Suggest a basic html editor for XP, please!
June 11, 2008 1:14 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know a good basic html editor for Windows XP that will install on a computer for which you don't have admin privileges?

I just want something like JuJuedit (, a Notepad substitute that has syntax highlighting etc.

I want to use it on a work PC for which I don't have admin privileges. I've installed Filezilla in My Documents and that runs perfectly well, but JuJu's installer says I need admin rights to install.
posted by Cantdosleepy to Technology (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Maybe try Notepad ++?
posted by ukdanae at 1:35 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

PSPad is a great freeware text editor with support for HTML and much more. This page seems to indicate that it can be run without being installed. There is also a related forum post here.
posted by Gomez_in_the_South at 1:47 AM on June 11, 2008

Best answer: Notepad2 does everything I need and doesn't require installation. It might be what you're looking for as well.
posted by Wasabunchi at 1:55 AM on June 11, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks guys!

PSPad sadly needs admin rights to install.

Both notepads work excellently, though thanks for all the help. Another win for aks.mefi!
posted by Cantdosleepy at 2:11 AM on June 11, 2008

I realize you've already happily found your solution, but for anyone else reading this I can't really recommend Notepad++ enough. Fantastic notepad replacement software that I use on any machine I work with, whether I'm coding or not. I spent years attempting to find one that I really like and it ended my search. woo!
posted by Stunt at 2:29 AM on June 11, 2008

Just to throw it in there: ConTEXT
posted by JoeXIII007 at 7:00 AM on June 11, 2008

posted by yoyoceramic at 7:46 AM on June 11, 2008

Don't know if it needs admin rights, but I've long been fond of HTML-Kit.
posted by epersonae at 8:06 AM on June 11, 2008

Please don't use NVU, as recommended above.

Use the updated version of it, called Komposer, due to naming rights.
posted by SlyBevel at 11:19 AM on June 11, 2008

Best answer: For even more fun drop Notepad++ Portable Edition (from on your thumb drive, copy your preferences files over and instantly have your favorite HTML editor available on any Windows computer with a USB port. Love it. Use it all the time.
posted by caution live frogs at 11:46 AM on June 11, 2008

Response by poster: ++ is winning the war so far.

Thanks guys!
posted by Cantdosleepy at 4:21 PM on June 11, 2008

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