Icons by filetype thread 2
In what fucking world does this “not have anything to do with notepad++”??? What is wrong with you that you lock the previous discussion about it? It’s literally one of the most useful things you could possibly have in any program that works with multiple filetypes. I want to differentiate between fuck.ini and fuck.txt before I open them in explorer.
Some ancient threads get locked for being inactive. The least you could have done is provided a link to the old topic so that others could find out what the old thread was talking about.
The developers of Notepad++ have expressed no interest in being icon designers… and that’s their perogative. If you want to make a collection of differentiated icons, go ahead. or you could use any of the bazillion icons already downloadable from the web.
And the Forum cannot implement feature requests, so even if you had a politely worded request, and even if it were in the purview of a text editor to supply a gazillion icons just to make two users happy in the last 5+ years, nothing will be accomplished to change Notepad++ , because neither of those two users in 5+ years has bothered making an official feature request in the right place.
But since all you appear to want to do is curse at us, I’m not going to bother linking you to the right place for feature requests.
Even though I’m not asking for icons to be made, I’m just asking for the ability to associate them if they exist, I doubt that any developer of the project would ever be willing to implement that, so instead I’m gonna link this method here for any wandering into this thread wanting what I want.
Special thanks to nicholas, I’m gonna spam this script everywhere on my system, I didn’t know it was this easy to manipulate icons.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.css\OpenWithProgids] "Notepad++.css"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Notepad++.css] @="CSS Source File" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Notepad++.css\DefaultIcon] @="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft VS Code\\resources\\app\\resources\\win32\\css.ico" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Notepad++.css\shell] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Notepad++.css\shell\open] [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Notepad++.css\shell\open\command] @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe\" \"%1\""
.csswith the file extension you want. Set the DefaultIcon path to what you want to use. If using x64 version of Notepad++ then remove the
(x86). Save the file with a
.regextension and then run it.
Next time you open a file you will be prompted to choose an application open with. Select Notepad++ and then the icons should update.