I 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.