A popular powerful and lightweight alternative to the default Windows Notepad, Notepad++, received an update to version 7.9.3. Among different improvements and bug fixes, there is one important compatibility change. Starting with the release 7.9.3, Notepad++ no longer supports good old Windows XP.
Here's a little trick that allows you to replace the inbox Notepad app with a more powerful Notepad++ app. The latter offers more than the default app, which is a simple text editor. Actually, the method we are going to review works with any third-party editor, be it Notepad++, Geany, AkelPad or any other app.