The spell checking is often very useful when editing code, and underlining URL’s seems pretty harmless. Those URL’s open if you double click them - which can be extremely useful even within code - and the underlining alerts you to the fact that this is possible. I find it handy to put URL’s inside C comments, and sometimes code opens a URL, and it is convenient to check the URL by double clicking. Why would you ever not want the option to open a URL that is embedded in your text? Without the spell checker, I would never find odd spelling errors buried in rarely used error messages!
Defaulting features to OFF has the disadvantage that busy people probably never discover they exist!
Maybe it would help if users could vote for or against proposed changes - my bet is that a LOT of people are very happy with the vast majority of NP++features!
The project file is just XML. Why not write a Python script to create the XML file you want? I wrote myself an AWK script to do that, and it worked well.
I don’t use the project panel much any more–only for “stock” help files and such that I always want to be able to get to. For “project” file searching, I use the Open File In Solution plug-in from http://npp.incrediblejunior.com.
A solution is just another way of referring to a project (that is, the files that you care about editing).
You have to create a solution using the SolutionHub UI. The SolutionHub UI section of the link I posted explains how to create a solution. Once you have done so, and you have created a connection to OFIS in the solution (the link explains how), you can search for files in the solution by name (optionally by the entire path and name).
I cannot remember if the plug-in creates a hotkey or if I used the NPP UI to create one. Anyway, I type Alt-O to open the “Open File in Solution” dialog box. You can also get to the dialog from the NPP menu:
Plugins–>Open File In Solution–>OFIS - Show
You can get help on how to use the OFIS dialog from the NPP menu:
Well, Notepad++ is a text editor with syntax coloring and some auto-complete for many languages. Each language has its own structure of files, but this is not handled by the editor. If Django is a kind of Python, there is some coloring and auto-complete built in Np++.
Maybe there is a specific problem, but you can download the ZIP file instead, and extract the Notepad++.exe file and upgrade an earlier installation (I understand the other files change much less frequently, and this method works well for me).
I suppose it may also be worth checking your hard disk - maybe there is a defective spot.
DSpellCheck plugin has been removed from Notepad++ release due to the issue #427.
You just need move back DSpellCheck.dll from “disabled” folder to “plugins” folder (in you Notepad++ installation directory).