I have been using notepad++. But after reading this topic i downloaded zend studio 8, and the very first sight of it blew my mind away, i was unbearably slow as well. I seemed to be too difficult for a starter who has never used IDE editor.
Can someone recommend any other editor? I am looking for a php-editor that could validate my php script, and that could tell me about possible mistakes. But that doesn't interfere with my code and doesn't automatically edit me without me knowing it.