Notepad++ 6.8.6 released

  • @Richard-Payne Could you create issue and upload to:
    or send dump to me (don_DOT_h_AT_free_DOT_fr).

    Could you provide me more informations:

    1. your OS version
    2. your plugin list
    3. How do you produce the crash

    Thank you.

  • Doing that at the moment - plugin manager does not have any plugins ticked - that’s not normal is it?

  • Just drop down Plugins menu, then you will have the list.

  • OK done that and added picture to issue raised #1070
    Also sent dump file to you direct

  • I also encountered a crash with this version, running on W10-64-bit.

    I didn’t seem to be doing anything much at the time, but I had recently saved the file I was working on.

    Unfortunately I dismissed the crash box before I thought about saving information. For future reference, how do I produce the dump file?


  • @David-Bailey The dialog that you dismissed gives an option to create a dump file. I am not aware of any other way, but maybe the Devs can clarify that?

  • double-clicking on text-highlights it and highlights the found a similar text. but not in this version!

  • I confirm what @Серж-Сергей reports.
    Scintilla smart highlighting does not always work. Most of the time it does but sometimes it just marks the selected word in grey (as if you have partially selected the word) and leaves all other instances of the same word on the screen unmarked.

  • I found out 1 bug. In version 6.8.3 or earlier it seems there was all okey but from version 6.8.4 till 6.8.6 when you create a new file write something and then want to save, forexample, I choose a format “” or “name.php” and save but the saved file hasn’t got that format in which I saved since version 6.8.4 Please, fix this small problem. It’s uncomfortable a bit. Earlier I just chose a format and it added to the name automatically, forexample: “name” + “.php” / “.py”. I hope my English is enough well you could understand me. Thanks!

  • @Richard-Payne said:

    @David-Bailey The dialog that you dismissed gives an option to create a dump file. I am not aware of any other way, but maybe the Devs can clarify that?

    Thanks - I guessed as much, but I can’t reproduce the problem! Whatever the problem is, it obviously does not happen frequently, because I use NPP a great deal.

  • @pnedev @Серж-Сергей

    Could you try this binary then confirm me it’s fixed the issues you reported ?


  • Hi.
    I found out 1 bug. In version 6.8.6
    Autocomplete single and double quotes is not working … worcked only at start of line

  • I tried to replace every occurrence of the following regular expression by the empty string:


    This worked if I made the changes one at a time, but crashed if I did a replace all. The crash message box didn’t offer to create a crash dump file.

    Here is a typical string that I was trying to remove:


    This is not related to the other crash I mentioned previously.


  • Hello,

    I have noticed that the auto append of file extension based on the language chosen in the editor is not working while saving the new document. It’s not working even if I choose the extension in the Save as type option. The only way I could make it work is by appending the extension to the File Name. This was working till version 6.8.3 as someone has already mentioned above.
    e.g. Steps to reproduce the same

    1. Open the new document editor and type some text.
    2. Choose the Language as HTML.
    3. Now try to save the document with or without choosing the Save as type option.
    4. It will be saved without any extension.

    Please fix it asap as it’s very inconvenient to type the extension along with the file name.

  • Using:

    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Notepad++ v6.8.6 Build time : Oct 29 2015 - 01:13:57
    Plugins: Converter 3.0, MIME Tools 1.9, NppExport 0.2.8, NppFTP 0.26.3, Plugin Manager 1.3.5 all with Stability = Good.

    Since I upgraded to Notepad++ v6.8.6 the option

    “Minimize to system tray” in Settings > Preferences > MISC.

    does not work anymore. The Notepad++ window remains in the taskbar and does not minimize to the system tray.

    Thank You for looking into this.

  • @Gylgamesh-OfUruk Due to Windows Administrator mode limit, this feature works only in non-admin mode.

  • Highlighting is working fine when there is no spaces near searched word like: $test=1; and no highlighting when spaces are present: $test = 1;

  • NPPFTP plugin taking time to open some files sometimes .

  • @donho
    Minimize to system tray worked in Windows Administrator Mode in all the previous Notepad++ versions.

  • Hello,

    If I want to close <form> in php, it prints EVERYTHING after the closing sign. I mean this one: >. Can you fix it for me, please? I don’t do something wrong, haha. I watched videos on YouTube, and they do it the same way, but they have an older NotePad++ and it works on that version. I am not English, so I hope I wrote it well. Thank you!

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