What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GNU General Public License.

Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

Quick Information

PRODUCT: Notepad++
VERSION: 8.4.2

Who is licensed to use Notepad++?

No license is required to use this software.

How do I request access to Notepad++?

Notepad++ is available to all users on their MSU Denver issued PC laptops through Software Center. If you require Notepad++ to be installed in a department lab, please submit a Software Request for University Devices so that we can schedule that deployment.

How do I access Notepad++?

Once you have enabled GlobaProtect and installed Notepad++ from one of the methods above, you can launch the application from your Start menu (Windows) or Launchpad (Mac), the application will connect to your license server and you will be able to use it.

If you need Notepad++ on a personal machine, visit https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

If you require assistance using the application, please contact your instructor, department tutor, or supervisor for help.

If you experience trouble installing the application, you receive license errors, or you feel it is not running correctly, please submit a Software Issues & Errors request.

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