Making XDEBUG work with NetBeans on Windows

After spending way more time that I should like to admit trying to get XDEBUG to work with Notepad++ using the DBGp plugin in anything but the simplest of projects, I decided to look for an alternative. I compared features of 9 different IDE’s for PHP development and reading tons of reviews. There are many great IDE’s out there and everyone will have their favourite. My short list ended up including: Eclipse (PDT)¬†3.5 — Didn’t bother trying it. While I’m sure it’s a fine product, the website is ancient and not user friendly. Way too much work to try and … Continue reading

New “Text Document” context menu missing after associating Notepad++ with .txt files

Shortly after associating Notepad++ with .txt files, I noticed that the Text Document option had disappeared from the Windows Explorer menu. Using regedit, I took a look in the¬†Windows registry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt The first thing I noticed was that the registry key was actually .TXT instead of .txt. Not only that, but the contents of the registry were not at all what they were supposed to be: Default was set to Notepad++_file Notepad++_backup was set to textfile ShellNew was set to Nullfile This key obviously belongs to Notepad++ or one of it’s plugins. However it is completely unnecessary to associate Notepad++ … Continue reading