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Windows 7: Notepad wordwrap ?bug? - double spacing

08 May 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

I know this is from 2011 but since I've had this problem since XP (that's 2001) or even before (Win98?) I must say this year being 2013 makes not much difference to me.

This problem has annoyed me for a long time, even more how most "Experts" have no clue about it even if it's so obvious to me, since every single time I use Notepad it happens.

It happens because every time I configure a new computer and open Notepad I just choose "Word wrap", that's because I just hate opening text files and having to scroll horizontally to read every single line. Or having to press Enter every time I want a new line when typing. I just press Enter when I want a new paragraph. I believe many people do the same.

I've even had text destroyed from this bug (scrambled source code). Can't reproduce right now.

Now I'm not here just to rant. I just want to recommend an alternative to anyone coming here for a solution which there is NOT, since only Microsoft can fix this 12+ year old bug (oh and also happens in W8.).

The alternative is called Notepad++ It can substitute notepad, it's free, open source and has more features.

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