Thursday, November 24, 2011

LightExplorer Adds File And Folder Explorer To Notepad++ [Plugin]

Notepad++ is becoming a more powerful and useful text editor with every new plugin. LightExplorer is an open source plugin for Notepad++ that enables a file and folder explorer inside Notepad++, allowing you to save time by navigating from within the application. LightExplorer has the ability to remember the position of folder tree from last session, allowing you to resume your work exactly from where you left it. While viewing a document, you can view the position of the current document in the tree, and add frequently used folders to Favorites for easier access.
To install LightExplorer , open Plugin Manager from Plugins—> Plugin Manager—> Show Plugin Manager. Under Available tab, select LightExplorer and click Install.
When installation is complete, enable LightExplorer from the Plugins menu at the top. It can also be enabled and disabled by using Alt + A hotkey combination.
A directory list will appear on the left side of Notepad++’s interface. Right-click any folder and select Load tree state at start so that the tree doesn’t collapse every time you exit Notepad++. You can also search particular folder by choosing Search from here from the right-click menu. Another very useful option available in the right-click menu is Add to Favorites, which lets you add folders to Favorites tab at the top for easier access.
LightExplorer is an open source plugin that works on all versions of Notepad++. Testing was done on Notepad++ 5.9.5.
Download LightExplorer