Top 100 Notepad++ Shortcut Keys (Excel-PDF)

Notepad is a text editor and a source code editor. It helps computer users to create documents. Very less people use Notepad ++ because they don’t know the features of this software. A notepad is a software that is completely free to use on a PC. The license of Notepad ++ is managed by General Public License. Notepad ++ is mostly used for programming instead of writing notes. It’s free software that is used to write the codes. The program writing in notepad is tuff. You need to write the program line by line. Further, if you need to edit the code it is again a tedious task as it looks very unstructured in the notepad. But in Notepad++ as we open the file it automatically takes the structure of the program. It breaks the code line by line and shows the proper structure of the program.

Usage of Notepad++

You can use Notepad++ for developing web pages. But you must know HTML language.

You can use Notepad++ as your digital diary. You can note down the daily schedule, or important things to remember. Students can use it to prepare their notes with the help of Notepad++.

How to download Notepad++

  • Notepad++ is free software you need not pay any charges or license fees for using this software. You can download it for Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • You can go on google and search the keyword Notepad++ download. Or you can follow the direct link open it in the browser.
  • You can select from various download options for 64-bit or 32-bit systems. Select the download option like installer GPG signature, portable(zip) GPG signature, portable (7z) GPG signature, or mini-portable (7z) GPG signature.
  • Click on the download button
  • The file will get downloaded to your PC
  • Double-click on the .exe file.
  • The file will start installing on the computer.

Benefits of Notepad++

  • It’s a software is available on the internet for free. You can download it and start working without paying any license fee.
  • Most of the code editors are paid. Notepad++ is free and gives the experience of professional coding.
  • You can add several plugins to the project and can be converted into another format too.
  • If you don’t have any paid software still you can write the documents on the PC without any worry.
  • Notepad is easy to use you don’t need any formal training to use it.

Notepad++ Keyboard Shortcut List

1.Run menu:

Action Shortcut
Launch Run Dialog F5
Get PHP help Alt-F1
Google search Alt-F2
Wikipedia search Alt-F3
Open file (name at cursor) Alt-F5
Open file in another instance (name at cursor) Alt-F6
Open in Chrome Ctrl-Alt-Shift-R
Open in Firefox Ctrl-Alt-Shift-X
Open in IE Ctrl-Alt-Shift-I
Open in Safari Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F
Send via Outlook Ctrl-Alt-Shift-O

2.View menu:

Action Shortcut
or Ctrl + mouse wheel button (if any) Zoom in (+ or up) and Zoom out (- or down) Ctrl-(Keypad-/Keypad+)
Restore the original size from zoom Ctrl-Keypad/
Toggle Full Screen Mode F11
Toggle Post-It Mode F12
Collapse the Current Level Ctrl-Alt-F
Uncollapse the Current Level Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F
Fold All Alt-0
Collapse the Level (1~8) Alt-(1~8)
Unfold All Alt-Shift-0
Uncollapse the Level (1~8) Alt-Shift-(1~8)

3.Edit menu:

Action Shortcut
Copy Ctrl-C
Copy Ctrl-Insert
Copy current line to clipboard Ctrl-Shift-T
Cut Ctrl-X
Cut Shift-Delete
Paste Ctrl-V
Paste Shift-Insert
Undo Ctrl-Z
Undo Alt-Backspace
Redo Ctrl-Y
Select All Ctrl-A
Column Mode Select Alt-Shift-Arrow keys, or Alt + Left mouse click
Start new selected area. Only multiple stream areas ca be selected this way. Ctrl + Left mouse click
Column Editor ALT-C
Duplicate Current Line Ctrl-D
Switch the current line position with the previous line position Ctrl-T
Move Current Line, or current selection if a single stream, Up Ctrl-Shift-Up
Move Current Line, or current selection if a single stream, Down Ctrl-Shift-Down
Delete Current Line Ctrl-L
Split Lines Ctrl-I
Join Lines Ctrl-J
Launch GoToLine Dialog Ctrl-G
Block comment/uncomment Ctrl-Q
Stream comment Ctrl-Shift-Q
Insert Tabulation or Space (Indent) Tab (selection of one or more full lines)
Remove Tabulation or Space (outdent) Shift-Tab (selection of one or more full lines)
Delete to start of word Ctrl-BackSpace
Delete to end of word Ctrl-Delete
Delete to start of line Ctrl-Shift-BackSpace
Delete to end of line Ctrl-Shift-Delete
Convert to lower case Ctrl-U
Convert to UPPER CASE Ctrl-Shift-U
Go to matching brace Ctrl-B
Launch CallTip ListBox Ctrl-Space
Launch Function Completion ListBox Ctrl-Shift-Space
Launch Word Completion ListBox Ctrl-Enter
Text Direction RTL Ctrl-Alt-R
Text Direction LTR Ctrl-Alt-L
Split line downwards, or create new line Enter
Split line downwards, or create new line Shift-Enter

4.Search menu:

Action Shortcut
Launch Find Dialog Ctrl-F
Launch Find / Replace Dialog Ctrl-H
Find Next F3
Find Previous Shift-F3
Find in Files Ctrl-Shift-F
Switch to Search results window (was Activate sub view before v5.2) F7
Find (volatile) Next Ctrl-Alt-F3
Find (volatile) Previous Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F3
Select and Find Next (was Find (Volatile) Next prior to v5.6.5) Ctrl-F3
Select and Find Previous (was Find (Volatile) Previous prior to v5.6.5) Ctrl-Shift-F3
Go to next found F4
Go to previous found Shift-F4
Incremental Search Ctrl-Shift-I
Jump Down (to next text marked using n-th stye. n is 1 to 5, or 0 for default Found style. Ctrl-n
Jump Up (to next text marked using n-th stye. n is 1 to 5, or 0 for default Found style. Ctrl-Shift-n
Toggle Bookmark Ctrl-F2
Go To Next Bookmark F2
Go To Previous Bookmark Shift-F2

5.File menu:

Action Shortcut
Open File Ctrl-O
New File Ctrl-N
Save File Ctrl-S
Save As Ctrl-Alt-S
Save All Ctrl-Shift-S
Print Ctrl-P
Exit Alt-F4
Next Document (also shows list of open files). Can be disabled – see Settings/Preferences/Global. Ctrl-Tab
Previous Document (also shows list of open files). Can be disabled – see above. Ctrl-Shift-Tab
Close Current Document Ctrl-W

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