Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Notepad++ is good, but I vote for Florian's notepad2. I use it all the time. Fortunately, it has an option to replace windows notepad for you automatically.

flo's freeware - Notepad2

Download Notepad2 4.2.25 Setup (x64)

Download Notepad2 4.2.25 Setup (x86)

Win 8x permissions are a complete PITA.
I agree, I have enjoyed this software for some time. The only annoying thing I find is that with Win8.1, Notepad2 fails to open when using the WinKey+R (Run)/Notepad/OK method. It works upon initial installation but soon stops working again. Shame, but perhaps just laziness on my part.