Windows 10: Notepad needs to be developed.

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       21 Feb 2015 #21

    I agree that Notepad is a basic text editor, not a word processor. One doesn't want word processing formatting, some hidden, when working with programming or with basic HTML pages. Sometimes it's easier to pick out a small error in the HTML page versus in a graphical view as in the View Page in a browser.
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  2.    18 Aug 2015 #22

    Agree with most replies above - Notepad is a basic editor.


    In fact the new one, Notepad 8, seems to have problems opening 'large' files that my old notepad opens happily.

    My ModeS radio and Planeplotter software produces daily logs usually around 2Mb-3Mb of straight text files.
    Notepad 8 just quits after a short while most of the time or, if successful, is a case of dead slow and stop.
    Notepad on the other hand is quite happy opening a 10Mb file (Ok - It might take a bit before it opens)
    So my 'Open With' setting is reset to use the old one, which is fortunately still there.

    Note that I'm not editing fields or anything, usually just doing a 'find' to answer a Yahoo group or e-mail question. Any log files older than 3 days get deleted in my system
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  3.    01 Oct 2015 #23

    the only reason im looking for a new notepad is to have a newer feel or something a bit more metro/ modern

    calculator, calendar etc; all have been redesigned

    Best notepad apps - Windows 10 - Appy Ninja


    some 3rd party options that have a bit more gui:
    FluentNotepad
    Notepad Classic
    ModernNote
    Syncplify.me Notepad
    Notepad7
    Notepad8
    NOTEPAD RT
    Modern Notepad
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  4.    01 Oct 2015 #24

    Give it time. Windows 10 is a work in progress, and there's still parts that are on the to-do list.
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