Double-Click a word selects more than that word



  • Before version 7.3.3
    Double-clicking a word wold select that word. The selection would stop at space, tab, punctuation, or end-of-line.

    After upgrading to 7.3.3
    Double-clicking a word selects that word, but the selection continues, and includes spaces, tabs, and other words adjacent to the click on that line.
    The selection only stops at punctuation or end-of-line.

    Please restore the “Before” behaviour.

    Thanks!



  • @Andrew-Sackett I check it on ver. 7.3.3 and it is works as expected. Could you send your debug info?
    NPP > ? > Debug Info …



  • Debug Info

    Notepad++ v7.3.3 (32-bit)
    Build time : Mar 8 2017 - 03:37:37
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll PluginManager.dll

    I have a line in my text file like

    [ Another ] [ Print Barcode ] [ Print Bag Slip ]

    I double-click the word Barcode, and " Print Barcode " is selected.
    Everything between the square brackets, including the spaces.

    Thanks in advance

    – Andrew



  • RESOLVED:
    The original (problematic) install of 7.3.3 was done by the auto-updater process.

    I downloaded a fresh copy of 7.7.3 from the website and installed it myself, right over the existing 7.3.3.
    The double-click-on-a-word problem has resolved.

    Debug info for most recent install (below) is identical to what was posted above.

    Notepad++ v7.3.3 (32-bit)
    Build time : Mar 8 2017 - 03:37:37
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll PluginManager.dll

    Keep up the good work!

    – Andrew



  • I had the same problem. When manually installing, I chose 64-bit installer. It offered to uninstall 32-bit version of Notepad++ (I forgot I had 32-bit version), saying custom config files will be kept. That turned out to be true - my open files were reopened after installation.

    Kudos to the authors!



  • I also noticed today that when I double click no first word of a line, it is ALSO selecting \r\n of previous line immediately before that word.

    That gives problem when pasting that selected-copied word to some other software, because the additional step added to remove that crlf.

    w8-32 bit latest npp



  • I just got a new computer (Windows 10) and installed Notepad++ 7.3.3 (32-bit) and I’m having the same problem where it selects a bunch of spaces next to the word in addition to the word when double-clicking. I never had this issue on the version of Notepad++ on my previous computer (Windows 7). I will try reinstalling to see if that helps.



  • Wow, I didn’t expect it to work but it actually did! I reinstalled with the exact same installer executable and it now works properly. Hopefully you guys can figure out the issue, but I’m glad to have it working again!



  • Warning: due to selecting 64-bit version of the installer during reinstall, I had to redo OS file associations.


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