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A few years ago, I found myself writing my first PHP projects using metapad. When I was looking around for text editors with syntax highlighting, I have come across the Scintilla source code editing component. I was very much impressed by this project, so I decided to create my own Scintilla-based text editor.

The result is Notepad2, a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting. This program can be run out of the box without installation, and does not touch your system's registry.

To install Notepad2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install notepad2

To upgrade Notepad2, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade notepad2


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Install-ChocolateyPackage `
        -PackageName 'notepad2' `
        -FileType 'EXE' `
        -SilentArgs '/SILENT' `
        -Url '' `
        -Url64 '' `
        -Checksum '34fcbb1967f68e51135d12043f067c23' `
        -Checksum64 '8f90342b137d8e42ab97183071c7e6aa'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $tools\uninstall.ps1
    $items = (Get-Uninstaller -Name 'Notepad2 (Notepad Replacement)') -split ' '
    $uninstaller = $items[0]
    $silent = $items[1..$items.Length] -join ' '
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
        -PackageName 'notepad2' `
        -FileType 'EXE' `
        -SilentArgs $silent `
        -File $uninstaller
  • tools\uninstall.ps1 Show
      Get the uninstaller location for most Windows software.
      This function finds the correct uninstaller given just an application name.
      Find the name from the Programs and Features Control Panel window.
      .PARAMETER Name
      The name of the application, as found in the Programs and Features applet
      in the Control Panel.
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage 'foo' 'EXE' '/S' (Get-Uninstaller -Name 'Foo')
    function Get-Uninstaller {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
        [string] $Name
      $local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
      $machine_key32 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
      $machine_key64 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
      @($local_key, $machine_key32, $machine_key64) `
        | ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
        | Get-ItemProperty `
        | ?{ $_.DisplayName -eq $Name } `
        | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Florian Balmer


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Notepad2 11083 Sunday, January 26, 2014  
Notepad2 2523 Tuesday, February 7, 2012  
Notepad2 334 Wednesday, October 26, 2011  
Notepad2 4.2.25 426 Wednesday, October 26, 2011  

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