Good Text Editor... ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SnowLeopard2008, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Does anyone know of a simple, yet powerful, and very light text editor for Windows? I'm not talking about Word, just a small program like notepad, but with syntax highlighting, since I'm programming with it. Something simplistic but has great features. Anyone know of something like that? thanks! :)
     
  2. GroovyLinuxGuy macrumors regular

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    gvim for windows

    http://www.vim.org/download.php

    Just like vim only gui-fied...learn it once and use it on any platform (take that last part with a grain of salt)

    Lots of options with it:
    spell check,
    syntax highlighting
    line numbers
    auto complete
    folding
    file browser
    etc
     
  3. 1visitor macrumors member

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    Several editors out there, for all tastes, just google for it.
    As Notepad replacement I use the free Metapad, fastest one that I know.
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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  5. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    thanks for all the suggestions, I did google but didn't like what I saw, so I thought maybe someone in these forums knew of a a lightweight, simple editor.
     

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