I really love Notepad</grin>, I think it does a wonderful job with the really simple things, like a quick and dirty way of opening text files, web.configs (if you are in a rush only of course).
I use Notepad++ at work http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm and so far I'm a very happy chap.
So how do you change to say..Vi in Windows XP
- Download TweakUI from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
- Start Tweak UI and update your view source editor under Internet Explorer | View Source, and then point it to the exe of your editor of choice.
But mate, what about Vista?
oh yeah!, TweakUI does not work in Vista so I read this IE7 blog entry in the msdn blogs
You can also download this mini-app to do it for you ( preferred choice, since I could not find the HKey described above on my Vista sys)
http://www.iconico.com/viewSourceEditor/ ( skip the registration!)
Worked very well.