New to Notepad++

  • I am in need of help with trying to install the internet function. I have uninstalled the application several times and I still can’t get it to work. If anyone could give me some insight I would really appreciate it.

  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @triplel55569

    did you try to reboot your internet modem/router, to see if your internet function will work correctly after resetting it ?

    if your internet does not function after that, you will have to call your internet provider. 😉

  • @triplel55569

    Are you by any chance talking about the “Launch in Internet Explorer” Run menu item? That’s about all I can guess from your phrasing “internet function”.

  • @triplel55569

    if @Alan-Kilborn is correct, then you will have to edit your shortcuts.xml file:

    on installed versions of notepad++ (not portable versions) the correct location of your shortcuts.xml is: %AppData%\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml
    (this alias will lead you to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml)

    • choose file > open at the notepad++ menu.

    • paste %AppData%\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml into the file name input field and hit open to open your shortcuts xml.

    • paste/insert one or more of the following lines in the black area, anywhere into your <UserDefinedCommands> area:

    <Command name="Launch in Firefox" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="88">firefox "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"</Command>
    <Command name="Launch in IE" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="73">iexplore "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"</Command>
    <Command name="Launch in Chrome" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="82">chrome "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"</Command>
    • save shortcuts.xml and restart notepad++

    now your run menu and your shortcuts.xml should look similar or equal to this screenshot:


    please report back if it works for you.

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