Notepad - Still too slow on loading large files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Adahn, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Adahn

    Adahn Guest

    Take the fastest machine money can buy,
    a file larger than a couple megabytes,
    and the latest Notepad still craps out and seizes up.



    Please show me someone from Microsoft to smack for this.
     
    Adahn, Mar 7, 2006
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  2. It's the way that Notepad is structured - remember that a 200 word text file
    will be 200 bytes - 1024 word text file will be 1MB. It's because it has to
    read every single character, unlike Wordpad does :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 7, 2006
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  3. Adahn

    Adahn Guest

    The operation of copying a file has to read every single byte as well, as
    still that's quicker than it takes Notepad.. don't tell me they're all so
    caught up in monkeying Mac OSX that they can't figure out how to improve the
    performance and responsiveness of the most basic of existing tools?? sheesh
     
    Adahn, Mar 8, 2006
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  4. Adahn

    Adahn Guest

    The operation of copying a file has to read every single byte as well, as
    still that's quicker than it takes Notepad.. don't tell me they're all so
    caught up in monkeying Mac OSX that they can't figure out how to improve the
    performance and responsiveness of the most basic of existing tools?? sheesh
     
    Adahn, Mar 8, 2006
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  5. Basically... yeh. But trust me, there's no way you can improve Notepad
    anymore - the only reason it's there now is because they don't want to get
    rid of it (loyalty) and the fact that people still need something as simple
    as it gets to edit code - C# bits and bobs, HTML, Jscript etc.

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 8, 2006
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  6. Adahn

    SlowFax Guest

    Agreed. Microsoft cannot (=is not able to) improve Notepad. They had 15
    years of trials.
    ALL other editors are better.

    SlowFax
     
    SlowFax, Mar 8, 2006
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    Tom Lake Guest

    Agreed. Microsoft cannot (=is not able to) improve Notepad. They had 15 years of
    You never used EDLIN?

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Mar 8, 2006
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  8. Adahn

    Adahn Guest

    C# bits and bobs, HTML, Jscript etc.

    ...configuration files, XML, registry exports, scripts, e-books, logs, chat
    transcripts...

    All we're asking is that it not freeze up outright on loading large files -
    start displaying the text right away, and allow us to select it but keep it
    read-only while a separate thread loads in rest of the file.

    Surely it seems absurd to leave the possibility of something this basic
    freezing up on the latest dual-core multiprocessor 1+ GB RAM setup?
    ...didn't know loyalty was the only reason for an OS to have the ability to
    edit text files.. and how many people have anything other than Notepad
    associated with .txt files?

    Fewer than the number of people who'll be needing DVD Maker, that's for
    sure.
     
    Adahn, Mar 8, 2006
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  9. Adahn

    Guest Guest

    "..didn't know loyalty was the only reason for an OS to have the ability
    to
    edit text files.. and how many people have anything other than Notepad
    associated with .txt files?

    Fewer than the number of people who'll be needing DVD Maker, that's for
    sure. "

    lol. maybe MS should scrap Notepad for Office Word 2007. Another program
    duplication!
     
    Guest, Mar 12, 2006
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  10. Adahn

    Paul Smith Guest

    Notepad was never intended to open large files.

    If you want a decent text editor, there are dozens available. My favourite
    is EmEditor.

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    Paul Smith, Apr 11, 2006
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  11. Adahn

    John Elliott Guest

    There are many cases where a plain text editor is needed. I use it to read
    and write all different kinds of files, that are intended to be read by
    software.
    John E.
     
    John Elliott, May 3, 2006
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  12. Adahn

    ac Guest

    If your files are below 2 GB in size, the most impressive notepad
    replacement I've seen is found by googling for jujuedit. Many others add too
    much stuff, this adds just what you'd expect from notepad replacement. One
    might argue that hex view and regex search & replace support doesn't belong
    to notepad but I digress...

    And I've tried a dozen notepad replacements..
     
    ac, May 13, 2006
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