I like having a quick-to-launch text-editor,
it the best feature in my opinion.
I had various other "more complex" "editor" which include testing coverage,
error corrections, code segment-suggestions and more "cool features".
while it was fun to run and use,
the way I use my workstation (multi-tasks, a lot of browsers a lot of tabs, some web-extensions I've created that modify DOM-content and work and in the background) consume a lot of RAM, and usually those editors just can keep up.
I've spent a lot of time improving various editions of VIM for Windows, eclipse, webstorm (and its friends), netbeans, notepad++ both in modifying them with command-line switches, reverse-engineer them to add more features, dirty HEX edit them to break their online access (skipping "unavoidable" update-check), making them portable so registry values will be saved as INI file, making launchers for them, making launchers for them that makes them portable (vs. VMWare's thinapp for example), and modifying them to be well supported on Windows 10, or patching their embedded manifest to make them use GDI+ or be aware of high-DPI screens!
at the end,
I have a very small editor called Notepad2,
it's even a 'mod' (not one of mine, although I did modify it afterwards).
It has built-in (xml embedded in the exe...) syntax highlighting.
I supports moderately large files (~50MB) pretty fast, encoding, EOL, regex search/replace, braces matching and marking matching (which slows it down sometimes).
I've bind it with my autohotkey script (https://github.com/eladkarako/AutoHotKey
) to open up when I press Win+Backspace and I've used it as an editor and default opening for most of the file-extensions on my machine - just because it is fast! both launch and rendering. its portable too settings are kept on an INI file.
I don't know which variation of the Notepad2 I was modified,
it was several years now. but the current version exist in here: https://github.com/eladkarako/mods/tree/store