6.9 - A little fun interrupted by a period.

  • v6.9 contains a new feature Folder as Workspace which is one of most wanted features.

    Folder as Workspace opens your folder(s) in a panel so you can browse folder(s) and open any file in Notepad++. Every changement in the folder(s) from outside will be synchronized in the panel. Usage: Simply drop 1 (or more) folder(s) in Notepad++.

    More info

  • Since GitHub doesn’t seem to notify you of new comments on commits:

    The commit to “Fix Notepad++ hanging issue while user uses touchscreen to activate Notepad++ window.” causes an ugly regression.
    As soon as a file opened in Notepad++ changes in background and Notepad++ asks whether it should reload the file the cursors starts to change shape continuously between arrow cursor and text input cursor in rapid succession (therefore appearing flickering).
    Seems there’s something severely wrong with the event queue…

    For the commit in question see https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/commit/f2cd7790669ec3867977293f5c83bdec235b81b5 (and comments therein for further details).

  • @Ede123 I can reproduce mouse flickering problem - it appears only on the message dialog. It’s indeed a bug, but between the flickering and crash (and hanging) - I choose flickering (except there’s a safe patch) :)

  • Thanks for the update.

    But. Could you add a switch to the mode of opening the folder.
    Sometimes it is easier to open the files through folder.

  • @Artur-Hareson Not clear to me. Could you elaborate it?

  • Sometimes it is more convenient by old method. Open files.

  • I’ve found a bug according to the javascript tab style settings again:
    When you set the tabsettings of “javascript” to default and the tabsettings of “javascript.js” to something different, then you get a deadlock the next times you try to start Notepad++ (with full cpu usage).
    (Maybe you need a javascript file opened.)

    To make Notepad++ work again, you need to edit %APPDATA%\Notepad++\langs.xml and set “tabsettings” of both (“javascript” and “javascript.js”) to the same setting to avoid this behavior.

    Kind Regards
    David Gausmann

  • for some reason i was not informed of the 6.8.9 release, but that seems to be no loss since it was withdrawn. i am posting here since there appears to be no place to post under a general topic for this 6.9 release.

    i have maintained two (2) 6.8.8 copies of np++. one as a standalone portable install (SA) and another under the portableapps platform (PA). i re-started after some win updates this morn and PA went through its update process. when this version was started, there was a plugin mgr notice of a failing app (it seemed unknown to me and i believe contained something re ‘lexer’) and ‘yes’ was selected to remove. when this version finished starting it was np++ version 6.9. previously, this version had a session similar to the SA from c. a couple months past. now it has no session data at all. since session-named files are scattered around various directories, it is impossible for a user to tell which one is what. however, all of them are newly-dated and only 1KB. also, all the previously-installed plug-ins are gone and only the original defaults are “installed”.

    since i had a problem with a np++ update a year or so ago, i started the SA version to protect myself. in this case, that was to no avail!

    when starting the SA version i received the same plug-in notification and this time i answered ‘no’. then i got a dialogue box indicating a bunch of plug-in updates and i answered ‘yes’. when this version finished starting all the session data was lost as well. also, even though all the “installed” plug-ins were there, every single setting file had been updated and it appears they were all wiped back to their defaults.

    as you can see from the debug data, infra, the 6.8.8 SA did not do an update to 6.9. in fact, clicking on "Update Notepad++’ returns that no update exists!

    the common thread for both start-ups is the plug-in mgr. in both versions the session data was lost. in the ‘PA’ update case all plug-in installs were removed. in the simple ‘SA’ start-up only the plug-in settings were obliterated.

    ‘SA’ version

    Notepad++ v6.8.8
    Build time : Dec 10 2015 - 01:11:37
    Path : C:\flash.32GB\Notepad++Portable\App\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS : Windows 7
    Plugins : AnalysePlugin.dll ColorPicker.dll combine.dll ComparePlugin.dll CustomizeToolbar.dll DSpellCheck.dll EmmetNPP.dll Explorer.dll HTMLTag_unicode.dll ImgTag.dll IndentByFold.dll JSLintNpp.dll JSMinNPP.dll LightExplorer.dll LocationNavigate.dll MathPad.dll mimeTools.dll MultiClipboard.dll MusicPlayer.dll NotepadStarterPlugin.dll NppCalc.dll NppColumnSort.dll NppConverter.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppPlates.dll NppSaveAsAdmin.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll PythonScript.dll regrexplace.dll ScrollPastEOFUni.dll SessionMgr.dll SpeechPlugin.dll SpellChecker.dll Translate.dll WindowManager.dll XBrackets.dll XMLTools.dll ZenCoding-Python.dll

    ‘PA’ version

    Notepad++ v6.9
    Build time : Feb 21 2016 - 21:27:55
    Path : C:\drive_flash\PortableApps\Notepad++Portable\App\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS : Windows 7
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll

  • A PROBLEM found when i using Folder as Workspace, for example, i have three folders, f:\t, f:\tmp, f:\tmp00;first, i add f:\tmp, everything is OK, then i add f:\tmp00, no response; then i add f:\t, it said, “A sub-folder of the folder you want to open exists. Please remove it from the panel before you add this one.” It seems that the program treats f:\tmp00 as a subfolder of f:\tmp, and f:\tmp is also treated as a subfolder of f:\t.

  • Just FYI, the .exe installer version of 6.9 doesn’t seem to create the “themes” folder during installation, even when the themes feature is checked in the install wizard. Was able to download the .zip package and copy the “themes” folder from that over to my install location. This was a new install for this system (no prior version had ever been installed).

  • The open workspace gets kept between launches, despite “Remember current session for next launch” being unchecked.

    Additionally, it would be nice if “Open in Notepad++” would be added to the context menu of folders. Having to already have Notepad++ open to use the workspace feature is less convenient.

  • @Kristofer-Nelson

    the .exe installer version of 6.9 doesn’t seem to create the “themes” folder during installation

    Tested uner Windows 10 32 bits and 64 bits versions, themes are installed and work well.

  • @Yongtao-Yang Indeed, it’s a bug. It will be fixed in the next release.

  • @Artur-Hareson

    Sometimes it is more convenient by old method. Open files.

    I will consider it.

  • @donho said:


    the .exe installer version of 6.9 doesn’t seem to create the “themes” folder during installation

    Tested uner Windows 10 32 bits and 64 bits versions, themes are installed and work well.

    I just did an update (windows 7 enterprise SP1) and no themes and no theme directory even though I had some selected.

  • I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong, but I recently ran into a bug of some sort where opening notepad++ just hangs in startup. I’m running the program on my usb, so I’m not sure if that’s where the problem is, but I’ve also installed the program on my desktop and the same issue occurs, just hangs and doesn’t start up. It was working fine earlier in the day, but after I did some work using HTML and CSS, everything just stopped working. Any help would be great. Thanks.

  • @Ed-Nunez a reply to my earlier post, I unzipped the file to my desktop, then opened up Notepad++ and seemed to work fine. Afterwards, I copied the .bin to my usb and unzipped the files in a separate folder inside the usb, so far everything seems to work fine. Lost all my work, but at least it’s functioning again.

  • Hello @Ed-Nunez,

    what you explain sounds like you had files open which were on the network and couldn’t be
    opened on other computer as this one hasn’t access to this network.

    Could this be?


  • Just updated to version 6.9, and the line select behavior appears to be different. If I had Word Wrap on, and go to the beginning of a line, if I would hit “Shift-End” it would select to the end of the line (even if displayed on multiple lines). With the new version, it only selects to the end of the display line.

  • Hello @Eric-Shurin,

    may I refer you to this thread.


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