How to disable zoom in windows notepad?

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  1. Posts : 75
    Windows 10
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       #11

    Breeeeeeeeeeeeee I love you, you helped me do this with MS Paint :) :) :)

    This - MS Paint - inaccurate pixel management problem after May '19 update

    This - Can I backup MS Paint?

    And it worked. I did yesterday and I was so happy :)

    Now I have the old Paint working, and even made it so that if I right-click on an image and click "Edit," the old Paint opens. Perfect :)

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    Okay, trying it for notepad now. Will report back shortly.

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    Bree said:
    That I can help you with. There are two files you need to copy, C:\Windows\Notepad.exe is one of them. The other is Notepad.exe.mui and you will find it in a sub-folder of C:\Windows. The name of the sub-folder to look for depends on the install language of your Windows. For my UK English install it is C:\Windows\en-GB\Notepad.exe.mui.

    Copy these two files to a folder of your choice on your other PC. Do NOT replace the copies in C:\Windows or they'll likely get repaired/removed later by an update or a windows repair. I would suggest you make an 'OldApps' folder in C:\Program Files. Put the .exe in the OldApps folder, and the .mui in a sub-folder with the same language name it had on the old PC. Putting it in another folder not only protects it from being lost at the next upgrade, it also means you can still run the current Notepad whenever you need, in fact you can run both at the same time if you wish.

    Here I have the 1803 Notepad running on a 19041.329 2004 machine.

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    Okay. I did it, and it worked.

    Now, updates are not really a problem because I disable updates on all my machines. I don't like updates, they ruin things that work. But it doesn't matter in this case, because I don't care to remove notepad from the machine, I just want the notepad of my choice to work on it :)

    Okay, I have a new problem though. I tried setting the new notepad as default for opening text files, but they still open with old notepad.

    Any idea how to force all docs to open with the notepad I just moved? Maybe a registry edit or something?

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    Okay, in case no one replies, or it's not possible, or we just don't know the way to make it so that all text files on my machine open with this older notepad that I just moved, I have an acceptable compromise in mind.

    It's actually tied to a problem I had months ago, again related to text files. I wanted to find a way to be able to open 3 different text files and have them Not be grouped in the taskbar. I also wanted them to have different icons in the taskbar, so that I can tell them apart easily.

    I failed...

    But I found an acceptable solution. I used the native notepad for one of the text files. I downloaded "notepad2" and used it for the second text file (the one I use a bit less than the first one), and I downloaded "Ted notepad" and I used it for the third file (this one I use even less). That way I am able to open the 3 text files, each gets its own space in the taskbar, and each has a different icon.

    The way I did it for notepad2 and ted notepad was I created 2 dummy associations (file extension) in Windows, and then I made that associations be opened by default with notepad2 and ted notepad respectively. And then I edited the file file extension of the 2 text files, and it was solved.

    I guess I'll make another compromise now, and I'll create a shortcut for the notepad I just moved on the desktop, and use it for my main file. And I'll use notepad2 and ted notepad for the other 2 files. And for the rest of the text files on my machine, seeing as I don't use them very much, I'll just use the default notepad. If I don't use a text file very much then the zoom in notepad isn't really an issue.

    Ahh, windows...
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  2. Posts : 25,053
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    RealJustMe said:
    Okay, I have a new problem though. I tried setting the new notepad as default for opening text files, but they still open with old notepad.
    Any idea how to force all docs to open with the notepad I just moved?

    Yes. It's because both Notepads have the same name that Windows gets confused as to which to use. To solve that you'll need to rename both of the files you copied from the old PC.

    I have renamed both mine to OldNotepad.exe and OldNotepad.exe.mui, now I can set it as the default by using 'Open with > Choose another app > More apps > Look for another app on this PC' with the 'always use...' box ticked. That's Option Two in this tutorial.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10

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  3. Posts : 75
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Bree said:
    Yes. It's because both Notepads have the same name that Windows gets confused as to which to use. To solve that you'll need to rename both of the files you copied from the old PC.

    I have renamed both mine to OldNotepad.exe and OldNotepad.exe.mui, now I can set it as the default by using 'Open with > Choose another app > More apps > Look for another app on this PC' with the 'always use...' box ticked. That's Option Two in this tutorial.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10
    You are F*#$(*g AWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!! It worked! :)

    Yes, I'm so happy right now, you don't even know. Thank you so much :)
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  4. Posts : 25,053
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #14

    RealJustMe said:
    Yes, I'm so happy right now, you don't even know. Thank you so much :)
    I think I can imagine how happy you feel

    And I'm happy to have been able to help, it makes my day when I get thanks like yours
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  5. Posts : 75
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #15

    Bree said:
    I think I can imagine how happy you feel

    And I'm happy to have been able to help, it makes my day when I get thanks like yours
    Yes it's perfect. All works as expected :)

    Let me ask you though. Any idea how I can change the default icon for the notepad?

    I'm comparing my old lap top and new lap top. The icon that appears in the tasksbar remains the same on both (a blue-ish notebook). But the icon on all the text files when viewed in folders, on the old lap top it's white, but on the new lap top it's blue-ish.

    Any idea how to change the icon? I tried looking in right-click + properties on the notepad file I moved, but didn't find a way.
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