Notepad++ 7.4.2 release

  • @richlux Shift-enter searches upwards too, for less mouse usage.

  • I noticed that the Find dialog is now RESIZEABLE. Cool! This opens up some space on the “word”, “case” and “wrap” checkboxes…I was thinking of customizing the text on those to put some regex help text on there (to the right of the existing text) as a mind-jogger when I’m writing a regex search. I know I was able to customize the text on menus and controls in the past with Notepad++, but I can’t seem to remember how I did that–or at least what I think I remember isn’t working. Is there a tutorial or a posting on how to do that? (Search on this site is POOR).

  • @Alan-Kilborn

    I assume you’re thinking of the localization xml files aren’t you.
    The one like english_customizable.xml?
    Or am I on the wrong track?


  • @Claudia-Frank

    Well, I tried changing some text (e.g. for the Wraparound checkbox) in english_customizable.xml and then selecting that in the Preferences, but nothing changed with the text for the checkbox, even after restarting. My bad memory says there is something else to effect this, but I can’t remember what…any other ideas from others welcome…

  • @Alan-Kilborn

    worked for me if I understood your wish correctly.
    Edited xml, restarted npp and selected the customized one.


  • Hello, @alan-kilborn and @claudia-frank,

    Claudia, I had, exactly, the same idea ! But I have not posted anything yet, because, unfortunately, I noticed that this user text is truncated, after some characters :-((

    Just do a second try, with, for instance, the xml line, below, of the english-cutomizable.xml file, in the localization folder :

    <Item id="1603" name="Match &amp;whole word only. Here is the text added in the 'Match whole word' option "/>

    Best Regards,


  • @guy038

    yes, you are right - looks like the length is limited to 32 chars
    (did not check the code but did a simple test with one of the fields)

    the changes should be done immediately if you switch between two localized xmls.


  • Is it available for mac??

  • Question: why the official distribution of Notepad++ still includes “Plugin Manager 1.3.5” while version 1.4.5 is available since May?


  • Thanks for all the job on this new version. I found something with the new Find dialog when used in spanish laguage, the text “Buscar siguiente” (Find Next) is bigger than the button control, also the check box “En la selección” looks like it beelongs only to the “Reemplazar todo” (Replace All) button. It works as expected, it just looks wierd.
    link text

  • I use np++ since years and appreciate the hard work. The newest version has the resizable Search Dialog, which is nice. But in previous versions the text on the buttons were readable in german. See the new version with german translation:

  • yay, multi-line drag and drop is back! Thanks!

    I use “compare” all the time so the loss of dragging a few versions ago was quite the bummer.

  • When installing and not selecting any language pack, it instals all of them. Also estimated size says 5.7MB but it is 22MB or so.

  • After this update when I open and immediately close the program it crashes. Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit)

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BEX
    Application Name: notepad++.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 5946f2ca
    Fault Module Name: LocationNavigate.dll_unloaded
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 500e93f3
    Exception Offset: 046b3be7
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Data: 00000008
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033

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  • @Ahu-Lee Disable the Location Navigate plugin and see whether the crashes stop.

  • @AngryGamer, thank you very much. I will try it out without Location Navigate.

    BTW here’s another crash (it happened when I was browsing Style Configurator ):

    Stopped working

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: notepad++.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 5946f2ca
    Fault Module Name: unknown
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 042d7626
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033

  • Don,

    I really appreciate the new buttons on the Find box. I spend a lot of time searching for things in large C programs - forwards and backwards - and I will find this really useful. The help information on these buttons is also valuable.

  • @Ahu-Lee

    Could you provide your Debug Info via menu ? -> Debug Info… ?

  • Just wanted to let you (Don Ho) know that I’ve noticed when I move Swift to the list of Disabled Languages and restart NPP++, the language still appears in the Language menu. I can see that the langsExcluded node in config.xml never changes:
    <GUIConfig name=“langsExcluded” gr0=“238” gr1=“12” gr2=“160” gr3=“255” gr4=“255” gr5=“127” gr6=“223” gr7=“243” langMenuCompact=“no” />
    I have a total of 46 languages disabled, and 15 enabled. In case it’s helpful, here is my Debug Info:
    Notepad++ v7.4.2 (32-bit)
    Build time : Jun 18 2017 - 23:34:19
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : ON
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : CodeAlignmentNpp.dll ComparePlugin.dll EmmetNPP.dll HTMLTag_unicode.dll jN.dll MenuIcons.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppTextFX.dll NppToolBucket.dll PluginManager.dll PoorMansTSqlFormatterNppPlugin.dll regrexplace.dll RunMe.dll sql.dll Tidy2.dll XMLTools.dll
    Please let me know if you require any further information.

  • When resizing the Find in Files dialog, the text in all 4 combo-boxes get selected…

    Is it intentional?

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