Comments on Announcing Metapad 3.6 by Alexander Davidson 2013-02-23T01:25:00Z WordPress By: Zetty Zetty 2013-02-23T01:25:00Z 2013-02-23T01:25:00Z The only thing it still lacks is proper unicode implementation so we can use cyrillic characters. At the moment if you paste any in Metapad, they show up as ?????????? question marks.
Should be easy to fix, no?

By: Masakhi Masakhi 2013-02-21T21:37:00Z 2013-02-21T21:37:00Z Alex, thank you very much for this amazing tool. I use this to replace classic notepad

By: TwiztedZero TwiztedZero 2012-11-09T15:54:00Z 2012-11-09T15:54:00Z Oh Awesome! Hey great icon ! wow yeah its been years since I droped in to check to see if its been updated I’ve been using the last edition for a very long time off my thumbdrives.

I have to agree with another poster down below, Metapad would be nice & polished with the addition of  TABS, so I don’t have to keep launching another copy to check something else out. It gets irritating sometimes when I need to multi doccument view somethings. I’ll check in again sooner for any word on adding tab pages to the client. :)


By: WildWilly WildWilly 2012-07-17T17:14:00Z 2012-07-17T17:14:00Z The /m switch to migrate settings out of the registry into an ini file appears to work except for:

1.  The settings are left behind in the registry.  A quick regedit to delete them took care of that.
2.  It forgot my window size & position.  That took a one-time reestablishment & Save Window Position to put it back.

Unlike everybody else here, I’ve been using Metapad for about an hour.  As the saying goes, once you go Metapad, you never go back.  Either that or I’m easily addicted.

One niggle.  This makes me crazy in Notepad & it seems Metapad has it, too.  When you open the Find/Replace dialog, it’s sitting smack on top of the file contents over toward the left side of the window.  OK, so you drag it off the to the right so you can see it replacing text as you go.  You dismiss the dialog.  Come back later.  The dialog has forgotten where I dragged it to.

May this be the worst thing I can find about this utterly wonderful product.

It would be perfect if its icon were a big red C, filled with blue, with a white H inside the C over the blue background.

And in case you missed it . . . <:-))

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By: zetty zetty 2012-04-21T08:49:00Z 2012-04-21T08:49:00Z Ohh, does this mean I can now finally edit files without losing unstandard chars?
If you’re going to continue developing it, I got a few easy yet nifty suggestions ;)

By: PC 4 All PC 4 All 2012-02-14T03:37:00Z 2012-02-14T03:37:00Z Many thanksssss for this GREAT update.

By: Clayton Curtis Clayton Curtis 2012-02-06T11:08:00Z 2012-02-06T11:08:00Z Thanks so much for continuing development!! I’ve used metapad for more than a decade, and it’s always one of the first apps I install on a new machine. Thanks also for making it easy to donate!!

By: Half Fish Half Fish 2012-01-10T03:26:00Z 2012-01-10T03:26:00Z I fell in love with metapad at first use! :) Been recommending metapad to all my friends ever since.

I just started working at a new company and was given a win7 laptop. I was wondering if the instructions to change win7 blue notepad icon to metapad’s icon using the registry tweak is correct.. I noticed there’s a “” on the hex values. Is that intentional ?

I haven’t tried importing the registry values yet. Have anyone with win7 tried it? Does it work without errors?

By: Andy Huang Andy Huang 2011-10-08T12:04:00Z 2011-10-08T12:04:00Z Hi Alex,

Many thanks for your free tiny jewel, metapad.

I’ve been using metapad as my notepad replacement (i.e. all time text editor) since long time (before y2K). I really like its ‘Favourites’ feature, quite useful for instant retrieval of frequently used text files.

I also quite appreciate the new seamless features, among others are below two:
* Its portability by having the local .ini and its ability to migrate settings from the registry in a time-saving “/m” command line 

* support for other file formats beyond DOS

Of course there are some other new cool ones…but it’s great that metapad remains lean, not having too many features otherwise it’ll be bloated (something resembles the heavy bulky gun, UE :)) Metapad is still less than 200k!

Again, thanks a lot for your little wonder!!!

Greetings and respects from Asia!
Andy Huang