OK, I concede the point: Notepad++ is awesome!
I configured Total Commander so it brings
up Notepad++ on edit, and it's ridiculously useful: you get syntax
colouring, line numbering, tabbed windows and more at the cost of a
slight increase in startup times (it's about 200ms slower than Notepad on
startup, and it's worth it). I feel really stupid for not having tried it
Also, I've always shied away from application launchers, but have decided to
finally give Slickrun a try. So
far it's only mildly useful (I used to do the exact same thing with batch files)
but that might change. I'll post an update in a month or two.
As a sidenote, although the Natural Ergo 4000 is a terrific keyboard I've
decided that the IBM Model M is still the better of the two. I think I'll try
the black 104-key Customizer next,
except that you can't get those in Israel. Ideas?