Internet Explorer 8: Changing the text editorDecember 7, 2009
In previous versions of Internet Explorer (IE), you could right click on a web page, select View Source and the HTML code etc. would open in Notepad. Not in IE8. The source code opens in a different viewer and you can’t edit the text.
However, you can change that!
- Press F12 to open IE8’s Developer Tools (or Tools > Developer Tools).
- On the File menu, select Customize Internet Explorer View Source, then select Notepad (or select Other to choose your preferred text editor).
- Close the Developer Tools window.
The next time you View Source on an IE8 page, Notepad (or your preferred text editor) will open.