Internet Explorer 8: Changing the text editor

December 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!

  1. Press F12 to open IE8’s Developer Tools (or Tools > Developer Tools).
  2. On the File menu, select Customize Internet Explorer View Source, then select Notepad (or select Other to choose your preferred text editor).
  3. Close the Developer Tools window.

The next time you View Source on an IE8 page, Notepad (or your preferred text editor) will open.

One comment

  1. thank you! helped a lot

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