Save As Command



    • After editing of a file, and when I want the file to be “SAVE AS”, Is there a way to have ‘all files’ (.) come up than .txt? How do I set that as a preference?


  • @Barry-Alter

    if you want to “save as” a file and always have all types (*.*) as the file type selector, regardless of if it is a new file or if it already had any extension, you can set it here:

    settings > preferences > default directory
    select the option “use new style save dialog (without file extension feature)” as seen in this screenshot:

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    from now on you will have *.*as the default type selector as seen in the screenshot below:

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  • @Barry-Alter

    I guess you forgot this thread you initiated “2 years ago” or so: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/13739/save-file



  • @Alan-Kilborn

    damned, i knew it sounded so very familiar ;-)
    cool memory and nice quick thread find.

    maybe it’s his first fresh install in two years and the how to’s got forgotten through time.



  • @Meta-Chuh said:

    cool memory and nice quick thread find

    Ha–neither one. I just clicked his avatar (which looks a lot like my avatar – :-P ) to get a quick look at what he posted previously – imagine my surprise to see the same question. [And the same markdown error: (.) showing instead of (*.*)]

    I thought you also did this with posters you don’t immediately recognize – so you can “welcome them to the community” if they are brand-new. :)



  • @Alan-Kilborn

    I thought you also did this with posters you don’t immediately recognize – so you can “welcome them to the community” if they are brand-new. :)

    yes, i just do it to ease possible tensions of first time visitors by providing a polite welcome.

    i always just look at their counter, and if it was more than 1, i never took the time to check the previous posts before … unless i had a reason to do so, eg. the last post was either very funny, very smart or very rude.

    Ha–neither one. I just clicked his avatar (which looks a lot like my avatar – :-P ) to get a quick look at what he posted previously

    a combination of different reasons and different points of view often leads to a more complete and better result ;-)



  • Dear Alan and Meta,
    Thanks so much for the information… You guys are a rough unforgiving group, Yes Alan, I do, and did remember that I posted the question two years ago, but somehow the setting became un-set. I did not know where to look for the prior posting, another shortcoming at my end.
    At that time, back than, when my original post was put in the que, I remember clearly that I was nearly run out of town for posting my question in a highly inappropriate area… Translate that: In the wrong category. (You can look that up too.)
    Guilty as charged. Again thanks, but maybe you guys could lighten up a bit.
    Happy New Year all.



  • @Barry-Alter

    thanks for the thanks ;-)
    if any specific answer(s) were helpful, please don’t hesitate to also give it/them an upvote

    You guys are a rough unforgiving group

    it depends on who is online first, as you can see in my detailed direct response to you.
    i didn’t even look up if you already asked the same question, even if i had a kind of deja vu.

    maybe you guys could lighten up a bit.

    most of us are, including defending your question (i quote myself: maybe it’s his first fresh install in two years and the how to’s got forgotten through time.)
    so don’t hesitate to ask any time again


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