TextPad (32bit)8.0.2

Whether you simply need a powerful replacement for Notepad, a tool for editing your web pages, or a programming IDE, TextPad does what you want, the way you would expect.

TextPad has been implemented according to the Windows XP user interface guidelines, so great attention has been paid to making it easy for both beginners and experienced users. In-context help is available for all commands, and in-context menus pop-up with the right mouse button. The Windows multiple document interface allows multiple files to be edited simultaneously, with up to 2 views on each file. Text can be dragged and dropped between files.

The text tool requires little drive space, but comes with a surprising array of unique features that are especially useful for programming tasks.

It offers excellent customization features, letting you create formatting and code coloring specific to whatever language you're programming in. TextPad works best for programmers and other people who need a full-featured tool for plain text.

Key features:

  • Huge files can be edited, up to the limits of 32-bit virtual memory. See Specifications for the actual limits.
  • Supports Universal Naming Convention (UNC) style names, and long file names with spaces.
  • CUA compliant keyboard commands.
  • English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish user interfaces.

What's New

Version 8.0.2
  • Drag and drop to other applications did not work.
  • The application for TextPad.dde, in the registry, was TextPad.7 instead of TextPad.8.
  • Pasting multiple lines into a Find/Replace edit control didn't work.
  • If a line selected by double clicking in the left margin was searched for, its end of line characters should not have been included in the Find dialog box.
  • The height of the main window was reduced on restart, if the bottom was close to the taskbar.
  • Couldn't compare open files if "Keep files locked while editing them was set".
  • The code page for new documents was not initialised to its document class setting.
  • The BOM setting on Save As was overridden by the document class setting.
  • URLs were not highlighted in the text document class, unless they were preceded by white space.
  • The MS Surface pen could not be used for right clicks.
  • On high definition displays:
    • Item colour listbox text overlapped.
    • Font name listbox text overlapped.
    • The list of suggestions for spelling mistakes overlapped.
    • The font was too small in the Update License dialog box.
    • Visible space glyphs were too small.
    • Large toolbar icons are now automatically selected.
    • The initial size of docking panes for high definition displays was too small.
    • Increased the initial size of the help window.

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Security Levels

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It is highly likely that this software program is clean.

We scanned files and URLs associated with this software program in more than 60 of the world's leading antivirus services; no possible threats were found. And there is no third-party softwarebundled.


This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third-party programs that are not required. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine, or installing other party programs. These could be false positives, and our users are advised to be careful when installing and using this software.


This software is no longer available for download. It is highly likely that this software program is malicious or has security issues or other reasons.

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