Help with Bookmarks, please

  • First off, what’s this crap where I have to use a Facebook or Google+ account to post a message in the forums? That seems like something worth rethinking Notepad++ as my default text editor. I have an email address, that and my name should be all this forums requires, not data from FB page. Really bad idea Notepad++

    Anyway, I’m having trouble with bookmarks in Notepad++ which started when I was typing and accidentally hit the wrong and/or add’l key. Unfortunately, I do not remember which ones and I’ve spent hours trying to figure this out.


    • Notepad++ version 6.9
    • Windows 8.1, 64-bit

    I have several plugins and have went through them looking for some option to turn off, plus I went into the Settings --> Preferences but it still won’t turn off.

    I create a new file and start typing text and next to the line number(s) (this area is grey in color) a small circle (which when clicked turns from white to blue and looks like the bookmark feature). How do I turn this feature off and what is this called?

    I have screenshots, but don’t see how to post pictures in this post.


  • Hello, Doug Farm,

    It should be easy to set/unset bookmarks, anyway !

    Between the line numbers margin and the text area, just do one of the two operations below :

    • Single mouse click, in the bookmark margin, to set/unset a bookmark, for a particular line

    • The CTRL + F2 shortcut set/unset a bookmark, for the line where the cursor is located

    And to move to the next/previous bookmark, just use the F2 / SHIFT + F2 shortcuts, as shown in the Search - Bookmark sub-menu !

    Of course, in Settings - Preferences… - Editing, on the right part of the panel, the Display bookmark option must be checked !

    Best Regards,


    P.S. :

    Could you provide us the infos, given from ? - Defug info, on the right part of the N++ Menu bar ? Thanks !

  • guy038,

    First off, thanks for the quick reply and all the shortcuts you mentioned for bookmarks.

    However, I’ve tried all this, and as I said in my post, I cannot get rid of the bookmark. When I create a new file (a .txt file, haven’t tried other types like .xml yet) there’s no bookmark, just the line number 1 in the grey area on the left.

    As soon as I type a character or two, the empty circle (white inside with black border) shows up and if I click on it, it turns blue. This is what I understand to be a bookmark.

    When I go to Settings --> Preferences --> Editing I have 'Display Line Number" checked and ‘Display Bookmark’ unchecked. Right before I created my post earlier this morning, I checked that (for the tenth time) and at that that time the ‘Display Bookmark’ was unchecked.

    I then checked it, closed Notepad++, reopened it and created a new .txt file and as I started typing, the white circle appeared again. I then checked the ‘Display Bookmark’ setting, closed NPP, reopened it and created another .txt file and it was there, which it should be since I checked ‘Display Bookmark’.

    So I’m assuming it has something to do with some formatting plugin, but given that I’ve spent hours trying to find the answer and spent both personal and project time trying to find the answer on my own without success, it seems a bit much.

    Add to that the fact that I’ve tried 3 times to verify my email address for this community, but it doesn’t work and continually displays an error message on the confirmation page. I even posted the exact URL in a new NPP window and that don’t work.

    So as I said, given now I have to give my info to Facebook to get help with NPP, it’s just not worth it.
    I appreciate how good this program has been (been using it for like 10 years now) in the past, but the effort to fix such a trivial problem and NPP partnering with FB, that time is over.

    So I’ll leave the debug info so maybe somebody else can get help if they have the same problem, but no no need for you to invest any more time into this. I’ll be deleting my account and using a different text editor.

    Debug Info:

    Notepad++ v6.9
    Build time : Feb 21 2016 - 21:27:55
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : ON
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 8.1
    Plugins : AnalysePlugin.dll autosave2.dll ccc.dll ClipboardHelper.dll CodeAlignmentNpp.dll combine.dll ComparePlugin.dll CustomizeToolbar.dll DSpellCheck.dll EmmetNPP.dll Explorer.dll gedcomlexer.dll GmodLua.dll guidguard.dll HexEditor.dll HTMLTag_unicode.dll ImgTag.dll IndentByFold.dll JSLintNpp.dll JSMinNPP.dll LanguageHelp.dll MathPad.dll MenuIcons.dll mimeTools.dll MultiClipboard.dll NewFileBrowser.dll NppBookmarkManager.dll NppCalc.dll NppCCompletionPlugin.dll nppColdFusion.dll NppColumnSort.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppPlates.dll NppPlugin_ChangeMarker.dll NppPlugin_PluginMargin.dll NppPlugin_SciMarkerSymbol.dll NppQCP.dll NppSaveAsAdmin.dll NppTFS.dll NppToolBucket.dll PluginManager.dll PoorMansTSqlFormatterNppPlugin.dll print.dll PyNPP.dll Python Indent.dll PythonScript.dll ReloadButton.dll RunMe.dll Snip2Code.dll sql.dll TagsView.dll Tidy2.dll TopMostU.dll XBrackets.dll XMLTools.dll CSScriptNpp.dll NppScripts.dll NppSnippets.dll UniversalIndentGUI_NPP.dll

  • Hi Doug Farm,

    First of all, congratulations ! Indeed, very few people use as many N++ plugins as you do ( 61 ) !

    However, be aware that some problems may occur when such a lot of plugins are simultaneously opened in a N++ session. As for me, on an old 6.4.5 N++ locale version, some time ago, it was the case, with 70 plugins installed, just for tests !

    But, let’s back to your problem ! I think that your troubles come from the NppPlugin_ChangeMarker.dll plugin. Just remove it or check the Disable Plugin option of this plugin and everything should be OK :-)

    You may, either, remove its two associated plugins NppPlugin_PluginMargin.dll and NppPlugin_SciMarkerSymbol.dll



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