User Tools

Site Tools


Notepad++ Setup


  1. Check if C:\Program Files\Notepad++\themes\Zenburn.xml exists. If it does not:
    1. Copy it Zenburn.xml from …\Dropbox\Application Settings\Notepad++\themes.
  2. Settings → Style Configurator
  3. Select theme: Zenburn

Font Settings

  1. Settings → Style Configurator
  2. Language: Global Styles, Style Global override
  3. Font name: Consolas (not Fira Code Medium)
  4. Font size: 9
  5. Enable global font: Checked
  6. Enable global font size: Checked


  1. First, install the GNU Aspell application.
  2. Then, install the English dictionary.
  3. Restart Notepad++ and it should work fine.

My Additional Languages

Copy userDefineLang.xml from …\Dropbox\Application Settings\Notepad++ to %appdata%\Notepad++.

Notepad Replacement (WinXP)

copy "notepad++.exe" "notepad.exe"
copy "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\Notepad.exe" "C:\WINNT\servicepackfiles\i386"
copy "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\Notepad.exe" "C:\WINNT\system32\dllcache"
copy "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\Notepad.exe" "c:\WINNT\system32"
copy "C:\Program Files\Notepad++\Notepad.exe" "c:\WINNT\"


  1. Plugins > Plugin Manage > Show Plugin Manager.
  2. On the Available Tab, select the following:
    1. Code alignment
    2. JSLint
    3. Python Script Do not install this.
    4. Zen Coding - Python Do not install this.
  3. Click Install button.
  4. Install the Zen Coding plugin from Mega > System setup > Installs.

Additional Languages

Get them from here. See installation instructions at bottom of page. Note that %appdata%\Notepad++ is C:\Documents and Settings\sh0863\Application Data\Notepad++.

The name attribute is not used for linking. It can be set to anything. StyleID is used for linking. The last style listed wins.

  1. Order the styles by styleID
  2. Before the first style, insert
  3. After the first style, insert
  4. foreach style:
    1. Change the background to #FF0000 (red)
    2. Ctrl+Win+F11 (Reload Notepad++)
    3. Look at what has changed to a red background
    4. Rename the style name appropriately
    5. Copy a matching style from above, match up the name and styleID
notepadplusplus_setup.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/03 22:56 by stephen