97 Useful Notepad++ Keyboard Shortcuts


Notepad++ is a quite powerful GPL (free) source code editor (for Microsoft Operating Systems, sadly not yet available for Mac OS X) that supports various programming languages. Developers just love this application, really makes their life easy, and if you know some of the keyboard shortcuts other than the basic cut, copy, paste, undo and redo that will make you as fast as a ninja working with notepad++.

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To Perform Basic File Management Operations :

1.   To Create a New Document   :   Ctrl + N
2.   To Save Current Document   :   Ctrl + S
3.   To Open Save As .. Dialog Box   :   Ctrl + Alt + S
4.   To Display Open File Dialog Box   :   Ctrl + O
5.   To Close Current Current Document   :   Ctrl + W
6.   To Open Print Dialog Box   :   Ctrl + P
7.   To Close Notepad++   :   Alt + F4

Operations On Text Documents :

8.   Cut   :   Ctrl + X
9.   Copy   :   Ctrl + C
10.   Paste   :   Ctrl + V
11.   Select All text of the Document   :   Ctrl + A
12.   Undo   :   Ctrl + Z
13.   Redo   :   Ctrl + Y

To Perform Find and Replace Operations on Documents :

14.   Open Find Dialog Box   :   Ctrl + F
15.   Open Replace   :   Ctrl + H
16.   Open Find and Replace   :   Ctrl + H
17.   Open Find in Files   :   Ctrl + Shift + F
18.   Open Find in Files   :   Ctrl + Shift + F
19.   Find Next Searched Value   :   F3
20.   Find Previous Searched Value   :   Shift + F3
21.   Select + Find Next Searched Value   :   Ctrl + F3
22.   Select + Find Previous Searched Value   :   Ctrl + Shift + F3
23.   Find (Volatile) Next   :   Ctrl + Alt + F3
24.   Find (Volatile) Next   :   Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F3

To Perform Search Operations on Documents :

25.   Incremental Search   :   Ctrl + Alt + i

26. Open Search Result Window : F7 27. Open Next Result : F4 28. Open Previous Search Result : Shift + F4 29. Go to a perticular line : Ctrl + G 30. Go to matching braces : Ctrl + B 31. Go to matching braces : Ctrl + B 32. Column Editor : Alt + C

To Perform Style Operations :

33.   1st style   :   Ctrl + Shift + 1
34.   2st style   :   Ctrl + Shift + 2
35.   3rt style   :   Ctrl + Shift + 3
36.   4th style   :   Ctrl + Shift + 4
37.   5th style   :   Ctrl + Shift + 5
38.   Find style   :   Ctrl + Shift + 0
39.   1st style   :   Ctrl + 1
49.   2st style   :   Ctrl + 2
41.   3rt style   :   Ctrl + 3
42.   4th style   :   Ctrl + 4
43.   5th style   :   Ctrl + 5
44.   Find style   :   Ctrl + 0
45.   Increase Line Indent   :   Tab
46.   Decrease Line Indent   :   Shift + Tab
47.   To Uppercase Characters   :   Ctrl + Shift + U
48.   To Lowercase Characters   :   Ctrl + U

Bookmark Keys :

49.   To Toggle bookmark   :   Ctrl+F2
50.   Next Bookmark   :   F2
51.   Previous Bookmark   :   Shift+F2

Text Directions (View) :

52.   Text direction : Right-to-Left   :   Ctrl + Alt + R
53.   Text direction : Left-to-Right   :   Ctrl + Alt + L

Column Edit Mode :

54.   Text direction : Right-to-Left   :   Alt + Mouse dragging

Line Operations :

55.   To Launch Run Dialog Box:   F5
56.   To Toggle Full Screen Mode   :   F11
57.   To Go to Next Document           :   Ctrl + Tab
58.   To Go to Previous Document   :   Ctrl + Shift + Tab
59.   To Move Current Line Up           :   Ctrl + Shift + Up Key
60.   To Move Current Line Down   :   Ctrl + Shift + Down Key
61.   To Collapse the Current Level   :   Ctrl + Alt + F
62.   To Uncollapse the Current Level   :   Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F
63.   To Collapse Level 1-8           :   Alt + (Number 1 to 8)
64.   To UnCollapse Level 1-8           :   Alt + Shift + (Number 1 to 8)

Operations on words :

65.   Delete to Start of word   :   Ctrl + BackSpace
66.   Delete to end of word           :   Ctrl + Delete
67.   Delete to start of line           :   Ctrl + Shift + BackSpace
68.   Delete to end of line          :   Ctrl + Shift + Delete

For Macro Operations :

69.   Start to record /Stop recording the macro   :   Ctrl + Shift + R
70.   Play recorded macro   :   Ctrl + Shift + P

To Comment / Uncomment lines :

71.   To do a Block Comment or Uncomment (Toggle)   :   Ctrl + Q
72.   To Stream comment (Toggle)   :   Ctrl + Shift+ Q

For Indentation :

73.   To Selection of several lines, Insert Tabulation or Space (Indent)   :   Tab
74.   To Remove Tabulation or Space   :   Shift + Tab

Zoom-in and Zoom-out :

75.   Zoom-in the Document   :   Ctrl + (Numpad +)
76.   Zoom-out the Document   :   Ctrl + (Numpad -)
77.   Zoom-in or Zoom-out using mouse+keyboard   :   Ctrl + mouse well up/down
78.   Restore to original size from Zoom   :   Ctrl + (Keypad /)

Launch Browsers and Search :

79.   Launch Firefox   :   Ctrl + Alt + Shift + X
80.   Launch Chrome   :   Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R
81.   Launch Internet Explorer   :   Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I
82.   Launch Safari   :   Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F
83.   Launch PHP Search   :   Alt + F1
84.   Launch Google Search   :   Alt + F2
85.   Launch Wikipedia   :   Alt + F3

Launch Another Instance of Notepad++ :

86. To Launch Another Instance of Notepad++ : Alt + F6

Spell Checks & Languages :

87.   Spell Check Document Automatically:   Alt + A
88.   Find next Misspelling:   Alt + N
89.   Find Previous Misspelling:   Alt + B
90.   Change Current Language:   Alt + D

Launch Menu Options of Notepad++ :

91.   File Menu:   Alt + F
92.   Edit Menu:   Alt + E
93.   Search Menu:   Alt + S
94.   View Menu:   Alt + V
95.   Language:   Alt + L
96.   Settings:   Alt + T
97.   Window:   Alt + W