@josias I'm finding that to be true. The one exception is Lite (see sibling post) which uses SDL.
Micro looks a little too confusing for a notepad replacement, and doesn't seem to add enough value to be good for programmers, but perhaps I'm judging to quickly. It does start instantly, but requires a host terminal.
@philipwhite I don't really know what to suggest. I always use the terminal and use Vim for everything.
@josias that's okay. I appreciate your suggestion. Nothing is perfect, so the more the more options I know about, the better. Everyone responding has already showed me a few options I didn't know about, so this has overall been helpful.
I also use the terminal for most things, including my editor (I use kakoune), but in this case I'm thinking about non-technical people who are using low-power machines that don't have fast disk speeds. That's kind of a low bar, but in my experience notepad.exe meets it fairly well (one of the few excellent things Microsoft has made).
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