Notepad3

Although the Windows operating system was updated significantly over the past years.  However, the default Windows Notepad has not been updated in 20 years. If you need a text editor for simple programming tasks, using the vanilla Windows Notepad just does not cut it. Enter Notepad3!

Therefore, we created Notepad3 with all the features that the default Windows Notepad currently lacks. Notepad3 is a fast and light-weight Scintilla-based text editor with syntax highlighting. It has a small memory footprint, but is powerful enough to handle most programming jobs.

Basic Notepad3 Features

Furthermore, Notepad3 has the following features: code folding, bracket matching, automatic indentation, word auto-completion, convert character encoding between various formats (ASCII, UTF-8, and UTF-16), newline format conversion (between DOS (CR/LF), Unix (LF), and Macintosh (CR) formats), multiple undo or redo, bookmarks, and regular expression-based find and replace.

Notepad3 Build 350 Screen

Supported Languages

Previously we mentioned that Notepad3 can handle almost any programming job and we are not lying. Just take a look at the list of supported programming languages below and spot your favorite.

It offers syntax highlighting support for ASP, assembly language, AutoHotkey, AutoIt3, AviSynth, Bash, BAT, C, C++, C#, CMake, CoffeeScript, Common Gateway Interface (CGI), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), DIFF, HTML, INF, INI, Inno Setup, Java, JavaScript, LaTeX, Lua, Markdown, NSIS, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Python, REG, Ruby, SQL, Tcl, Visual Basic (VB), VBScript, VHDL scripts, XHTML, XML, YAML, D Source Script, Go Source Script, JSON, Makefiles, MATLAB, Nim Source Code, Power Shell Script, Resource Script, Shell Script and improved support for NFO ANSI art.

Download Notepad3

Notepad3 comes in two flavors. A setup for installing it to your computer and optionally replacing the default Windows Notepad. And a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive. Just download which ever you prefer.

Download Notepad3_4.18.512.992_Setup.zip (73915 downloads)
Portable Notepad3_4.18.512.992.zip (29323 downloads)
Version 4.18.512.992
Updated May 12, 2018
File Size 2 MB
License Open Source
Requirements Windows® 7, 8 / 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit)

Download Notepad3 RC2

Download the latest Notepad3 Release Candidate below. Please test it thoroughly and report any bugs you find. Suggestions are also welcome. 😉

Download Notepad3_5.18.1106.1434_Setup.exe (815 downloads)
Portable Notepad3_5.18.1106.1434.zip (1002 downloads)
Version 5.18.1106.1434
Updated November 3, 2018
File Size 2 MB
License Open Source
Requirements Windows® 7, 8 / 8.1, 10 (32 and 64 bit)

Installing Notepad3

Simply download the installer above and run it to start the installation process. It supports replacing the default Windows Notepad using a clean, unobtrusive registry-based method, but can also be installed along-side Windows Notepad.

Recent Changes

Please go here to view the latest change-log.

Source Code

Browse the GitHub Repository.

Contributors

 

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214 thoughts on “Notepad3

  1. MS

    Bug: RC2 lost some scheme settings, the Notepad3.ini size reduces from 19KB to 5KB.

    Reply
  2. MS

    Bug: error to distinguish GB18030 encoding, Notepad3 costs some time and displays unreadable code.

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  3. PeLa

    Portable Notepad3 (64-bit) RC v5.18.1003.1309

    Minimize is not right, always everything is gone and empty.
    Always power instead of minimizing.

    Otherwise this program is very good! I just started to use it and I like it very much.

    Reply
  4. Martin

    Notepad3 (64-bit) RC v5.18.1003.1309

    Nothing happens when clicking on hyperlinks, not even right-click and “Open Hyperlink” works.

    Otherwise this program is very good! I just started to use it and I like it very much.

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  6. Azmin bin Arabi

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne… 🙂

    For your information, we already can downloaded the latest version of Complete Internet Repair from https://www.rizonesoft.com web site.

    Thank you so much… 🙂

    I want to write down comment in Complete Internet Repair page, but the comment is closed.

    Regards

    Reply
  7. PeLa

    Notepad3 (64-bit) RC v5.18.1003.1309
    Toolbar, after change does not save

    Reply
  8. qiuqiu

    RC5 Double-click the hyphenation is not accurate, double-click the selection will include punctuation, version: notepad3_5.18.1003.1309_x64.

    rc5双击断字不准确,双击选择时会包括标点符号,版本:Notepad3_5.18.1003.1309_x64。

    Reply
  9. Barry Smith

    aspx support incomplete. <asp: tag appears as unknown html tag, highlighted in yellow with a red font.
    This makes reading of aspx files difficult.

    Reply
  10. Azmin bin Arabi

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne… 🙂

    Just want to inform you that we are trying to download the latest version of Complete Internet Repair but failed.

    When we click the link, it always go to front page.

    Regards

    Reply
  11. Wei zhang

    请原谅,我不善于使用英文。
    建议:
    1、增加中文版本,且便捷的替换Windows系统自带的记事本;
    2、监视系统剪切板,自动将剪切板中内容复制到Notepad3中。

    Please forgive me, I am not good at using English.
    Suggest:
    1. Add Chinese version, and conveniently replace the notebook that comes with the Windows system;
    2. Monitor the system clipboard and automatically copy the contents of the clipboard to Notepad3.

    Reply
    1. Rainer Kottenhoff

      RC 5.18.1003.1309:
      – Chinese version ( zh-CN) available
      – Monitoring Clipboard: start with cmd-line option “/b” (Notepad3.exe /b)

      Reply
    2. MS

      替换Windows系统自带的记事本很简单,一行命令即可:
      reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe” /v “Debugger” /d “\”%~dp0notepad3.exe\” /z” /f

      Reply
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    1. Rainer Kottenhoff

      You don’t like:
      – automatically checking for updates ?
      – manually checking for updated ?
      – using programs with web connection capabilities to check for updates then self ?
      – delegating web update check to website (home page) to see if updates available
      (no own web connection)?
      – checking for updates in general ???

      Reply
      1. MS

        Automatically checking for updates usually causes the interface or operations hobble. Please do not check for updates automatically.

        Reply
  13. ms

    Improving the speed for large file, please!
    It is difficult to scroll to the end of a large file (above 10MB). why?

    Reply
      1. MS

        I know this. I mean that after I press “Ctrl+End”, it still cost long time to the end.

        Reply
  14. JaclPots

    Can Notepad3 do case conversion (\l, \u, \L, \U, \f or \i) via regex? Thanks.

    Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      Hi thriken.
      if you are using GitHub, i can prepare a Resource-File-Project for the language you want to provide.
      If you can’t use GitHub, we can exchange the .rc files and I can integrate (pull request) it into Notepad3.
      The languages, which are already available are:
      af-ZA de-DE es-ES en-GB fr-FR ja-JP nl-NL zh-CN (en-US internal).
      Please let me know, which language you like to translate to.

      Reply
  15. AstroTime

    Great job! but i had to search elsewhere to find out that Notepad2 &3 allow the Column mode by Ctrl+Alt+Mouse…

    Reply
  16. maboroshin

    To the developer.
    Thank you for taking over of this interesting project. I’d like to report a simple bug in Japanese (probably in Chinese too). Should I write in Github? I have an account.

    Reply
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  18. Azmin

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne,

    Thank you for the upgrade of Notepad3 version 3 to 4. There are lot of new features, changes, enhancements and fixes.

    Just want to ask, why you removed the wyUpdate features from Notepad3?

    Reply
    1. Derick Payne Post author

      The wyUpdate on the server side broke. I researched the issue and found that the only solution is to run the update over an insecure http connection. This requires me to allow http connections to Rizonesoft.com and this is not desirable. Furthermore, I found that wyUpdate is dependent on .NET framework and this is not ideal. However, I am working on an administration tool that will be used to check for updates.

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      1. Azmin

        Thank you for your explanation and information. I hope you will continue to make all Rizonesoft product… 🙂

        Reply
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  20. Stephan

    Is the sudden jump to version from RC 3.18 to version 4.18 intentional or a typo?

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  21. Username

    Would it be able to change the view of nfo files (ascii art) back to the way it worked in notepad2-mod? All the lines have these little horizontal spaces between while in notepad2-mod, nfo files were rendering correctly (like in any other good nfo viewer). Also the anti-alaising setting is a bit too high for my taste. The best option would be a button to change between rendered and not rendered ascii art.

    Here’s a screenshot of what I mean:
    http://fs5.directupload.net/images/180502/uulccy7e.png

    Ps.: Yes, I translated notepad2-mod into german language for my own purpose cause after I wanted to share it with others, the np2-mod developer called me a stupid a**hole and prohibited any modification of “his” work – even if it’s just the ui language.

    Greetings

    Reply
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  23. Peter Busch

    I remember the Question of LTK:
    Is there a plan to support changing the interface language of Notepad3?

    Regards

    Reply
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  28. Azmin

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne…

    Thank you for the automatic update features.

    I just want to ask, can Notepad3 automatically detect new updates without we run ‘wyUpdate’ manually?

    Reply
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  30. coch

    Thanks for this, just discovered Notepad3, and switched from Notepad2 Mod.
    Noticed one minor issue though, the “eolfilled” parameter has no effect for the “Registry files” scheme.Registry files look the same with our without the “eolfilled” argument.
    Not sure if other schemes are also affected, I didn’t test them all, but “eolfilled” does work for batch files though.

    This was working in Notepad2-mod for registry files.

    Reply
      1. hpwamr

        Hello coch,
        The first short answer is: “Works as expected”, but if you follow the links above, you will see that the complete answer is much more nuanced !

        Reply
        1. coch

          Thanks a lot, much appreciated, and as a bonus I got to learn a little about the functioning of Notepad3 (I had no idea what a lexer was before reading the github). That said, I really like the enhanced “lexer” for the registry editor. I understand a workaround would be to use configuration files like it was in Notepad2-mod to get the eolfilled functionality back, but I would lose the other registry files-specific enhancements, which I really like (especially the “GUID” formatting to make it easier to spot those in registry files). Now my only issue is deciding which of the two choices I like best considering advantages and limitations of each one 🙂

          Thanks again!

          Reply
      1. coch

        Hi,
        Thanks for replying to me, and I will be reading on development on https://github.com/rizonesoft/Notepad3/issues/359
        I tested the new versions 3.18.216.891 and 3.18.216.892 and did have any visible problems with them, although the “eolfilled” parameter only appears to be enabled for “Added Keys”, is that right?
        I’d be interested in “eolfilled” also be enabled for Comments in registry files, unless that causes issues. You bring a good point in https://github.com/rizonesoft/Notepad3/issues/359 about registry files having comments right after Added Keys, and not sure how this would be dealt with (in Notepad2-mod, using the Configuration files lexer the “Added Keys” eolfilled argument would prevail when adding a comment on the same line).

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        1. hpwamr

          Dear cock,
          Kindly, I advise you to post directly to “https://github.com/rizonesoft/Notepad3/issues” your future wishes or comments about Notepad3.

          Reply
          1. coch

            Will do, thanks. (Couldn’t remember my github login info, but I just created a new account right now).

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  32. Azmin

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne…

    Is there any version of Notepad3_x_3.18.113.828.exe that replace Notepad to download…?

    Reply
      1. Azmin

        Thank you so much for your information. 🙂

        It’s good when Notepad3 had a integration installer that replace Notepad.

        Reply
  33. sss

    I tried using Notepad3 and quickly found that clear-button in toolbar doesn’t work reliably. I have to copy text before the clear-button is enabled and can be used after selecting text. Is this program recommended as a stable alternative to Notepad2?

    Reply
    1. craigo-

      Are you referring to the ‘Cut’ toolbar icon? I’m not currently able to reproduce your issue…Please try the latest release and let us know if you still have a problem.

      Reply
  34. Jay

    Could you please add “Favorites” to the top menu, along with view, settings, help, etc. It would be so much quicker and easier to get to. Similar to that found in “Win32pad”. Wonderful program BTW!

    Reply
    1. craigo-

      Favorites icons are present in Notepad3’s default as-shipped toolbar. You can add and remove toolbar buttons to how you want by clicking ‘Settings’ -> ‘Customize Toolbar…’

      Reply
  35. LTK

    Is there a plan to support changing the interface language of Notepad 3?

    Reply
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  38. Alex

    Hello there.
    Been using Notepad2-mod for many years, no prob. Decided to try Notepad3 this September (or August). Very similar to Notepad2, all was working great. Til I decided to update it a few days ago. While i’m not 100% sure this wasn’t happening with the older, “September” version, too, but now i started to notice flashing lines. Will try to explain: take a wall of text without spaces so you can see it more clearly, and then just look at the window: you will see random lines flashing (and the bottom bar, i.e. Ln, Col, size, etc…), every 2-3 seconds or so. It much much worse when you try to select part of that text – all lines will flash like crazy (and bottom bar too)!! Back to Notepad2-mod, where only bottom toolbar will, sometimes, flash. Default config in both cases by the way. Hope you can solve it soon 🙂
    Keep it up.

    Reply
    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      We are aware of the bug. We recently introduced an experimental ‘hyperlink hotspot’ feature that caused a few issues. But this is expected with any new feature. I apologize for not testing it properly before releasing. However, you can expect a new version on the 23rd with most if not all the bugs sorted out. Thank you for your support. 🙂

      Reply
      1. Alex

        Many thanks for so fast reply 😀
        Yes, that’s what i thought initially – must be some sort of new option/function and it doesn’t work as expected. Good luck on solving that stuff 😉 (if not, would be great to have some sort of “on/off” option for it, for those who need that, just my 2 cents)

        Best wishes.

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        1. craigo-

          This behaviour was dramatically improved starting with release 3.17.1228.783, and continued improving until the latest release (3.18.131.862) – I suggest you try it. And keep watching this space, we are still busy working on the Hyperlink Hotspot feature behind the scenes to make it even better.

          Reply
  39. smaragdus

    Many many thanks to Rizonesoft for Hyperlink Hotspots’- this was what I missed, excellent work! Now I can use Notepad3 as default text editor! Thank you so much! Regards.

    Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      Not like Notepad++, but you can change the colors of existing syntax schemes:
      Menu: View->Customize Schemes…

      Reply
  40. Azmin

    Where can I download Notepad3_x_3.17.1202.715.exe for replacing Windows Notepad? Thank you. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      I will upload it this evening. Was looking for a better method to replace the Windows Notepad, but will upload the old one for now.

      Reply
        1. Rizonesoft Post author

          Sorry for not uploading the replace Windows Notepad build last night. Please be patient for one more day.

          Reply
  41. Pavel Trka

    Hi! Is there any changelog or history available ? Notepad3 looks great but I’m kind of unsettled when I don’t know what changed in new version I’m about to install. There is nothing here if I’m not overlooking something and Releases page on gihub seems not up-to-date. Thanks.

    Reply
      1. Winter Solstice

        Dear Mr. Rizonesoft,
        There is no changes.txt file in either zip file in the portable package. FYI.
        Thank you for your work!

        Reply
      2. Pavel Trka

        Thanks, I know that’s additional work and but wouldn’t be possible to keep Github releases page up to date ? I’m installing installer version and prefererably through https://chocolatey.org/ so it’s very cumbersome to download portable version only to look at history 😉

        Reply
        1. Rizonesoft Post author

          Sure thing. I was planning on keeping the GitHub release page up-to-date from now on. 🙂 Busy working on procedures to help me work more efficiently.

          Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      For your monitor and clear-type font setup it maybe better to switch off Scintillas new Direct Write technology. You can do this within NP3’s settings file, section [Settings2] set SciDirectWriteTech=0.
      You may also change FontQuality ([Settings2] SciFontQuality=0-3, 3 is optimized for LED screens).

      Reply
      1. Notepa3User

        Thanks @RaiKoHoff
        adding the line “SciDirectWriteTech=0” to my settings file, fixed the issue.
        SciFontQuality didn’t have any effect.

        Reply
        1. RaiKoHoff

          Starting with Notepad3 RC v5.18.mmdd.bbbb, you can switch rendering mode by menu.

          Reply
  42. Azmin

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne… ????

    Just want to inform that the latest version you put on download menu was Notepad3 2.17.1016.632 updated on November 21, 2017. But when we downloaded the file was Notepad3_2.17.1023.632.exe

    Regards

    Reply
  43. Azmin

    Rizonesoft new graphical user interface website is more beautiful, good look and nice… 🙂

    Reply
  44. kendo joe

    Thank you for continuing notepad2.

    Request: The new toolbar, can it be made slimmer like the old notepad2 / notepad2-mod? It saves vertical screen real estate.

    Issue: Flo’s original notepad2 x64 version receives drag and drop file from 32 bit apps (such as xyplorer) with no problems. Notepad3 x64 is not able to do so successfully.

    Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      If you have a screen resolution higher than HD, the HighDPI toolbar is used.
      You can use the .ini configuration to define the screen resolution, where the bigger HighDPI toolbar should be used: Section [Windows] for example 2560×1440 HighDpiToolBar=0 will switch back to good old small toolbar.

      Reply
      1. RaiKoHoff

        Starting with Notepad3 RC v5.18.mmdd.bbbb, drag n’ drop 32-bit to Notepad3 x64 should work again.

        Reply
  45. ReDeX

    Good morning, with the latest release (2.17.1023.632) the font rendering is much worse than before, can you fix it?
    Thanx.

    Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      For your monitor and clear-type font setup it maybe better to switch off Scintillas new Direct Write technology. You can do this within NP3’s settings file, section [Settings2] set SciDirectWriteTech=0.
      You may also change FontQuality ([Settings2] SciFontQuality=0-3, 3 is optimized for LED screens).

      Reply
  46. Azmin

    Dear Mr. Derick Payne… ????

    Can you upload Notepad3_x_2.0.2.450 installer that support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003?

    Reply
      1. Azmin

        Thank you very much for your effort and information… 🙂

        May God bless you and your family… 🙂

        Reply
  47. Jorge

    What about multilingual UI?
    Currently Notepad3 is only available in english. Any chance of adding more languages, like spanish, german, french, etc?

    Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      Starting with Notepad3 RC v5.18.mmdd.bbbb: now we are multi-lingual.

      Reply
  48. Stefan
    New scheme (user defined) to be addedHi, I want to add a new scheme for .batch files. How does it work ? Regards Stefan
    Reply
  49. Name
    Wrong EncodingsEver since v.468 (I think), opened text files are filled with nonsense (xE3, xBA, � etc) instead of diacritics, no matter the encoding.
    Reply
    1. Name

      A setting reset selected with the new update solved my problem.
      Sorry for the lousy one star – this tool is awesome!

      Reply
  50. yangdinglou

    It was the first time that I used Notepad3. I heard that it’s a good editor, but…maybe because of my poor English, I don’t know how to make something like”gcc -0 …” be a shortcut. I know that notepad++ can use plugin to make it. Could you please help me? And also…is there any tutorial of this software?

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  51. Retalv

    With Notepad3 just installed and without any change to the configuration file, I entered the 12345678901234567890 string, then Enter and a string of pure ASCI characters of equal length, beat so many Enter until you reach line 7, select line 1 with click on line number and CTRL-C, move pointer to line 6 with click on the line number and paste with CTRL-V.
    As a result I got the warning “Switching the file encoding from one encoding to another can replace unsupported text with default characters and the undo …”
    The error (?!) Is repeatable indefinitely.
    Forgive my bad English.

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  52. Azmin
    Best review.Sir. Just want to inform that the latest version of Notepad3 is not working on Windows xp and Windows Server 2003.
    Reply
      1. Azmin

        Thank you very much for information. I hope Rizonesoft will continue support for Windows XP (Notepad3).

        Reply
      2. RaiKoHoff

        … “”We will be working on a Windows XP version soon!”
        Then there should be a separate WinXP GitHub branch, just for important bugfixes … ????
        Dropping WinXp support has been around 30th of August, it will be a lot of pain to cherry pick and merge important fixes only … ????

        Reply
    1. Adam Plocher

      Windows XP and 2003 are both 14+ years old (XP was released in 2001!). Microsoft hasn’t supported it for years. There’s really no excuse for being on it still. My opinion: If you like a stale OS, then you’re gonna have to stick with stale software. Notepad2 should work just fine for you :). I would recommend upgrading your OS, because you’re going to find a lot of stuff that doesn’t work with it!

      Reply
  53. Spsp1981

    I just moved from Notepad2-Mod to your app a few minutes ago so I’m still yet to discover the improvements. But after I few seconds I came to the 1st problem… Favorites do not show up in the list… I’ve set the favorites folder in three different ways in the settings file:
    1) =%CSIDL:MYDOCUMENTS%\Notepad3
    2) =%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Notepad3
    3) =C:\Users\\Documents\Notepad3
    Even thought, they all work to add new shortcuts… In neither of them the shortcuts appear in the list of documents for opening. Also, the first 3 or 4 times I’ve tried changing the path to Favorites via the “Click here to specify the directory… etc” and the app crashed, just after a used the full qualified path manually editing the config file it started to work (I noticed that even though the full path solved the crash problem, the program automatically used the 1st option as it’s default, and now it works no matter which option you use, that’s weird).

    Reply
    1. RaiKoHoff

      Hi,
      Notepad3.ini (section [Settings]): Favorites=%CSIDL:MYDOCUMENTS%\NP3\Favorites (for example)
      works as designed (in my environment).
      Please create an issue at: https://github.com/rizonesoft/Notepad3/issues
      and provide some more information (OS version, i.e. Win7 Prof. 64-bit, configuration Notepad3.ini, and add a more detailed description).
      Did anyone else has the same problem(s)?

      Reply
      1. RaiKoHoff

        I was able to reproduce the problem and fixed it with PR #132 (will be available in upcoming release (>610)

        Reply
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  55. teknowledgist
    Thanks for continuing improvements to this OSS project. I can see a full version in the "version.ini" file on GitHub, but does that version always match the binary offered (with the "release" number only) on this page? Could you include the full version string on this page? Alternatively, could you keep the "latest release" on GitHub up-to-date?
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  56. Jupe

    Hi, thanks for your work on Notepad3 it’s greatly appreciated, I just would like to bring up an issue I hope you can fix, I use XYplorer (which is built in VB so unfortunately it will always be 32bit) and when I try and drag-n-drop a file onto Notepad3 x64 I get an error where it says it cannot find the file and the filename is in Asian characters, although drag-n-drop works correctly when running x32 version of Notepad3, this problem has been around in Notepad2 always too, but I was hoping you could fix it since you are continuing the development so that I can run the x64 version of Notepad3 and be able to drag-n-drop from XYplorer. My OS is Windows 10 x64.

    Here is a screenshot of the error:
    http://i63.tinypic.com/4qg8as.png

    Here are some links with more information from other people also experiencing the issue.
    https://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12524
    https://github.com/XhmikosR/notepad2-mod/issues/61

    Reply
      1. Melchior

        yeah NP3 doesn’t need that feature… if you need TABS then Notepad++ is the PROGRAM you want!
        I use both lol ;p ;p ;p

        Reply
  57. smaragdus

    The bigger toolbar buttons forced me to revert to version 1.0.2.392. The user should be able to choose between bigger and smaller toolbar buttons.

    Reply
    1. Krzysztof

      I agree. The smaller ones were better for desktop computers.

      Reply
  58. Jupe

    First off I would like to say thanks for continuing the development of Notepad2 and I love the new toolbar button size its great and a welcome change.

    I am having a problem with the line comment toggle which I usually access by the Ctrl+Q shortcut key but is also available under Edit Menu | Special | Toggle Line Comment, but the menu item is always unavailable and the shortcut key doesn’t work either, although if I try the same file in Notepad2 it works flawlessly, so could you please look into fixing this because I regularly use this feature in Notepad2 so its stopping me migrating.

    Reply
  59. morty

    Love notepad 3, two minor irritations drove me to grab the source and make some tweaks:

    1:
    The settings/checksboxes in “Find text” are not remembered between sessions. I almost always used regex searches, and checking the box every time I run the app became irritating. So I added code to save & restore those checkbox states…

    added to SaveSettings():
    IniSectionSetInt(pIniSection, L”fuFlags”, efrData.fuFlags);
    IniSectionSetInt(pIniSection, L”IDC_FINDTRANSFORMBS”, efrData.bTransformBS);
    IniSectionSetInt(pIniSection, L”IDC_WILDCARDSEARCH”, efrData.bWildcardSearch);
    IniSectionSetInt(pIniSection, L”IDC_NOWRAP”, efrData.bNoFindWrap );

    added to LoadSettings():
    efrData.fuFlags |= IniSectionGetInt(pIniSection, L”fuFlags”, 0);
    efrData.bTransformBS = IniSectionGetInt(pIniSection, L”IDC_FINDTRANSFORMBS”, 0);
    efrData.bWildcardSearch= IniSectionGetInt(pIniSection, L”IDC_WILDCARDSEARCH”, 0);
    efrData.bNoFindWrap = IniSectionGetInt(pIniSection, L”IDC_NOWRAP”, 0);

    2:
    Space characters in regular expression searches were not matching correctly.
    eg: if the text was “the quick brown fox”, then a search for “quick brown” would return no matches in regex mode.

    Using the special character class “[[:space:]]” would return a match, that is, a search for “quick[[:space:]]brown” returns the correct match.

    So I fixed this in the function “long Document::FindText…” in Document.cxx by replacing all space charters in the search string with “[[:space:]]” just before it returns “return regex->FindText…”

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  60. Mr Buddha

    So is this project abandoned, after just a few months of existence? I was so glad to learn that someone picked up Notepad2 development again, but now it seems to have been ceased again. There are known bugs (like the broken “strip trailing blanks” functionality) which haven’t been addressed for quite some time, and also the activities on Github are sparsely…

    And open and honest word would be enough: do we need to look for another editor which is still maintained? Or are you planning to continue caring about Notepad3? Thanks for a statement!

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      1. Mr Buddha

        Ah, thanks for the reply and the explanation! Sorry for the harsh tone – that was based on past bad experience with the “Notepad2 mod” author who wouldn’t accept bug reports as some other kind of user contribution, only actual patches (which I cannot provide). I was afraid to learn that Notepad3 has been abandoned and wouldn’t be an alternative anymore.

        So I’m glad to hear that Notepad3 is alive and there will be future releases! For the time being I wouldn’t have problems with unsigned software…

        Thanks for your project and your continuation of that little Notepad gem!

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  61. Putra

    Can you make the the button and icon in toolbar to be bigger? In HiDPI display, the buttons are really small.

    Is there an option for column mode editing or am I missing that? If its not exist yet, can you add column mode editing.

    Thank you so much.

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  62. ruoaa

    It`s sad it doesn`t support Arabic it only gives ???????????? instead of Arabic letters i hope you add more languages soon or at least use UTF-8 encoding

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  63. El Kabongo

    Houston, we have a problem.

    In “Find Text” dialog (or “Replace Text” and Regular expression search box ticked), I can´t “Find Previous” this string

    (\d\d)\s\1

    on this text (for example):

    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
    03 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

    but, “Find Next” is working.

    In Notepad2 and Notepad2BE works fine.

    Can you fix this? Thanks in advance.

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    1. RaiKoHoff

      Hi El Kabongo;
      you are right, wrong “find mode” is used for previous find
      (Mode “Left2Right” uses search pattern left-to-right interpretation from text end to text start,
      which needed in your (for Find previous) a new pattern “\1(\d\d)\s”.
      This is not inteded and will be fixed in upcoming release builds (.492+).
      Please report these issues on GitHub, you will get a response sooner 😉

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  64. RafaelE

    Hello,

    I just came to know your Notepad3 and like it a lot. It has some enhancements over the NP2 that I find very usefull.

    However I have to comment that whenever I use replace of text using regular expressions the programm hangs and I have to kill the process.

    I’m using Windows 10 running over Intel Core i7 with 12 GB in RAM.

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    1. RafaelE

      Just to make it clear, I’m trying to do a replace end of “$” line with “,”

      I’ve done some other simple regular expression replacements without major problems.

      Reply
      1. RaPeHoff

        Hi,
        switch on the View->Show Line Endings and use the “Find Next” and “Replace” buttons within the RegEx-Replace dialog to see the single steps:
        “$” refers to the end of the line (just before the CR/LF characters). Replacing it with a character (e.g. a “,”) will put the “,” at the end of the line and move the “$” reference just behind that. Find next “$” is already the current position, inserting the “,” again, moving the eol-reference, chaching you in an infinite (the memory will limit this) loop.

        I think: you want to replace the line-break characters “\r\n” (Windows: CR LF) with a “,” – try this.

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        1. RafaelE

          Hi,

          Thank you for your comment.

          To clarify, I’m not trying to change the “\r\n” or the “\n”. I just want to add a “,” and the end of the line. My issue comes from using “replace all” since I’m doing a replacement of only EOF ($) on both Unix and DOS/Windows files.

          If I try to change any character before EOL (e.g. “-$” or “~$”) and press “Replace All” button, the process run OK.

          If I try to change ONLY the EOF (e.g. “$”) and press Replace All button, the editor hangs

          If I use “Find Next + Replace” buttons the only EOF being changed is the current line (where the cursor is), never goes to the next line to make the change.

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          1. RaPeHoff

            Hey,
            you can not replace the “meta character”($) it will still exists after replacement.
            If you replace “~$” by “,” that is ‘replacing all “~” at line-ends by “,” – the line-end still exists.
            If you try to replace “$” by “,” that is replacing the empty char at the line-end by “,”.
            But the “$” (and the empty-char before) is not replaced, satisfying the next find of the _same_ line-ending (“$”) – so repace-all will catch you in an “infinite” loop then.

            Try to replace “\r\n” by “,\r\n” (resp. “\n” by “,\n”) – this will “add” a “,” at the end of each line.

    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      Sorry about this. I fixed it and it is working on Windows XP now. Will have the new release up in a few hours. 🙂

      Reply
  65. Mr Buddha

    The most recent version (386) broke the ALT+W shortcut (“Strip Trailing Blanks”). Trailing tabs are not removed anymore, but in my opinion they should be covered by that as well (as it was the case in Notepad2 and in Notepad3 until version 350). Thanks for reverting that change, or making it an option otherwise!

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  66. GStathops

    Also please can you make in text hyperlinks and e-mail adresses clickable?
    Thank you

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  67. adkurz

    Please label the two Input fields in the encryption dialog for Screen Readers like in the search and replace dialog.

    Reply
    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      I’ll make the changes and it will be available in the next update.

      Reply
  68. 1NDecent

    Hi,

    Is it just me, or the “Notepad3 Setup – Build 350 (64 and 32 Bit)” links to a corrupted file. I did it three times already. Here are the checksums:

    File: Notepad3-1.0.2.350.exe
    CRC-32: c879cc1e
    MD4: dcf41419d06448deae39da500e48c4db
    MD5: 350cb591fb4ae63b0db861fb1965e80e
    SHA-1: d42044c8514ede021779cb913010099d939ca5a3

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    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      Ok, The link has been fixed. Please let me know if it works. 🙂

      Reply
  69. Carlos

    Hi, i like see an more updated notepad2, heh notepad3 is a good name choise 🙂
    I wish see really new features on it, (without make this bloated ofcourse heh)
    * Translations support.
    * Tabbed MDI (multiple document interface), PMDI (pseudo multi-window interface) modes
    An example with this features is AkelPad https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AkelPad

    i don’t understand why if notepad2 is using scintilla not have this features while scite and others scintilla based if.

    Regards.

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  70. Si Hammer

    How do you do?
    I’m quite happy with it, Notepad3 that is, + it seems to me you’ve got your work cut out with all the “it hasn’t got this, it hasn’t got that” from seemingly all angles. So, I ask nothing of you, make no request or appeal + am happy to make do with what there is, it could be a generation thing? When I were a lad……………………

    Reply
      1. rachman

        Seems he talked about tabbed interface, like Notepad++

        Reply
        1. Rizonesoft Post author

          Thanks. We will not be working on tabbed interface soon. But maybe later.

          Reply
  71. Dieter

    Hi,
    I’m using dark colors: Default Style=font:Lucida Console; size:10; fore:#FFFFFF; back:#333333

    It would be very nice to have an option to set the color for the cursor too in the Notepad3.ini.

    Thanks in advance

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  72. Yuuta

    Would you please update it with larger icon in toolbar? I’m using 125 scaling so in HiDPI res (mine 1080p) the toolbar is quite small. Perhaps also with minimal/material design, monochrome icon (like in Android, iOS app, Microsoft Edge, etc).

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  73. webfork

    Where’s the source code posted? Also could you setup a Github (or similar) site for this? I think that would make it a bit easier to track issues.

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  74. George

    Hello,
    I just came across the notepad3 through a post I saw on the notpad2-mod website.

    One thing I really appreciate here over the notepad2-mod is that changes to new versions are listed 🙂

    Have been using notepad2 and the -mod for years now, but have always missed out on couple of features I had with Emeditor (before it became paid software and bulky). Not sure you would find this useful enough to take a look, but would help me and maybe others if you could consider these:

    This Emeditor that I had, had this one feature I value a lot. As with notepad3, when I search for a text within the file, it, highlights all instances of that word and the cursor moves to the first found instance. On pressing F3 or Find next, it still keeps everything highlighted but moves to the next instance. The Status bar gives information of the number of found items. The advantage is that even without pressing F3 or Find next, the user can just scroll down and see all highlighted items. A menu command allows to remove highlights.

    Also, would it be possible to highlight and make clickable all urls and email addresses.

    Emeditor has got this small but very useful thing. If a file has already been saved, the Save button icon and option under file are not clickable and are greyed out.

    Would really like to know if you think they are useful and possibly implementable.

    Thanks,

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    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      Just give me a week max to work on this. Check back next week for an update.

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  75. war59312

    Compared to Notepad2-mod

    Missing questions marks on search and replace windows. Questions marks give all the options for both Regular expression search and Transform backslashes.

    Wildcard search is missing completely.

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  76. Bob Smith

    One item I wish Notepad2 had, and now Notepad3, …is a ‘Select All’ toolbar button.
    Not exactly a show stopper without it, just an added convenience if it was available.

    Also wondering since I presently have Notepad2 installed as my Windows notepad replacement,
    do I need to uninstall it first, then install Notepad3 as the Windows notepad replacement, or can
    I just run the Notepad3 setup exe with the install taking care of making it the system default Notepad?

    Thank You Sir.

    Reply
    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      Better to uninstall Notepad2 before installing Notepad3 because it uses another method for replacing the Windows Notepad. Try Edit -> Select All!

      Reply
  77. SHJordan

    Getting this error while opening the file… I tried downloading it with and without IDM.

    Reply
    1. Rizonesoft Post author

      Ok, its fixed. There was a problem in my download system when downloading exes. I created a zip file with the exe in it. Let me know if its working for you now please.

      Reply