Customize Toolbar - New Version 4.1

  • where to get the source code?

  • I’ve had to switch NPP to 64-bit due to editing restrictions on some corporate software… (long, boring story)
    Of course there are very few plugins available but the one I really want is Customize Toolbar… Any chance of a 64-bit version?

  • Hello Dann,

    I’d suggest to email the developer (Dave).
    His address appears in Customize Toolbar -> Help - Overview.

    Best regards.

  • CoustomizeToolbar.btn file doesn’t support the drop-down menu item with comma inside.

    Eg. Line up multiple lines by(,) include comma inside and hence doesn’t work.

    TextFX,TextFX Edit,Line up multiple lines by(,), xxx.bmp.

    Hope to add this feature in new version.

  • Also if you want own icon, you may find my tool to be handy :) You can create 16x16 icon with it: (for now only icons with text, but I’m planning to add symbol font)

    And then you want to prepare proper BMP. I recommend ImageMagick. The command is:
    magick convert icon.png BMP3:new_icon.bmp
    Where icon.png is the original file and new_icon.bmp will be a proper one. Remember that BMP3: is the most important thing here, as the plugin uses BMP version 3 icons. I didn’t manage to save proper icon in GIMP - it seems it uses BMP4 format and it breaks custom button.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Use default CustomizeToolbar.btn
    2. Get (16x16 bit BMP, 8 bit, yet not compatibile with the plugin; it’s RLE, but non-RLE or any other saved by Gimp were causing the same problem) and place it inside icon directory (in my case %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\config)
    3. Replace in CustomizeToolbar.btn the line Edit,Select All,,,custom-icon-2.bmp with Edit,Select All,,,toolbar_ico_phperr0.bmp (i.e. replace icon of button that was working at first)
    4. Run Notepad++ - there’s no “Select all” button in available list
    5. Close Notepad++, replace the same line in CustomizeToolbar.btn with old version ([…]custom-icon-2.bmp)
    6. Button is still missing, even if there’s correct icon now

    Workaround I found to get missing buttons back:

    1. Close N++
    2. Move to save place CustomizeToolbar.btn and CustomizeToolbar.dat
    3. Run N++, so Customize Toolbar will recreate files (default ones) and supposedly some cache
    4. Close N++
    5. Replace default files with the copy from 2nd point

  • @dave-user Any plans on implementing a 64-bit version and/or can you make the source available through GitHub?

  • @dave-user I would like to echo @MapJe71’s request for either a 64-bit version or access to the source so users can compile it form themselves.

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  • @Alexander-Kravchenko uninstall DSpellCheck plugin to “solve” problem.

  • Hi,Dave:
    I found that now no plugin can change the size of toolbar’s icon. Would you like to add the feature in your plunin? Thank you.

  • Custom button error on img:
    DSpellCheck removed.
    How to fix it?

  • Hello @Goodie_Slava,

    Did those icons belong to DSpellCheck?
    Did you manually edit CustomizeToolbar.btn? - If you did, remove the references from that file.

    You can also try deleting CustomizeToolbar.btn and CustomizeToolbar.dat (in the Config folder) and restart NPP.

    Best regards.

  • Hello
    How can I create Icons for funtions which there are no icons yet but there is a menu item for it?

  • @MAPJe71

    Thank you for reporting this. I also had same issues and discussed with Dave.
    Apparently the CustomizeToolbar plugin needs all other plugins to be loaded and initialized on start up. Since there is no indication by NPP, an arbitrary waiting time is set then plugin starts. So on slower machines (and with many/ heavy plugins) this time may be insufficient.
    As a workaround, a version with longer waiting time is under test,
    Note, these times are in milliseconds range so it should not “slow down” too much the NPP startup.

    As for DSpellCheck - the relation to this issue is its relatively long overall time to load so any optimization in this regard will help additionally. Already reported on their GitHub

    @dave-user Sorry for bringing this instead of you, I am excited that this annoying thing has a workaround!

  • How to use this plugin to make a button on the toolbar “Document List Panel, Show”
    I only get to bring up the Preferences panel


  • @andrecool-68

    I repeat the most important points of Customize Toolbar plugins’s Help - Custom Buttons and add number 6. based on my experience:

    1. Custom buttons are defined using a configuration file (CustomizeToolbar.btn) located in the Notepad++ configuration sub-folder (…\plugins\config).

    2. The .btn configuration file must employ Unicode UTF-16 Little Endian encoding, with optional Byte Order Mark (BOM) at start of file, and CR-LF line breaks.
      When creating this file with Notepad++, set Encoding to UCS-2 Little Endian.

    3. Each definition in the configuration file comprises five comma-separated fields (four menu strings and an optional .bmp icon file name).

    4. If the .bmp icon file name is present, the icon file must be located in the Notepad++ configuration sub-folder (…\plugins\config).

    5. Each .bmp icon file must be an image of 16x16 pixels with a bit depth of 8-bits. Any pixels with the same colour as the bottom left pixel will appear transparent.

    6. You have to localize the menu entries used in the configuration file.

    When the Custom Buttons feature is enabled and the .btn configuration file doesn’t exist it is created and contains examples of custom button definitions. These are the examples:

    Edit,Select All,,,custom-icon-1.bmp

    Since my Notepad++ locale is german I had to change it to:

    Bearbeiten,Alles auswählen,,,custom-icon-1.bmp

    To please requirement 5. - the 8-bit BMP format of the icons - convert an ICO/PNG/what-ever-file to BMP (usually you’ll get a 24-bit BMP) and convert that to 8-bit BMP using plain old vanilla MS Paint (select 256 colors Bitmap file type).

    But finally I gave up to use custom icons because the Customize Toolbar plugin works not very reliable in that point, sometimes it works and sometimes not.

  • @dinkumoil
    I have three buttons, two of them work:

    Plugins,Visual Studio Line Copy,CopyAllowLine,,custom-icon-1.bmp
    Plugins,Visual Studio Line Copy,CutAllowLine,,custom-icon-1.bmp

    And one button does not work:

    Settings,Preferences...,General,Document List Panel,Show,,custom-icon-1.bmp

  • @andrecool-68

    i don’t think you can toggle doc switcher with the customize toolbar plugin.
    only menu items can be selected, but not items in a settings window.

    it would be cool though, to show/hide doc switcher quicker than to go to the settings every time.

  • @Meta-Chuh Of course it would be more convenient, this option should also be present in the “view menu”

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