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I want to turn word wrap on in note pad by deault. There is a way of doing it but I'm not familiar enough with the registry. Would some kind person talk me through it please?



Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Notepad
Name: fWrap
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 word wrap


Hope this helps someone else, too. It's a pain having to tick 'word wrap' every time.
 

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Thanks *a_b!
forgot about the wordwrap and hate having those long drawn out lines

to change it:

start
run
regedit
the regedit program opens, looks like a folder/directory type window

once open - backup the registry!
file
export
save the registry another location just in case


then just navigate down through the layers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Notepad
fWrap

r-click on fwrap
modify
change the 0 to 1
'ok'
close the regedit

open notepad and it'll wrap based on the window dimensions of your notepad window

 

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Hmmmmmm, really glad my info has helped, but when I click on ....notepad, all I have in the right-hand pane is '[default]. More help,please!:D
 

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still using W95 aren't you a_b ?

the reg edit works on XP and W98se

you could try creating a new key, dword value etc - don't know if that would work tho :(

AND back up your registry before doing anything of course!
 

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Originally posted by jbcalg:
still using W95 aren't you a_b ?

the reg edit works on XP and W98se

you could try creating a new key, dword value etc - don't know if that would work tho :(

AND back up your registry before doing anything of course!
 

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Originally posted by jbcalg:
still using W95 aren't you a_b ?

the reg edit works on XP and W98se

you could try creating a new key, dword value etc - don't know if that would work tho :(

AND back up your registry before doing anything of course!
Sorry, but I need a bit more explicit instructions. So I leave the 'deault' thingy alone and make a key called....uhhhm what?
 

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a little more 'explicit' ... hmmm ;)

...so that's a yes to windows 95?

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don't have a 95 PC running (but i have a pristine Windows 3.1 out back) so it may not be step by step the same

AND back up the registry (start, run, regedit - then file, export, save it to a folder/directory somewhere)
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see my post above with the pictures for starts

yes, leave the default alone, you'll be creating a new entry

navigate to the notepad key like before
right click, new
dword value
name it 'fWrap' (without the quotes)

double click or right click, modify to edit
value is 0 by default, change it to 1
close out

open notepad, see if it works
 

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Ohhhh, dosen't work for me. :(

I didn't have anything under Current User etc. So I made a new key called notepad amd then did what you suggested, jbcalg. Nothing, even after I re-booted.

And, yes, I have Win95....sorry, thought I said.
 

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looked around a bit, couldn't find anywhere that knew how to turn it 'on' by default instead of 'off'

...and don't have a W95 registry handy to play around with

you could try one of the free ones
newpad looks pretty good

load it in the same c:\windows directory and then rename notepad.exe to notepad.old and rename newpad.exe to notepad.exe and it'll start up when you click on text file
 

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Yep, I guess so. Notepad's pretty useless with it's size limit any way. I used EditPad for a while. That was okay. Will try newpad. Thanks a lot :)

I'll still look in google...there must be a way I can turn wordwrap on, under 95.
 
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