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Windows 7: Notepad: Where did my text go?

24 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you can also click taskbar icon with your middle-mouse button (scroll wheel) if you have one to open a new instance.
I had to rep that one. Awesome. Anything that eliminates ANY effort on my part is welcome. Great tip.

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24 Jan 2011   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

thanks DV - it's one of my favourites
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24 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7; 64 bit

Yes, understood now. Right-click on the an open Notepad will bring up the Notepad Icon(gives fresh Notepad page) and a list of all recent Notepad items. Also, can brings up a fresh Notepad from the center wheel of my mouse. All very cool! I also pinned Notepad to my start menu after going after it in the belly of Windows 7. Not sure why it wasn't pinned in start menu from the beginning? but has always been pinned to my taskbar?

With this good information on how to use Notepad, it still wouldn't be considered a 'tabbed' interface? Thanks for all your help on this.
You all really, really ((((((ROCK))))))!

PS. Wish there was a way to rename this thread so it helps others directly with this Notepad problem here. Notepad: How to use many instances of Notepad at once.
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24 Jan 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

all these things just don't apply to notepad...
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29 Jan 2012   #15

windows7 home Premium 64 bit
I finally got an answer to my notepad problem. Yeah

I am not computer literate. I use technology that is simple that doesn't have all the techy features because I don't understand the jargon.

I got a new Win.7 laptop. Before when I was researching a topic I would cut & paste the data into a notepad & minimize it & continue doing that. Sometimes I would have 7 or 8 notepads minimized in my taskbar.

When I changed to a new Win 7 laptop I tried to do that but I couldn't open & minimize multiple Notpads. I thought it was Firefox doing an update that changed everything. I asked on FF Forums but no one had the answer to my dilemma. They tried to help me but I was asking the wrong question.

I realized it might have started when I got the new laptop & the problem maybe started with Wind.7.
When I asked the question on Google I was brought to this post. Halleluyqh!!!

I finally had my answer & it was so simple! Right click on the Notepad icon. I had
moved it to my taskbar from the Start menu when I got the new comp. I did read here that there was a more advanced version of Notepad that will let you close the comp. & they will not disappear.

If anyone reads this & can tell me if that program can be used simply with out a lot of settings, changes etc. I would be so grateful.

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29 Jan 2012   #16

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Have you investigated WordPad, also included with Windows?
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30 Jan 2012   #17

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Or, if you do any kind of coding or looking at html or xml files, download Notepad++. Awesome multi-document notepad with syntax highlighting and proper windows/unix line ending handling etc...
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