definitely do so.

Another way for simple questions is to search Google with your subject line. Bags of hits and you don't have to explain a thing, or bother folk who only do this in their spare time to try and help so don't appreciate way more than 100 characters of blabber.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 8, 2015 at 06:56:27
Point taken, so it's not some conspiracy targeting me specifically, then? The same people who sabotaged my keyboard so some of the keys don't work making typing a real p.i.t.a.?
You're probably right, thanks for taking the time to point that out, the Devil is in the detail then, I'll bear that in mind. Very impressed you do all this on a voluntary basis, by the way, I didn't really think about who would be on the receiving end of my ramblings and I would have altered my tone had I known, as an ex teacher I know what it's like to have people you're trying to help give you attitude in return although I had the extravagant teacher salary to take the edge off the injustice. Anyway, Fingers, you're a gentleman, keep an eye on your sanity, it was like the hair on my head for me, there one minute gone the next, I hope you fare better than I did......

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July 9, 2015 at 11:35:31
Thanks for all your help and I am sorry for appearing to be ungrateful, I wasn't thinking about who would receive my nonsense and my inability to use a PC , or even a simple website, shows I need all the help I can get so people who voluntarily offer their time and wisdom deserve respect. You certainly have mine, gratitude too, and be sure to know I have been put back in my place.

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#7
July 9, 2015 at 12:37:58
We all have bad days, forget it.

Am I right to assume you got your Notepad++ sorted?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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