Notepad++ 6.8.5 released
In order to take advantage of modern save dialog, the save dialog behaviour is changed in the 2 latest releases.
The old behaviour: if user chooses one of the filters, the file name will be concatenated with a file extension.
The new behaviour: the file name won’t be concatenated with a file extension if a filter is selected. User has to add the extension manually. The filter is used only for filter files.
Could you provide more info? (descriptions, screenshots, etc…)
I think I found a regression in v6.8.5.
Open a document (C++ source file in my case) and try to quick-search a word (Ctrl+F3 over the word). If it is found it is not always marked green (by the default theme) as it was before but it is grey. All other visible instances of the same word on the screen are also not marked (highlighted). If you scroll the page up and down with the mouse scrolling wheel the smart highlighting sometimes appears and sometimes disappears. This doesn’t happen always. With all other conditions the same, the issue has not been observed in 6.8.3.
Does anyone have the same problem?
File extension error.
After upgrading to 6.8.4 and also in 6.8.5 i find the following problems
When doing a “file save as” and “file save a copy as” the file extension seems to be omitted every time. when typing out the extension it works but it does not retain the file extensions as previously. Even if I select PHP file type (in my case) it still does not save it with the ext… i have to physically type out the "DOT.PHP " file extension to save correctly.
I have not installed or removed any other softrware in the period from 6.8.3 when it as last working until i upgraded, so my conclusion that it was maybe another program crashing also not valid. all that it seems to be is the newer versions.
Have tried removing all extra plugins but problem still exists.
Any suggestions or ideas ?
replace oryginal file styler.xml in %appdata%/notepad++ to http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/3tmhRSwO/file.html
@codecodecode2 just close Notepad++, remove your %appdata%\Notepad++\stylers.xml then relaunch your Notepad++.
Could you please fix the problem regarding Installer (is coming from many version ago) about not translated window/items into the installer?
Why don’t pout the installer script in Translation section to ask to other guys to help you to fix it?
I don’t see why the new behaviour would be OK, even if it is intended behaviour. If I select a file extension in the save dialog, I expect the file to be saved with that extension, so I do not expect to have to add it manually! It is confusing the way it is going now and it is not as expected.
I agree - incredibly annoying.
Ever since 6.8.4 - extension is not added when selecting Language before doing Save, or even choosing File Type directly in Save As dialog…
~ Is there a way to turn off “modern” dialog, because this is step backwards…
+correct me if i’m wrong - but adding extension is just a few lines of code…
In the old style dialog: adding extension is just a few lines of code - that’s why it has been done.
In the new style dialog: adding extension is just a few miles of code - that’s why it is not done.
This issue is still on my radar. I’ll see what I do about it.
I don’t clearly understand the motivation behind this change. IMHO, when a drop-down’s title is “Save as type”, it should allow the user to do just that: choose the type he wants his file to be saved as, not filter files in the file-view (otherwise it should have been titled something like “Extension filter”).
Nevertheless, even if there’s a reasonable motivation behind it, and I’m sure there is, the OLD behavior is a feature as well! Removal of feature X for new, “better” feature Y is not something the user should experience so unexpectedly especially when he has been using feature X for a long time.
Thus I suggest AT LEAST having an option somewhere in Notepad++ (checkbox, default unchecked) which when selected enables the old behavior - default extension = .txt, clicking save automatically appends the selected extension if one is missing :)
I honestly find the current behavior annoying too and at first I thought it was unintended behavior - i.e. a BUG, not a feature, the reason being the first phrase of this reply :)
Thus I suggest AT LEAST having an option somewhere in Notepad++ (checkbox, default unchecked) which when selected enables the old behavior
Very nice! Thanks a lot :D