Recently i have made a bold decision. :P To leave notepad. :o Notepad is undoubtedly "one of the most useful programs for everyday use". But it was taking a lot of time to open up in my 512-ram PC. And admittedly, i am not a patient audience or something. So it was evident notepad must be shown the door. But who to enter?



Metapad↗. Simply great. Only 93.5kb in size! ;) Metapad is designed and developed by Alexander Davidson, who "created this program as a personal project". It is fastest text editoers available. The interface is much better than that of notepad, something like Wordpad. In the introduction section, Davidson said,



metapad is a small, fast (and completely free) text editor for Windows 9x and Windows NT (2000) with similar features to Microsoft Notepad but with many extra (and rather useful) features. It was designed to completely replace Notepad since it includes (just about) all of Notepad's features and much, much more.



Yes, much much more! It needs no 'formal' installation. Just copy the metapd.exe file and paste it in Program files/Metapad. (Or anywhere else in your PC. But it must be a PC! Also running with Windows NT! :D ) The shortcuts are awesome. Use SHIFT+ESC to quick Save+Escape. Also you can close the program with only ESC. Just hit ALT+Enter and in the general tab check "Enable quick exit". Also CTRL+UP/DOWN to scroll is nice. The toolbar is of great help. Specially the 'Favourites' section.



Now, using Metapad every time you open a .txt file is an easy task. Just right-click on a text file and select 'Open with option...' and select 'Choose program...' Now browse to select the metapad.exe file from the folder where you saved it. Then check the box that says 'Always use this the selected program for this kind of file'. Done!





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