Addertjes Onder Het Gras / hiaten

This web page shows some downsides I found in software packages. Each of them, on their own, can cause major troubles to newbies trying to use the software. For more experienced people they spoil the fun using the software and often cause headaches. Some issues may exist by incident, some may be caused by policy of the software author. As soon as an issue is gone to my knowledge, it will be striked out from this website. Known workarounds will be listed too, as long as they are required.
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Too many menu items? / too few toolbar buttons?

It might be better if a 'newbie' mode would be provided, only showing the most common menu items and a more effective selection of toolbar buttons?


Notepad++ is a great editor with excellent syntax highlighting, bracket highlighting and syntax completion. This all makes life much easier. The many menu items could make some features a bit less effective for new users. Some additional common features probably should have a toolbar button. For instance, the dual subwindow feature I only discovered after years of use. I still tend to have troubles quickly locating tab indention options and the wordwrap option and I haven't found toolbar buttons for quick code folding expansion/collapsing and for easy indentation changes.