Any good and free lightweight tools to preview text files easily?
Posted on 2006-03-20
I'm looking for a freeware that can be used to preview text files easily in Windows. Fancy tool would be nice too.:) I need something that I can use to help me browse through all my scripts in each directory easily. The only tool that allows me to preview is MS Office Word, File Open, and choosing the preview view. But Word loads slowly and the preview pane has very limited function. I can hardly resize the screen to my liking and the mouse scroll wheel won't work. Any suggestions? I'm looking for something that can be a text editor (which means I can open up the file), but the main concern is the the preview function (viewing files w/o opening). I want to be able to point to a file in a directory and see the contents of the file in another pane (kinda like a jpg viewer). Then as I step down to another file, the other one goes into preview pane. Actually the best way to describe it is like the popular jpg viewers, except I'm viewing text files. I understand that the files are being opened as I view them, but I just want it to be quick w/o my intervention of having to open and close them, and have some better control on viewing and moving around the files.