Install New Theme In Notepad++

Notepad++I did a post a little while ago on changing the theme in Notepad++, which was brought about by preferring to use dark themes in a lot of apps (such as Outlook.com and here on azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant). With Notepad++ I’ve found that I don’t actually like any of the default dark themes so took a look round to see if I could add a new one.

Fortunately, it is possible and there are a number of themes people have created which can be downloaded and used. In this post, I’m going to show how to install and use a new theme.

The theme I have decided to try is Dracula:

Dracula: A dark theme for Notepad++ and 50+ apps

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Tool To Make A Bootable Windows USB Drive

WindowsBack in 2013, I posted an article on making a bootable Windows 8 USB drive; while this post is still relevant, the download link to the tool is no longer valid, due to Microsoft closing CodePlex.

The tool is still available; it can be downloaded directly from Microsoft here.

Installing FileZilla Client: Conclusion

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionThis post is part of the Installing FileZilla Client series. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

The main thing I don’t like about FileZilla is not being able to hide the local folder structure. However, my objection to a lot of other FTP clients is that they insist on enumerating through all folders and files before even starting to upload any files; FileZilla will upload files and folders even while it is enumerating through the folders. This means that overall it is a lot faster uploading files than the other FTP clients.

The installation of FileZilla includes too many other pieces of software, which changes through time, for my taste. The version I installed in this series included two browsers; Brave and Opera. Even this isn’t enough to divert me to other FTP clients which will trouble me far more in day-to-day usage.

Installing FileZilla Client: Stop Upload of GitHub Files

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionThis post is part of the Installing FileZilla Client series. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

With my transition from developing plugins for Wordpress to developing them for ClassicPress I have started to use GitHub (on which I will soon be writing a series). One problem I’ve noticed is that when uploading folders which are GitHub repositories, the GitHub files and folders are also uploaded.

However, this does not need to be the case. To prevent GitHub repository files and folders being uploaded, you can change a setting in FileZilla. To do this, click the View menu and select Directory listing filters:

FileZilla View menu

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Installing FileZilla Client: First Run

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionThis post is part of the Installing FileZilla Client series. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

With the FileZilla client installed it is now available to use; to launch FileZilla, click the icon on the Windows start menu. On first run, the Welcome to FileZilla dialog will be displayed. Click Ok to dismiss the dialog:

Welcome to FileZilla

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Installing FileZilla Client: Installation

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionThis post is part of the Installing FileZilla Client series. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

With the FileZilla client downloaded, the next step is to install it. Run the downloaded executable:

Windows Explorer showing the downloaded file

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Installing FileZilla Client: Downloading

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionThis post is part of the Installing FileZilla Client series. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

FileZilla can be downloaded from the FileZilla Project website; click the big green Download FileZilla Client button:

FileZilla - The free FTP solution download page

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Installing FileZilla Client: Series Index

FileZilla - The free FTP solutionI’ve tried a number of FTP applications over the years, but I keep coming back to FileZilla. While are a few things I don’t like about it, it seems to be the best of the free offerings available. FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS; server binaries are available for Windows only. This series is taking a look only at the Windows FileZilla client.

Over the course of this short series I am going to install and use FileZilla. The index below will automatically upload if you are reading this the source blog, otherwise check back to the master post at azurecurve.

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Changing Themes in Notepad++

Notepad++I’ve Started using Dark Modes on lots of applications and websites, when available (such as on Outlook.com and here on azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant. One of the applications I wanted to do this on was Notepad++, but I struggled to find the themes section to make the change.

The problem was that I suffered from a bit of tunnel vision when looking for the option. I was looking for themes, when I should have been looking for styles; specifically the Style Configurator:

Notepad++ Settings menu showing the Style Configurator

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Errors Starting Local by Flywheel

Local By FlywheelI fired up Local by Flywheel again recently to test some changes to a plugin; as it started I received a series of errors:

Error message

Error
Uh-oh! We ran into a hiccup when trying to start the Local Machine.
Unable to start the VM: C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBoxVBoxManage.exe startvm local-by-flywheel --type headless failed:

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