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Changing the Internet Explorer ‘View Source’ editor

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My favorite text editor is the open source SciTE. It has built in Lua scripting support, is highly configurable, and is, of course, small and fast. To make it IE’s ‘View Source’ editor, a registry value must be changed. Put the following into a text file saved as ie-editor.reg and double-click the file in Windows explorer.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\View Source Editor\Editor Name]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Scintilla Text Editor\\scite.exe"

Alternatively the key can be editted directly via regedt32. In any case, make sure the path specified matches the location of scite.exe on your machine. If you prefer a different text editor, you can substitute the relevant filename and path info as required.

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Written by dstelow

August 9, 2007 at 5:07 pm

Posted in dev

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