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While searching for above info, I stumbled on a Wikipedia comparison of text editors. This is a goldmine of information to compare text editors. Here's a link to it:
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After comparing the features using the wikipedia charts, I eliminated Notepad2 since it lacks quite a bit of functions that are found in the top 3. I had already eliminated Notetab Light since it has pay for versions and therefore disables some functions in the free light version.

The top 3 with the most functionality that I decided to check out are
Crimson Editor
Notepad++
PSPad

Have installed these 3 free editors and will see which one I prefer. Thanks all for your input,
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I used notpad++
till i came here and tried crimson
I like it better :)
not by much though.
can't go wrong with either IMO

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I used notpad++
till i came here and tried crimson
I like it better :)
not by much though.
can't go wrong with either IMO

Thanks for your input tidbit.
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Eliminated PSPad since I could not find a "delete to end of line" keyboard shortcut.

Down to Crimson Editor and Notepad++.

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"delete to end of line"

Shift+Del

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"delete to end of line"

Shift+Del

Does not work for me using PSPad. Nor does Ctrl+Shft+Del.
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your PSPad might be broken. Shift+Del on PSPad(AHK Edition) works for me

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your PSPad might be broken. Shift+Del on PSPad(AHK Edition) works for me


I visited pspad.com and could not find an AHK edition. I did find that delete to EOL is supported by installing extensions to pspad. Here are the extensions:

del_begin_bes...
509 B del-begin-best (Serge Balance)
Delete from cursor position to the begining of line. Ctrl-F11 as in UltraEdit editor. 
 
del_end.zip
517 B del-end (Serge Balance)
Delete from cursor position to the end of line. Ctrl-K as in FAR editor. For Ctrl-K working you should unregister it from Reformat Paragraph. Any case that option always inactive.  

del_end_best.zip
498 B del-end-best (Serge Balance)
Delete from cursor position to the end of line. Ctrl-K as in FAR editor. For Ctrl-K working you should unregister it from Reformat Paragraph.
  
del_end_safe.zip
843 B del-end-safe (Serge Balance)
Delete to the end of line more slow but more safe than del_end. This version works fine in any WordWrap state.  
Is there a PSPad edition that does not require installing extensions to get the delete to EOL function? If so, where can I download it from?

Thanks,
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Was able to find a list of shortcut keys for Notepad++.

Anyone know where a list of shortcut keys for Crimson Editor is? Or is there a way to print a list of all of the shortcut keys from the editor's help file?

Thanks,
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Your question might get a better answer at the Crimson Editor site, or at it's offspring's Emerald Editor site.

And, here are the syntax highlighting keyword files for AutoHotkey for Crimson Editor

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and could not find an AHK edition.

Sorry i was talking about Install AHK syntax highlighting and clips for PSPad v2 it doesn't just adding syntax highlighting. it adds additional features that i can't describe all here

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Your question might get a better answer at the Crimson Editor site, or at it's offspring's Emerald Editor site.

And, here are the syntax highlighting keyword files for AutoHotkey for Crimson Editor

HTH

n-l-i-d,

Thanks for your suggestions and for creating the AHK syntax highlighting files. I posted a question in the thread you linked to.

Thanks,
Skyglider

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and could not find an AHK edition.

Sorry i was talking about Install AHK syntax highlighting and clips for PSPad v2 it doesn't just adding syntax highlighting. it adds additional features that i can't describe all here

Thanks for trying to help anyway. I appreciate it.
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I used notpad++
till i came here and tried crimson
I like it better :)
not by much though.
can't go wrong with either IMO

tidbit,

I'm still trying to decide whether go with Crimson or Notepad++. Could you tell me why you like Crimson better even if the difference is small?

Thanks.

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