View Source Editor

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View Source Editor is a tiny program that allows you to change Notepad from being the default editor when using IE’s “view source” function, and to replace it with the editor of your choice.

If you build, work with, program, or design websites then you’ve likely used IE’s “view source” function dozens of times to look at the code that is generating a web page.

IE will typically open Notepad as the default text editor when you do this, which in many cases will prompt you to launch your preferred text editor then copy-and-paste the code into it before honing in on what you are looking for or working with the code.

View Source Editor will help you circumvent this unnecessary step. You will likely run this no-install program just once (or every time you decide to switch text editors), point it to your text editor, and be on your way. Its just a small thing but, as they say, the devil is in the detail!

Version tested: 1.0

Compatibility: WinAll.

Go to the program page to get the latest version (approx 157K).