This guide will show you how to install a plugin with Notepad++. This is important to know how to do if you want to extend the functionality of this text editor. I will show you below how to install one of my favorite plugins.
First we will start by going to the
Plugins main menu option, then
A new window called
Plugins Admin will open up. Make sure you have the
Available tab selected.
Since I know what I am looking for, I will search for
Document Monitor then click the check box to the left of it, signifying that I would like for this plugin to be installed.
Once you have the plugins selected that you would like installed, click the
Install button on the top right of the window pane.
Notepad++ might need to restart to install the plugin, if you get a prompt like below, make sure all your worked is saved, then click the
Yes option. If you work is not saved you can click the
No option, then follow the steps back to here once your documents are saved.
Once Notepad++ has restarted, your plugin should be installed. To find it, in the main menu navigate to
Document Monitor. This will have all the options and features for the plugin that I chose to install.
As you can see it was easy to install a plugin in Notepad++. Please help get the conversation going in the comment by letting me know what your favorite plugins are and why! Lets see if we can discovers some new plugins!
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