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FluentNotepad

FluentNotepad is a free portable tool created by SalvoG92 at deviantART that provides a Office 2010-like ribbon user interface in Windows 7/Vista.

How to replace it with the default Windows Notepad:

  1. Download the tool. (Link given below)




  2. Open the archive.

  3. Navigate to: C:\Windows & C:\Windows\System32 (Change C: to your system drive) and rename the Notepad.exe file in both the folders to Notepad-No-Ribbon.exe

  4. Copy FluentNotepad.exe & Fluent.dll from the downloaded folder and paste them in C:\Windows & C:\Windows\System32 (Change C: with your system drive).

  5. Rename FluentNotepad.exe to Notepad.exe.

Now the default Windows Notepad will be replaced with the Ribbon UI Notepad.

How to restore the default Windows Notepad:

  1. Navigate to: C:\Windows & C:\Windows\System32 (Change C: to your system drive) and delete the Notepad.exe & Fluent.dll files in both the folders.

  2. Rename the Notepad-No-Ribbon.exe file in C:\Windows & C:\Windows\System32 (Change C: to your system drive) to Notepad.exe.

Now the Ribbon UI Notepad will be replaced with the default Windows Notepad.

Download Link (360 KB) (Requires .NET Framework 4)

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