Just another ordinary release - 7.5.1

  • Hi
    Where can I report a bug in 7.5.1.
    when I first open the Notepad++ (where different files were open in last session), the color of the code gets changed and to force it to correct language color I have to switch the language to something else and then come back to the one I wanted. I also can share screenshot but don’t know where and how…this is my first time here…


  • @Phillip-Mitchem

    To be more specific than @Meta-Chuh was:

    The easiest way to see this (the new “spritual” quote) is to type Notepad++ #3 in an editor window, select that text in-full, and then choose **About Notepad++…" from the ? menu. After you do this, Notepad++ will open a New document window and SLOWLY type something for you.

    You could also start Notepad++ running with the following command line to see the same thing (but this is harder to do):
    your_path_to_notepad_plus_plus\notepad++.exe -qnNotepad++%20#3

    SPOILER ALERT: For those that don’t want to go to the effort to try it, but still want to know what the new and exciting quote is, here it is:

    The best things in life are free.
    Notepad++ is free.
    So Notepad++ is the best.
    - Notepad++ #3

    Interestingly, this quote is typed by Notepad++ with full ignorance of the selected line-ending type. For example, with Windows CRLF endings selected, the text is typed and Linux LF endings appear:


  • The Notepad++ Installer 32-bit x86 does not include plugin manager.

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  • @Samandra-Khandr

    “C:\Programs” is fine and has nothing to do with windows, it’s where I put all my portable programs, the name of the folder has nothing to do with this, It could be named “C:\TEMPFOLDER” for all I care and the same thing would happen, this is not “C:\Programs Files” or “C:\Programs Files (x86)”.

    Still waiting for @donho to acknowledge what “%APPDATA%\local\notepad++” folder is used for, the one in Roaming is used for settings, Local? it’s empty.

  • @Chris-Didamo

    i’ve just tested regex-replace-all on 7.5.1 installer and zip release versions, because i also use this often.
    both notepad++ releases work perfectly.

    did you recheck your search wildcards (.*?) and $x variables in your replace string for any syntax error ?
    maybe … just maybe … they replace the same content back ?

    here’s a little working regex replace example you can try:

    test code:
    <style type=“text/css”></style>
    <a href=“url”>1</a><br>
    <a href=“url”>2</a><br>
    <a href=“url”>3</a><br>

    regex search string: ^<a href(.?)>(.?)<(.*?$)
    regex replace string: <a id=“link$2” href$1>$2<$3

    <style type=“text/css”></style>
    <a id=“link1” href=“url”>1</a><br>
    <a id=“link2” href=“url”>2</a><br>
    <a id=“link3” href=“url”>3</a><br>

  • @Chris-Didamo

    edit: i forgot the code marker, so the above example reformats the * in the code text.

    THIS is the working regex replace example you can try:

    test code:
    <style type="text/css"></style>
    <a href="url">1</a><br>
    <a href="url">2</a><br>
    <a href="url">3</a><br>
    regex search string: ^<a href(.*?)>(.*?)<(.*?$)
    regex replace string: <a id="link$2" href$1>$2<$3
    <style type="text/css"></style>
    <a id="link1" href="url">1</a><br>
    <a id="link2" href="url">2</a><br>
    <a id="link3" href="url">3</a><br>

  • Strange, I used your example and it works fine. So retested my on my data, and it doesn’t work.
    I am copying some text straight from Microsoft SQL Server Management studio result page, and pasting into np++, and running the search/replace, when I press replace all, it says Replace All 38 occurrences were replaced at bottom of replace dialog box, but nothing changes on screen.
    All I am trying to do is put a ( at beginning of line, using search ^, and replace (.
    I thought I had done that previously, but tested with (, and it finally put the ( at beginning of line.
    Thanks for the reply

  • Something about Encoding.
    Encoding->Convert to UTF-8 without BOM
    Encoding->Convert to UTF-8
    It should be the other way around.

  • @Scott-Sumner This is too, the part of easter egg :)

  • @donho

    I was sorry to find that the new Find box (with a find up and a find down button) has reverted to the old style. Is there an option to obtain the new Find box?


  • after few days my Find box has reverted to the old style. but without up/down search.

    screen shot

  • @Scott-Sumner said:

    The best things in life are free.
    Notepad++ is free.
    So Notepad++ is the best.

    I must point out a fatal flaw in this reasoning.
    The only thing the first two lines prove is that Notepad++ might be the best (of course we all know it is regardless).

    Also, I could get Notepad++ #2 to work but not Notepad++ #1 🤔

  • @Ohad-Schneider
    the text to trigger the first message is just Notepad++

  • Today when I started Notepad++ (after a reboot) my user defined languages were not working. I open the editor and the keywords are still there but all ‘Styler’ settings had been reset to the default font with black color.

    I was using 7.5 and I don’t know if it’s connected but this morning I also got the popup if I wanted to download 7.5.1, I declined.

  • After updating, autohotkey doesn’t seem to work with notepad++ active anymore. With this script, F12 doesn’t cause Ctrl+` to fire:

    ; Translate F12 to Ctrl+`
    Send {Ctrl Down}``{Ctrl Up}

    I’m not sure what version of notepad++ I had previously installed. If someone can point me to where that might be logged, I can add the information.

    I’ve tried a couple of other keys to overwrite, and the problem happens consistently. Here’s the rest of my configuration if that helps:
    ; AutoHotkey Version: 1.x
    ; Language: English
    ; Platform: Win9x/NT
    ; Author: A.N.Other myemail@nowhere.com
    ; Script Function:
    ; Template script (you can customize this template by editing “ShellNew\Template.ahk” in your Windows folder)
    +Delete::Send {Delete}

    SetTitleMatchMode, 2
    #NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
    SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir% ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

    ; Redefine only when the active window is a console window
    #IfWinActive ahk_class ConsoleWindowClass

    ; Paste in command window wit Ctrl+v
    ; (Edit->Paste)
    Send !{Space}ep


    ; Hotkey to make window always on top
    Winset, Alwaysontop, , A

    ; Translate F12 to Ctrl+`
    Send {Ctrl Down}``{Ctrl Up}

    #IfWinActive WinDbg

    ; Go To Line with Ctrl+l
    Send ^l

  • @Phillip-Mitchem Did you find where/how to access the spiritual quote? I need to disable the thing

  • @Truk-Meister

    AFAIK it can’t be disabled. What’s the problem? Simply don’t do what invokes (desribed earlier) the “ghost quotes” feature…and it is in no way that I can see “spiritual”. Some of the quotes are maybe a bit questionable if Notepad++ is used in an educational environment with young children…is this the concern?

  • @Scott-Sumner Yes quite disturbing. Whoever typed them up is a pervert! Guess I’ll have to reinstall w/o that option checked.

  • @Phillip-Mitchem Best quote ever: If you try and don’t succeed, cheat. Repeat until caught. Then lie.

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