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Notepad++: Word Count, Comment Out Multiple Lines, and Uncomment

Written by Thirumalraj

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Here, I’m using Windows 11. Let’s start.

Find the Word Count on Notepad++

Note: Notepad doesn’t have a word count feature. The same applies to WordPad.

Notepad++ has a word count feature that displays the number of words in the document. You can find the word count of a Notepad++ document as follows:

Open the Notepad++ document and hit View at the top.

Click on the Summary option, and on the Summary popup, you can view the document’s word count beside Words.

That’s all.

Alternatively, you can accomplish this task by following these steps:

Open the document in Notepad++.

Double-click the length and lines in the status bar at the bottom, and in the Summary popup, you’ll find the total number of words in the document.

Comment Out Multiple Lines in Notepad++

You can comment out multiple lines in Notepad++ by following these steps:

Open Notepad++ document.

Select the lines you want to comment out and press Ctrl + Shift + Q or click Edit > Comment/Uncomment > Block Comment.

That’s all. You can uncomment lines by selecting them, and after that, click Edit > Comment/Uncomment > Block Uncomment.

The alternative ways are as follows:

Method #1

To comment, select the lines and press Ctrl + Q.

If you want to uncomment multiple lines simultaneously, use this key combination after selecting them.

Method #2

Select the lines. For comment – Press Ctrl + K. For uncomment – Press Ctrl + Shift + K. That’s all.

Disable Autocomplete in Notepad++

Notepad++ comes with autocomplete enabled by default. You can disable it, and here’s how:

Open Notepad++ and hit Settings at the top.

Click on Preferences, and select Auto-Completion in the Preferences popup. Uncheck Enable auto-completion on each input.

That’s it. You can enable the autocomplete by selecting “Enable auto-completion on each input.”

Also, keep in mind:

From these three options, you can select the one you want autocomplete for:

  • Function completion (only for functions)
  • Word completion (only for words)
  • Function and word completion (for both functions and words).

You can also specify the number of characters (1 to 9), after which the autocomplete list will appear.

Ignore numbers – if selected, Auto-Completion ignores the number.

Function parameters hint on input – if this option is selected, you’ll see the parameters of a function as a hint while using it.

You can select one or all buttons available as options in the Insert Selection section. Using those buttons, you can insert the selected suggestion.

The available options are Enter and Tab keys.

If you don’t want to use any button in the future, all you need to do is unselect it.

Thanks for reading.

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