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Save Changes to Notepad Configuration (All Windows)

The Notepad text editor included with Windows lets you configure the page setup including headers, footers and margins. These options are not normally saved between sessions but with this tweak Notepad can be made to save any changes.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value called "fSavePageSettings" and set it to "1" to save the page setup settings.

Create a new DWORD value called "fSaveWindowPositions" and set it to "1" to save the window position.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: These settings work on specific versions of Notepad included with Microsoft Windows. Although they are supported by most versions of Notepad some versions may not support all options.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|fSavePageSettingsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|fSaveWindowPositionsREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Notepad]
Value Name: fSavePageSettings, fSaveWindowPositions
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: November 7, 2002