Tuesday, September 16, 2008

TextEdit in Plaint Text Mode

Max OS provides a text editor called as TextEdit. I thought it is the equivalent of Notepad for Windows. Actually it is very smart. The default setting is to open a file in its desired format.

I need a not so smart editor like Notepad to edit, view or do search for a html file. The smart mode made me so frustrating. The TextEdit displays a html file like browser or rich formatted layout.

Finally I figured out a way to solve the problem. You can change preference so that a html file can be opened as a plain text file. Here is my setting:

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