There are many free Notepad alternatives for Windows default text editor available on internet like Notepad++ , Notepad2,etc. offers better features like syntax highlighting, spell checking, tabbed interface etc.., I myself found bit difficult make Notepad++ as the default text editor on Windows though there are batch files and tips you can find on Google to make this possible, but Notepad Replacer is a freeware app that replaces Windows notepad with notepad replacement apps like Notepad ++ easily.
Using Notepad Replacer
During the setup, you need to specify the path of text editor executable you want to replace with Windows notepad, it isn’t a difficult task . Once you done that, click on Install button and after the installation is finished, it’s magic! Notepad alternative you selected has been set as default text editor. You can confirm this using notepad command from Run command box.
Advantages of using Notepad Replacer
- Won’t replace ANY system files, or change ANY file permissions
- Won’t trigger Windows File Protection warnings (WFP)
- Won’t run all the time, won’t take up any system resources in the background
- Doesn’t require special support by the alternative application
To make Windows notepad default text editor again, you just need to uninstall the Notepad Replacer program from your Computer.
Notepad Replacer works on Windows XP/Vista/7.