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Windows 7: Freeware Text Editors

30 May 2010   #1
Torongo

Windows 7
 
 
Freeware Text Editors

What are the best free text editors that you know of? I'm looking for something besides wordpad right now, and it would be perfect if it was skinnable. =)

Thanks.

~Joshua~



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30 May 2010   #2
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Try Edit Pad Lite,

I have been using it for years and would not change

EditPad Lite - Free Text Editor for Windows

Hope this helps
Richard
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30 May 2010   #3
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Notepad++, the best I've known...

zzz2496
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30 May 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Notepad++, the best I've known...

zzz2496

That's all that I use.
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30 May 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Torongo View Post
What are the best free text editors that you know of? I'm looking for something besides wordpad right now, and it would be perfect if it was skinnable. =)

Thanks.

~Joshua~
Have you tried the Wordpad in Win 7. Terrific improvement of xp or vista Wordpad.
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31 May 2010   #6
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Torongo View Post
What are the best free text editors that you know of? I'm looking for something besides wordpad right now, and it would be perfect if it was skinnable. =)

Thanks.

~Joshua~
flo's freeware - Notepad2

That one even has a tut on making it the default notepad which works very well. In other words, If you use Edit with or View with Notepad it will open it up in Notepad2. It uses the same approach that Process Explorer and others do for replacing Task Manager. The replacement allows for jumplist when pinned to the taskbar.
Notepad2 ― Replacing Windows Notepad
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31 May 2010   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Depends what features you want. For plain text I use EditPad Lite. For html programming PsPad. For AutoHotkey and AutoIt3 programming, Scite specialized editors.

I hate ribbons so instead of Wordpad on Win7 I use Atlantis Nova.
If you want built in spell checking that can also narrow it down. PsPad has it.
Or you can use an external spell check that uses the clipboard like ASpell and derivatives.
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31 May 2010   #8
Torongo

Windows 7
 
 

Wordpad is great, and I would use it if I could just skin it...

Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate it. I don't see anything skinnable though. =/ It doesn't even have to be skinabble, just so I can change the color. I do a lot of text editing, so I'd like it to match my theme partially.

~Joshua~
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31 May 2010   #9
seag33k

Win7
 
 

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31 May 2010   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Google of "skinable text editor" got this hit. Don't know how good it is. Never heard of it before:

Download Art Note Pad KS 01 Free - Art Notepad KS-01 is a skinable text editor
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