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    Question Notepad counterpart not working?

    Hi,

    I am an old man trying to build a Joomla based website. I write the text firstly in MS Word & than copy it to W7 notepad before pasting it on the site's back end.

    I have installed various notepad counterparts like leafpad etc but each time when I open a saved document it opens in gedit.....any ideas?

    I am looking for a simple app not a complicated one that has html just like leafpad but it won't become default?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Notepad counterpart not working?

    Right click on the the file you want to open. Go to properties. Select the the tab "Open With" and chose the file to open with this file extension.
    Open With.png
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    Re: Notepad counterpart not working?

    Thanks irv.
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    Re: Notepad counterpart not working?

    You'll want to use irv's idea and set Firefox as default and use right-click and "open with" with a text editor.

    I find it easier just ignore right clicking and open with and just go with opening the files from File/Open or using the tools on top, but below menu.
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    Question Re: Notepad counterpart not working?

    Thanks Pletched, I use G Chrome........?
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    firefox vs. chrome

    The default web browser for Ubuntu is Firefox. I thought since it's default you would be using that.

    My current OS is lubuntu and it comes with Chrome. I perfer Firefox so...

    Removed Chrome with
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge chrome
    ...actually, I used the software centre.

    Installed Firefox with
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firefox
    Yep, that was software centre aswell.
    Ubuntu 10.04 is just the best.

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