I wrote this program(in 2003) because I needed a versatile source viewer and source code editor with syntax highlighting and basic text manipulation functions. As of 2014 I still use nPad2 daily for viewing multiple files on Windows 7/8 while for editing I may use other editors/IDEs.
current version: 126.96.36.199
This program offers basically the same functionality as ConText, JediEdit, UltraEdit etc. but for a single file and does it much faster. nPad2 outperforms any of it’s competitors when it comes to browsing huge codebases(2000+ files), editing multiple files simultaneously (20+ files) and editing of large files (I’ve edited 300MB SQL files with it with no problem at all). I have huge codebase of projects and quick access to this code is essential. Combined with windows explorer and a search program(mine to be released) nPad works great.
nPad2 uses multiple application windows(SDI as opposed to MDI), which allows you to use the taskbar(with grouping if you prefer) instead of some clumsy tabs, but still uses single instance of the program for better memory efficiency.
Another good use of nPad2 is notepad replacement and file open command handler. This is perfect for tech oriented people looking through multiple configuration or source files.
I use it to view and make quick editions in web scripts and to look trough my programs sources.
- unicode supprot
- large file support up to 2GB
- one of the fastests and lightest in it’s class
- capable of integration with windows explorer
- stay On Top
- Single instance – multiple editors
- Accepts files dragged form Explorer
- Open multiple files (from commandline or DragDrop)
- RegExp search/replace
- Slots for saving (to own database)
- Logging mode(automatically refresh if file has changed) available
- Custom highlighter color schemes
- Bracket highlighting
nPad2 v3.0 keyboard shortcuts
|Cursor Movement and Selection|
|Cursor Movement||Arrow Keys|
|Keyboard Selection||Shift+[Arrow Keys]|
|Keyboard Scrolling||Ctrl+[Up or Down]|
|Word Selection||Shift+Ctrl+[Left or Right]|
|Word Aligned Cursor Movement||Ctrl+[Left or Right]|
|Page Scroll||PgDn or PgUp|
|Page Select||Shift+[PgDn or PgUp]|
|Move Cursor to Page Bottom||Ctrl+PgDn|
|Move Cursor to Page Top||Ctrl+PgUp|
|Select to Page Bottom||Shift+Ctrl+PgDn|
|Select to Page Top||Shift+Ctrl+PgUp|
|Select to Line Start||Shift+Home|
|Go to First Line||Ctrl+Home|
|Select to First Line||Shift+Ctrl+Home|
|Select to Line End||Shift+End|
|Go to Last Line||Ctrl+End|
|Select to Last Line||Shift+Ctrl+End|
|Keyboard Input Mode||Ins|
|Move Selection Up by one line||Ctrl+Alt+Up|
|Move Selection Down by one line||Ctrl+Alt+Down|
|Delete Last Word||Ctrl+BkSp|
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