Is there any way to have N++ start in overwrite mode, instead of insert mode?
Whenever I start N++, I always have to press “Insert” on my keyboard (or click where it says “INS” in the bottom right of the status bar) to toggle INS/OVR because I always want it to be in overwrite mode instead of insert mode.
Is there a setting that would make N++ automatically start in overwrite mode instead of insert mode? I think most text editors have such a setting, but I can’t find it in N++.
If not, is there any way to run a simple script at startup (I use Windows 10), that makes it automatically change from INS to OVR every time I launch it?
Thanks devs! I’m very happy with this software so far!
As a fan of the Pythonscript plugin, I would do it in my startup.py script with this command:
If you use the secondary view ever, you may want to do:
I’m sure there are other ways as well…
Thanks, it worked!
For anyone needing more detail, here are the steps:
- Click Plugins -> Plugin Manager.
- Check the box next to “Python Script”, then click the “Install” button to install it.
- Click Plugins -> Python Script -> Configuration.
- In the “Initialisation” dropdown, change it from LAZY to ATSTARTUP.
- Add the suggested line to the end of C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\scripts\startup.py
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