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Notepad++ (32-bit)

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Download Notepad++ 8.6.4 (32-bit)

Notepad++ (32-bit)

  -  4.47 MB  -  Open Source
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    Notepad++ 8.6.4 (32-bit) LATEST

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    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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Notepad plus plus is a free source code editor and app replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL Licence. The most popular developer tool for your Windows PC!

Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ 32bit is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad Plus Plus is trying to reduce the world's carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment. Download the Notepad++ offline installer for PC from FileHorse now.

The program comes with many useful features that make working with large text files extremely easy. Some of them are:
  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User-Defined Syntax Highlighting and Folding
  • PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
  • GUI entirely customizable: minimalist, tab with close button, multi-line tab, vertical tab, and vertical document list
  • Document Map
  • Auto-completion: Word completion, Function completion, and  Function parameters hint
  • Multi-Document (Tab interface)
  • Multi-View
  • WYSIWYG (Printing)
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Macro recording and playback

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The program is completely FREE to use, and there are no hidden costs or subscriptions. It's an excellent choice for those on a budget or who prefer open-source software.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Pentium III CPU or an equivalent CPU from another compatible brand.
  • Memory: A minimum of 2GB of RAM.
  • Storage: You will need 20MB of available hard disk space to install the app, along with additional space for your files.
  • Free and open-source
  • Lightweight and fast
  • Extensive syntax highlighting support
  • Multi-tab interface for easy multitasking
  • Plugin support for extended functionality
  • Regular updates and active community
  • Only available for Windows
Also Available: Notepad++ (64-bit)

  • Notepad++ 8.6.4 (32-bit) Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

- Fix regression that the view cannot be activated by mouse clicking

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