Easily replace Notepad with Atom. Administrator privileges are required for a one-time setup.
After installing, use the menu: Packages » Replace Notepad » Replace Notepad.
Note that you have to restore notepad before you uninstall this package!
If there are multiple users using the machine, please be aware of the following caveats:
replace-notepadstub can't find Atom, it will offer to disable the redirect.
If you want to compile
replace-notepad.exe yourself, download Cygwin and install the
mingw64-i686-gcc-core package. Then open the Cygwin terminal, go to the
bin directory, and run
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If you forgot to restore Notepad and uninstalled Atom, you can easily restore it by running this command. In Windows 10, open an elevated command prompt by right-clicking on the start menu and then clicking Command Prompt (Admin).
cmd /C reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\notepad.exe" /f
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