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Notepad++ reducing carbon emissions and power demands? Wrrraaaaahhh!

 

I wrote an article for an upcoming symposium, and have it stashed away on a backup drive. It is an analysis of power usage of the internet. The analysis considers:

 

1 - all things like your monitor, computer, all its peripherals, drives, graphics cards, cpu, memory

2 - all mobile devices, phones, tablets, cameras, webcams and so on; if they're internet connected

3 - backbone and infrastructure, gateways, wan & lan hardware, routers, modems

4 - servers, repeaters, datacenters, power distribution

5 - web hosting, search engines, and all their peripherals

6 - mobile towers, microwave & satellite links, fiber channels

7 - backup services and devices

8 - misc consumer things list set-top boxes, gaming consoles, a/c adapters & chargers, USB accessories

9 - industrial and transportation wireless datalinks

10 - financial market activity

11 - surveillance and spy activities

12 - supercomputer research

13 - medical databases

14 - library and archive activity

15 - personal email and your web page

 

If it's hooked into the global internet, it's part of the statistics.

 

What do you think the power consumption of all that adds up to? The answer is the combined output of 5 mid/large sized nuclear powerstations. A grand total capacity of just under 33 gigawatts.

 

If we were to cut out un-necessary usage of the internet, things like:

1 - viewing pornography

2 - movie, music, and software piracy via bittorrent

3 - spamming and excessive flash-video advertising

4 - inconsequential facebook and texting activities, junkmail, network gaming

5 - people leaving screensavers running 24/7

..crap like that. We'd be able to shut down or reallocate two of those powerstations!

 

Just by switching from CRT to LCD these past 10 years we've lessened the demand by 1/2 powerstation already.

 

Each time you engage a search engine, the demand you place on the powerstations is almost 21 watts, for duration from when you begin typing the request till the time the results are returned to you. If you eliminated HDD buffering, system cache technologies, and power management internal to the CPU; the result would come to about 750 watts for that microsecond you're waiting for a return answer - except it would be measured in minutes now!

 

If you were to collect all of the internet's electrons, which are flowing through its wires, you might fill a pinhead. And that's if you're careful and don't drop any.

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just a little thank you nodles for this thread.

 

because of it, i have discovered the joys of Notepad++

it has replaced my reliance on Notepad (yeah yeah i know) and i have found it bloddy fantasic.

 

i have recently started writting HTML code and it's especially great at doing that.

but just the overall ease of use is brilliant.

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just a little thank you nodles for this thread.

 

because of it, i have discovered the joys of Notepad++

it has replaced my reliance on Notepad (yeah yeah i know) and i have found it bloddy fantasic.

 

i have recently started writting HTML code and it's especially great at doing that.

but just the overall ease of use is brilliant.

Nice to hear! :D

Notepad++ is a great little program.

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just a little thank you nodles for this thread.

 

because of it, i have discovered the joys of Notepad++

it has replaced my reliance on Notepad (yeah yeah i know) and i have found it bloddy fantasic.

 

i have recently started writting HTML code and it's especially great at doing that.

but just the overall ease of use is brilliant.

 

To be quite frank, Notepad had always been my preferred text editor before I started writing code.

 

My highschool teachers were often confused by the "New Text document.txt" appended to the top of print outs I'd give them. :lol:

 

I've also used Sublime Text which is pretty good too, but I've stuck with Np++ for a few years now.

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@superfast

agreed, it is the tabs that has probably won me other the most, being able to compare two side by side is also great.

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There are other notepads which may be simpler than notepad++, but I do like the tabs in notepad.

 

 

You and your tabs :rolleyes:

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Notepad++ v6.2.3

  1. Fix find "\r\n" bug in RegExpr mode.
  2. Change "Delete file" command to "Move to Recycle Bin".
  3. Add Remove empty lines feature.
  4. Change document default value from ANSI to UTF8 w/o BOM.
  5. Enable Word-completion under CJK environment for unicode document.

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6.3 is out: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.3.html

 

  1. Fix regex search replace hanging problem.
  2. Fix folding performance issue.
  3. Fix folding level N folds partially bug.
  4. Add UDL (User Defined Language) versioning.
  5. Make UDL line comment start position definition be more accurate.
  6. Add new options for UDL number definition.
  7. Fix applying wrong UDL bug while several UDL exist.
  8. Fix UDL incorrect folding while Unix EOL is used.
  9. Fix UDL stream comment hanging problem.
  10. Fix UDL multi-part keywords recongnition problem while "Ignore case" is checked.
  11. Fix a UDL number recongnition problem.
  12. Fix crashing on XP problem in UDL.
  13. Fix the bug that double clicking on tab with 2 views doesn't open new file.
  14. Fix the bug that file cannot be opened via Explorer context menu when Notepad++ is run as administrator.
  15. Fix the problem that calltip becomes garbage after switching document.
  16. Fix the bug that empty document cannot be saved when using special encoding.
  17. Fix the issue of document focus after canceling exit on an unsaved file.
  18. Fix tab display bug when buffer's filename is changed or buffer is closed.
  19. Fix the problem of wrong starting window position on the second monitor.
  20. Remove the redundant message under win7/vista/xp while move file into recycle bin.

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cool.

looks like they have been busy.

especially liked #19, which I like to think they fixed just for me. :)

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This is way late but 6.3.1 came out a while ago

 

Released March 18th

 

# Fixed bugs and added features:

* Fix replacing '\n' bug in both extended and regex mode.

* Remember folding states for each file in session.

* Fix a crash bug on uncommenting.

* Add "Set Updater proxy..." command for setting the proxy of updater.

* Fix the problem of Window position not saved/restored properly.

* Add new API NPPM_GETCURRENTVIEW.

# Included plugins:

* Spell Checker v1.3.3

* NppFTP 0.24.1

* NppExport v0.2.8

* Plugin Manager 1.0.8

* Converter 3.0

 

LOL. And as I posted this, 6.3.2 is apparently up as well (just released today)

 

Notepad++ v6.3.2 new feature and fixed bug:

  1. Fix a regression (performance issue).
  2. Recognize wscript and Rakefile respectively as python and ruby file.

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6.3.3

 

 

# New features:

* Add remembering folding between sessions feature.

* Optimize startup (loading last session) performance.

* Add multi-select feature in Document List Panel and Close/Keep the selected files commands (right click).

* Add new spell checker plugin(DSpellCheck).

# Included plugins:

* DSpellCheck v1.1.4

* NppFTP 0.24.1

* NppExport v0.2.8

* Plugin Manager 1.0.8

* Converter 3.0

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v6.4.3 (saw this a few days ago when updating my system and meant to do it then!)

 

Release Date: 2013-07-28

 

Notepad++ v6.4.3 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Fix a crash issue while using Function list.
     
  2. Enhance delimiter selection (Ctrl + Mouse Double Click) - add GUI settings in Preferences dialog.
     
  3. Add open session in the new instance capacity.
     
  4. Add new command line argument "-openSession" for opening a session file.
     
  5. Add multi-instance option.
     
  6. Fix regression -systemtray command line option not working properly.
     
  7. Fix begin/end selection bug after the text modification between the begin and end position.
     
  8. Add localization command line option -LlangCode where langCode is browser language code.

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http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.4.5.html

 

Notepad++ v6.4.5 bug fix:

  1. Fix a regression on recent files history.

 

Notepad++ v6.4.4 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Fix a crash issue while there's missing tag in functionList.xml.
  2. Fix UTF-8 (w/o BOM) detection bug.
  3. Fix line numbers space problem while folding.
  4. Fix opening file in Notepad++ makes Aero-snapped cancelled.
  5. Change behaviour: statusbar reports the number of selected characters instead of number of bytes now.
  6. Add "close all tab to left" and "close all tab to right" features.
  7. Add direct access to the tab feature (Ctrl + NumPad).
  8. Fix macro replaying crash issue.
  9. Add insert blank line above/below the current line feature(Ctrl+Alt+Enter/Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Enter respectively).
  10. Add selection between matching braces feature.
  11. Fix opening file problem from the network drive.
  12. Fix C++ class (*.h) parsing problem in function list while there is comment on the beginning of document.
  13. Enhance function list's C/C++ parser.

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v6.5 (2013-09-30)

 

# New features and bug fixes:

* Update Scintilla to version 3.3.4

* Add language CoffeeScript support.

* Add multi-paste support for multi-selection/column mode.

* Add new feature: auto-close parentheses, quotes, bracket and matched xml/html tag.

* Add php, perl, xml, batch, ini and nsis for the build-in function list.

* Add User Defined Languages support for the build-in function list.

* Add reload feature for the build-in function list.

* Fix a minor problem of file extension support for the build-in function list.

* Fix a tag matching bug by disabling tag matching inside PHP code blocks.

* Fix right-to-left text after closing document map bug.

* Fix cancelling shutdown make Notepad++ quit w/o saving files bug.

* Enhance "Begin/End select" feature: Check "Begin/End select" menu item when active.

* Enhance Mark all feature: 2 options "Match case" and "Match whole word only" in Find/Replace dialog .

* Fix a Replace dialog status bar display problem by clearing status bar before processing any action.

* Add new feature: if Notepad++ is running as administrator, display this info on the title bar.

* Rename "block comment" to "Single line comment" and "stream comment" to "block comment".

* Remove invalid command "Online Documentation".

# Included plugins:

* DSpellCheck v1.2.7.0

* NppFTP 0.24.1

* NppExport v0.2.8

* Plugin Manager 1.0.8

* Converter 3.0

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I finally figured out how to fix notepad++ setting the descriptions of all the file types I open it with to 'text file'

 

Previously, it decided for reasons I can't fathom to set ini, txt, log, and probably others all to "Text File" which is pretty annoying since they're all pretty different.

 

I used FileTypesMan to reset them back to whatever I wanted (Log File, Configuration Settings, Text File) then changed the default action on Log and ini to open with notepad++ (i didn't do it through windows)

 

this kept the windows descriptions but still opens them by default in notepad++

 

I somehow bumbled about and did this a few months ago for log files but I just figured out /how/ i did it tonight :)

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6.5.1

 

# New features and bug fixes:

- Add search and sort abilities into build-in function list.

- Add auto-completion for absolute path feature.

- Fix scrolling text problem while using "Synaptics touchpad".

- Fix EOL type not correctly determined for UTF-16 files bug.

- Fix tab settings bug in Normal text.

# Included plugins:

- DSpellCheck v1.2.10

- NppFTP 0.24.1

- NppExport v0.2.8

- Plugin Manager 1.0.8

- Converter 3.0

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Notepad++ v6.5.2 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Add sort lines feature.
  2. Make 2 external commands as build-in commands: Open containing folder in Explorer/cmd.
  3. URL hovered highlighting can be customized.
  4. Fix the bug that Global Styles are not loaded completely in Stylers Configurator.
  5. Improve php and js parsers in functionList.
  6. Add panel icons for 6 panels: ascii insertion, clipboard history, doc map, doc switcher, function list and project.
  7. Fix function list class border determination problem (while open/close symbols are in the comment zone).
  8. Fix crash (buffer overflowed problem) for function calltip.
  9. Fix a bug in path auto-completion feature.
  10. Fix tab close button's color remains hovered while mouse leaves.
  11. Update html auto-completion file.

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6.5.3

 

# New features and bug fixes:
- Make advanced scrolling optional so it can be disabled in case of touchpad scrolling problem.
- Enhance sort lines feature: if several lines are selected, only the selected lines are sorted.
- Add hex value column in Ascii Insert Panel.
- Enhance performance: prevent switched-in document from being parsed by function list and by document map while these 2 panels are hidden.
- Fix the bug that modified tab interface colour settings cannot be saved in stylers configurator.
- Fix text crazy flickering while resizing the frame on a specific position.
- Fix the context menu not shown for the all other users (accounts) in the same PC.
# Included plugins:
- DSpellCheck v1.2.11
- NppFTP 0.24.1
- NppExport v0.2.8
- Plugin Manager 1.0.8
- Converter 3.0
- Mime Tool 1.9

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6.5.4 release 18.2.14

 

  1. Enhance Notepad++ to conform with DPI-aware application.
  2. Make extension column optional in vertical file switcher.
  3. Add 3rd option "function + word completion" in auto-completion feature.
  4. Fix closing bug in doc switcher via the context menu (right clicking of an unselected item).

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Notepad++ v6.5.5 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Add character encoding auto-detection feature.
  2. Fix the word-completion hanging problem by typing Chinese in ANSI document under Chinese Windows 7/8 64 bits.
  3. Enable word-completion in ANSI document under CJK environment.
  4. Add wildcard capacity for file name argument in command line.
  5. Add new command line argument "-r" for opening files recursively (with wildcard characters).
  6. Fix the crash bug while setting current document as Objective-C source code.
  7. Fix rename not replacing the existing file bug.
  8. Enhance Function list feature: reload on saving.
  9. Enhance Function list feature: better recognition of perl function.
  10. Fix sorting path in Windows document dialog makes Notepad++ crash.
  11. Fix the no extension column setting for Doc Switcher not initialized properly in preference dialog.
  12. Add "Command line arguments help" menu item command.

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