How to use Notepad++ Text editor for Windows

21 ago 2023 2 min di lettura
How to use Notepad++ Text editor for Windows
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Notepad++ is one of the most popular text editors for Windows. It is widely used due to its simplicity and powerful features. This tutorial will explore some of Notepad++'s advanced features and how they can be used to improve your productivity.


  1. Go to Notepad++ official site ( ).
  2. Download the latest version compatible with your operating system.
  3. Run the installer and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Advanced features

  • Notepad++ supports syntax highlighting for many programming languages. This feature allows you to easily see the structure of your code.
  • Example: When you open a .python file, Notepad++ will automatically highlight the syntax based on the Python language.

Code Folding

  • This feature allows you to collapse or expand sections of your code for easier navigation.
def mia_funzione():
 print("Inizia qui")
 #... molte altre righe...
 print("Finisce qui")

You can collapse the whole function into a single line by using the "+" sign present on the left side.


  • Notepad++ supports a variety of plugins that extend its functionality.
  • To install a plugin, go to Plugins > Plugin Admin and select the desired plugin from the list.

Advanced search and replace

  • With Notepad++, you can search and replace using regular expressions.
  • Example: To find all words starting with "a" and ending with "z", you can use the regular expression \ba\w*z\b.


  • This feature allows you to record a series of actions and then repeat them with a single click.
  • Example: If you want to remove extra spaces at the end of each line, you can record a macro to do so and then apply it to the whole document.

Tips and tricks

  1. Full-screen mode: For distraction-free viewing, you can use full-screen mode by pressing F11.
  2. Open multiple files at once: You can drag multiple files onto the Notepad++ icon to open them all in separate tabs.
  3. Zoom in/out: Use Ctrl + rotellina del mouse to zoom in and out in your document.


Notepad++ is a powerful text editor that offers a wide range of advanced features to enhance your productivity. Whether you're a programmer, writer, or tech enthusiast, Notepad++ has something to offer. We hope this tutorial helped you discover some of its more advanced features!

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