Notepad++ preferences on Windows 10
As far as text editors go, Notepad++ would have to be one of my favourites. In fact, it’s one of my everyday tools. Whether its programming, JSON payload inspection, or just taking notes in a meeting, Notepad++ is quick and simple. Here’s a quick start with some of my preferred settings:
My must-have plugins are JSTool and XML Tools.
Launch Notepad++. From the menu select Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager.
If there are updates available for Plugin Manager you may be prompted to install them. Go ahead and do that first. Notepad++ will probably need to restart.
The first time the Plugin Manager is launched it will take a moment to download the list of available plugins. When it’s loaded, scroll down and select the ones you want to install, for example:
After the install completes the plugins should be available under the Plugins menu (restart of Notepad++ may be required).
My prefered style is the Waher style.
Waher.xmland place into
- Launch Notepad++, then from the menu select Settings > Style Configurator.
From the Select theme drop-down select Waher.
Click Save & Close
From the top menu select Settings > Style Configurator…
Edit the User ext. field and enter the additional file extensions separated by a space, e.g.
js sol toml
Click Save & Close
Mardown Syntax highlighting
Since I work with Markdown a lot, I also like to import the Markdown Plus Plus user defined language.
xmlfile from https://github.com/Edditoria/markdown-plus-plus
Launch Notepad++ and from the top menu select Language > Define your language…
Click Import, then browse to the downloaded file and click OK
You should get a dialog saying *Import Successful.” Click OK
Enable Word Wrap
If you’re like me, you hate horizontal scrollbars, and will want to enable word wrap.
- From the menu select View > Word wrap.