Ah, nice to see that other people are enjoying metapad as much as I do. I've been a fan and a user for at least 4 years. I'm a sysadmin and I always replace notepad with metapad on the machines I'm administering. Surprisingly enough, this is the first time I've heard other people talk about metapad. None of my colleagues and former co-workers have heard of it (and few of them seem to be able to appreciate the difference. Strange). Also, I'm using about 80% of the freeware you're using. We are being blessed by hardworking people out there, so please paypal them some contributions as encouragement. I do! Oh, almost forgot to mention the number one freeware of them all, in my book. Dale Nurden’s taskbar clock enhancement utility. Check it out on http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen/tclockex.htm.