Normally I work on a Mac, but my work with Maximo means I still live in the Windows world too. Just like OS X text editors, the default editors in Windows need a little help from the outside. For Windows, my favorite editor is Notepad++. The gang over at Tech-Recipes show how easy it is to have Notepad++ be your default editor for a given file type.
Notepad++ is one of the smartest editors available that programmers typically use. If you have installed Notepad++, by default the system will not set Notepad++ as your default editor. Fortunately, you can use settings that are available in Notepad++ to circumvent this issue.