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Nov
2008



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internet explorerIf you are accustomed to use Internet Explorer a lot, if you are a webmaster or a blogger and you like to peer at other website code sources, then you know pretty well that Internet Explorer uses, as editor, Windows Notepad. Now, if you are not very enthusiasm about such an application like I am,  and you want to change it with something else more powerful, here is a simple hack to follow. Just copy-and-paste the follwoing code in your Windows Notepad:

  1. ———-copy inside only———-
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name]
    @=”\”C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe\””

    ———-copy inside only———-

  2. Now, after @= type the  path of the software you want to substitute to the Notepad.
  3. Save the file as: View_Source_Editor.reg
  4. Double-click on the .reg file to merge the file to the registry.
  5. Turn off and back on your computer for the changes to take effect.



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2 Comments to “How to change View Source Editor in Internet Explorer”

  1. Siegfried Glaser Says:

    Oh. And by the way. A reboot wasn´t necessary for me.
    It was sufficient to restart IE. I´m using IE7 on W2K8.

  2. Siegfried Glaser Says:

    This reg file did not work for me. I ended up with the following:

    ———-copy inside only———-

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name]
    @=”C:\\Program Files\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe”

    ———-copy inside only———-


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