Newbie question - inserting timestamp
I’m a new fan of Notepad++
Is there a method of inserting current time in the Notepad++ editor - the same way like the old Notepad does it when pressing F5?
In Notepad one F5 keystroke: 1:07 PM 12/29/2018
If possible I would like to do it without any complex macros or for example AutoHotkey executables.
Thanks - and Happy New Year!
Meta Chuh last edited by
hello @Jacek-Dziembaj and welcome to the notepad++ community.
if you use the 32 bit version of notepad++ you can use the textfx characters plugin to insert the current time and date.
install it by using plugins > plugins admin (notepad++ 7.6.1+) or manually (install how to will depend on your notepad++ version).
then go to the menu bar > textfx > textfx insert > date & time - short format (or long format) as you like
Thanks for your response :)
For now I use v7.5.9 64-bit. If needed I could downgrade. Is there any disadvantage in downgrading?
Meta Chuh last edited by Meta Chuh
if you didn’t make a lot of customization in your current notepad++ yet, there’s no relevant disadvantage of upgrading to version 7.6.1 (even if it is 32 bit and you had 64 bit before)
you will just have to uninstall your notepad++ 7.5.9 (64 bit)
then download and install version 7.6.1 (32 bit) from here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.6.1/npp.7.6.1.Installer.exe
after that you can use the integrated plugins admin to install the textfx characters plugin and/or install/remove any other officially available plugin enhancements that may be of interest to you
Thanks @Meta-Chuh. I will follow your advice. I hope I won’t have too much work with my other language packs etc. Have a good one!
Alan Kilborn last edited by
TextFX probably isn’t the best recommendation, given that it is 32-bit only and not maintained. Although it requires the use of another plugin, this thread gives another way of achieving the goal: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/13792/date-time-again