Yes, your different points of view are quite sensible ! It’s just that I still used to think about a laptop as a limited storage device ( My old Win XP machine had two partitions : C: of 10 Gb and D: of 30 Gb, only ! ). So, let me a couple of weeks to fully realize that my newWin 10 laptop has 415 Gb of free space !!
I first considered to recopy all my 30 Gb pack of photos ( already saved on two different external HDD and on a 64 Gb USB key ) on the SSD disk of my HP machine. But, you’re right ! This operation is useless : I just have to keep the USB key and the tiny2 Tb HDD, recently purchased, in my laptop bag, for any further photo session !
Do you have your periodic session backup turned on?
If yes, could you please try disabling it and see if the CPU usage is still high?
Can you also check the CPU usage when you disable your network connectivity (all of it - Ethernet cable and WiFi)?
As far as I know, files that begin with RIFF and then binary data are Resource Interchange File Format, which are the “container” format used for WAV music files and similar binary data.
Like I said, it looks like the CFG file at that name has been overwritten with data that isn’t normally in a .cfg. I cannot see how opening it in Notepad++ could have caused that. And if you open it with Windows Notepad (notepad.exe, that came with your OS), I am sure you will see the RIFF and some of the other plaintext, and not be able to see the original CFG data.
sometimes I really have to look to find it’s secret pop-up location!
points to the Find Dialog’s stealthy appearance
I use 4 monitors as well most of the time, and I have no such problems. There are no secrets/stealth operations here – the Find dialog will remain where YOU last put it. There should be no need to go hunting for it, just don’t put it in a different location at different times – and if you do, remember where that was.
if <Ctrl-F> could at least open the dialog on the same monitor
Think of how many users that would not want that; I’m one of them. I’ll go out on a limb and say that most users of 2+ monitors have N++ full-screen on one of them, and a Find window appearing on that, right in the way of the text they are editing, would be terribly annoying as they now have to grab that Find window and move it somewhere else, to see their text behind it.
OK guys, thanks for the info. Didn’t think NP++ was using any Codecs, but with the install dates matching and the depth of NP++ also couldn’t rule it out. Yes, I checked with the normal player I use, VLC, but they also Nope, all their codecs are built in. Thanks, time for more investigating …
If you are still interested in the Notepad++ with PythonScript plugin solution, let us know, the next time Alan logs in, he may be able to offer more advice on how to get that working.
I thought some more about this, and I don’t think it is on-topic enough for Notepad++ in order to pursue it here. While a PythonScript could be written to do this, it is really unrelated to Notepad++ and is just plain Python, making it a better topic for some other forum.
I think you’re doing the right thing to avoid them.
Use an older version and periodically upgrade to a newer (but not the newest) version that hasn’t been shown to have critical problems.
Suggest you show an example as what Peter tried was contrived because you didn’t, and may not illustrate the problem you are seeing. Please include copyable text as well as a screenshot of the bogus lexing you see in your next posting.
Also, providing your debug info wouldn’t hurt either. For full details see HERE but the gist of it is go to the ? menu and choose Debug Info... and click the blue link for Copy debug info into clipboard.
I agree that standard Windows associating methodology can cover a major number of usecases when working with text files. But sometimes Windows or some apps open files for you without asking what editor to use (under the hood they call default notepad in similar way like I specified above).
It looks like the parameter -notepadStyleCmdline was created specifically for this “hack” with replacing default notepad, but there is something wrong with parameter processing in NPP.