Function List has Stopped Working in Notepad++ v7.5.1



  • Hi…

    I installed Notepad++ v7.5.1 64-bit under Windows 10 Enterprise using an administrator account on a new PC a week or so ago. Owing to IT policies at work, I have to use a non-administrator account with my PC, so cannot elevate or otherwise gain Administrator privileges to modify anything with the installation.

    As of a couple of days ago, the “Function List” display has stopped working (reliably).

    For example, I load a .bat file into Notepad++ and it doesn’t immediately recognize the .bat = “Batch” language (even though Batch and all the other languages are shown in in the “Language” menu pulldown). If I set the language manually to “Batch”, the expected text highlighting is applied Ok… but the labels in the .bat file do NOT appear in the Function List window (which is docked).

    However, if I make a change to the .bat file and Save it, the “Function List” is updated with all the labels and they are usable for navigation.

    If I do the same thing with a Perl script (.pl), the language is recognized on loading the file and the text is highlighted but then subs are not shown in the “Function List”. If I make a change to the contents of the script and save it, the subs are not shown.

    Notepad++ was installed so that %APPDATA% should not be used, although the directory has been created and is being updated as I use Notepad++. The installation file used was called npp.7.5.1.bin.x64.zip.

    The debug info is shown as:-

    Notepad++ v7.5.1 (64-bit)
    Build time : Aug 29 2017 - 02:38:44
    Path : C:\Programs\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll

    As the development I’m doing is using Perl source code that contains hundreds of subs, I really need to have the “Function List” working.

    I’d appreciate any info on how to deal with this problem.

    Thanks.

    John


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