Everything you need to get started with Red, including Red itself!

Just press the play button to run your script! *

*the very first run may take a while as the Red executable compiles the GUI console.

After much trial and error with Notepad++ configuration, I came up with a setup that is clean, lean, and allows you to save & run a Red script by simply pressing a "play" button.

It has all the nice features of Notepad++, syntax highlight for Red and the necessary plugins packet in a zip file along with a copy of the Red executable. This zip extracts to a folder that is portable and self-sufficient, meaning you can clone it just by coping and pasting.

I called this package, very creatively, Rededitor. You can get it in the Downloads page.

I even suggest you tick on Settings/Preferences.../Hide menu bar to  make it look even leaner and cleaner (see the first screenshot at the top). You can toggle the menu bar back by pressing the alt key or F10.

After downloading of the zip, extract the Rededitor folder. Inside you will have this:


  • Remember to regularly update the Red interpreter with the latest Red release, renamed to "red.exe".
  • Rededitor License:

Rededitor is just a pre-configured Notepad++ with 3 plugins: "Customize Toolbar", "NppExec" and "NppExport. Please, refer to Notepad++'s "license.txt" in Rededitor's folder.

As far as I'm concerned you can do whatever you want with Rededitor as long as you respect Notepad++ license.

The only actual change made to the program itself (Notepad++) was the window's icon.