I have never paid much attention to the plugin support of Notepad++ until today when I went to the official download website to notice them for the first time. You all know that I setup my new computer and one of the applications that I cannot live without is Notepad++. Several of the listed plugins sounded quite useful and I thought it would be great to point other users in the right direction.
Adding plugins is a breeze. Notepad++ comes with a plugin folder that is a subdirectory of the root directory of the installation. Just place all downloaded plugins into that directory and they will automatically be recognized by Notepad++. If the plugin directory is not existing create it. The plugins can be configured from within Notepad++ by clicking on the Plugins menu in the toolbar.
The removal process works the same way, just delete files in the plugin directory to remove a plugin that you do not want to use anymore.
The main plugin page lists 26 plugins for the latest version of Notepad++. Here are the ones that I found useful and decided to install:
Those are just five of the 26 available plugins. Most have been written for special purposes and are probably not useful to the majority of users.Advertisement
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