Notepad++ is a great editing tool for web developers. I know many, including myself, who use this together with Adobe Dreamweaver for their HTML development because there are just some things that Notepad++ does better than Dreamweaver including syntax colouring and HTML tag matching.
The good news is that you can change the default file format in Notepad++ to HTML. It's easy. Here's how…
- Launch Notepad++
- Click Settings > Preferences
- Click on the New Document/Default Directory tab
- Change the Default Language to HTML
- Click the Close button
From that point on, you will no longer always have to manually set the language to HTML for new documents.
You will still be able to manually change the language anytime to meet your needs and Notepad++ will still automatically detect the programming language of your files based on filename extension.