Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Notepad2 Theme

xmlfileI love Notepad2. It is the “basic” text editor that should ship in Windows. It is one of the first things I download on a new system, I replace notepad with it, then I add the context menu to open any file in notepad2. I have recently moved to a dark color theme for all my text editors and base them all off the Coding Instinct Visual Studio color scheme. Here is a settings file for Notepad2 that is based on the Coding Instinct Visual Studio color scheme.

I have changed all the supported languages in the configuration, but I have not tested them all. Some may not be 100% correct, or there may be a color that just doesn’t look right on the dark background.

To import the theme follow the following steps:

  • Download the theme file
  • Open Notepad2
  • Press Ctrl+F12, or click View –> Customize Schemes
  • Click on Import
  • Select the downloaded theme file

Fixed link to the download. Seems like skydrive changed the link on me.

Notepad2 Theme

xmlfileI love Notepad2. It is the “basic” text editor that should ship in Windows. It is one of the first things I download on a new system, I replace notepad with it, then I add the context menu to open any file in notepad2. I have recently moved to a dark color theme for all my text editors and base them all off the Coding Instinct Visual Studio color scheme. Here is a settings file for Notepad2 that is based on the Coding Instinct Visual Studio color scheme.

I have changed all the supported languages in the configuration, but I have not tested them all. Some may not be 100% correct, or there may be a color that just doesn’t look right on the dark background.

To import the theme follow the following steps:

  • Download the theme file
  • Open Notepad2
  • Press Ctrl+F12, or click View –> Customize Schemes
  • Click on Import
  • Select the downloaded theme file

Fixed link to the download. Seems like skydrive changed the link on me.