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Windows: How to Change Internet Explorer View Source Editor (i.e. Notepad)

Whenever you open the source of any webpage in Internet Explorer, it opens the source code with Notepad but format is not viewed in notepad. So, I will let you know how to do it:-
1. Copy and paste the following code in Notepad:-

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerView Source EditorEditor Name]

2. Replace “wordpad.exe” in the code to the location of your editor with double slashes.
3. In notepad click on File-> Save as… and save the file with any name and the extension .REG. eg. “test.reg”
4. Now double-click on the file you have saved and click on Yes.

Note: Your default source editor in Internet Explorer will be changed to wordpad.