While watching a tech demo by Microsoft I caught the developer using Notepad2. This caught my interest so I looked into it and came upon Notepad2 by flo’s freeware, http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html . A significant feature to Notepad2 is how it will detect the schema of a file and add syntax based markup automatically. Well that’s neat and all, but if only it replaced Notepad… Replacing Notepad with Notepad2 turns out to be rather simple, http://blogs.msdn.com/omars/archive/2004/04/30/124093.aspx. Now Notepad2 will open wherever Notepad would have opened before. One other handy trick is to set the default schema type to HTML. This way when you view source on pages in Internet Explorer you will have markup that will make reading the source easy to on the eye.
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