A Very Good Alternative To Notepad
SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful editor with facilities for building and running programs. It is best used for jobs with simple configurations – I use it for building test and demonstration programs as well as SciTE and Scintilla, themselves.
Text editing in SciTE works similarly to most Macintosh or Windows editors with the added feature of automatic syntax styling. SciTE can hold multiple files in memory at one time but only one file will be visible.
SciTE’s initial configuration only allows one file to be in memory at once but this can be modified by changing the value of the buffers property.Rectangular regions of text can be selected in SciTE by holding down the Alt key on Windows or the Ctrl key on GTK+ while dragging the mouse over the text.
There are two panes in SciTE, the editing pane and the output pane. The output pane is located either to the right of the editing pane or below it.Initially it is of zero size, but it can be made larger by dragging the divider between it and the editing pane. The Options | Vertical Split command may be used to move the output pane beneath the editing pane.
SciTE can perform commands to compile or run source files with the output from these commands directed into the output pane.
But my favourite text editor is jEdit-Programmer’s Text Editor