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How to Change Notepad++ Default File Save Location

Changing the Notepad++ default file save location is easy but the issue I ran into was the Update Notepad++ function was not working in the version of Notepad++ I was running. So I was attempting to modify the default save location which was not yet possible in the version I was using. Finally I decided to check the web site to see if a new version was available and sure enough I was running version 4.9.x and the current release was Notepad++ version 5.2.

After upgrading to Notepad++ version 5.2 more options were available to modify file save/open locations and behavior. As shown below in the image there are now three basic options to control what directory Notepad++ looks to by default for opening and saving files.

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Quickly Add a HTML META Tag to a Web Site Running Joomla

You can quickly add a meta element to a web site running Joomla using the web administration control panel. In my case I needed to add a meta tag to the index page of a web site for Google to authorize access to their Webmaster Tools section. When you sign up for the Webmaster Tools Google will ask for you to verify the site in one of two ways which are either adding a meta tag to the index page of the site or by creating a new HTML page. The easiest method using Joomla is to add the new meta tag.

Example Google Webmaster Tools Meta Tag:


  1. <meta name="verify-v1" content="UDvQfRo10KRyyWW322Ssfz/sV3zdKrgLEo=" />