Notepad++ 7.5.3 release

  • @donho and @PeterJones said:

    Ultra Edit

    After MultiEdit died…and before I found N++…I tried UE…I remember wanting to like it SO MUCH!
    But I just couldn’t…it felt like a toy that only non-power-users could use.
    I’ll take N++… ~1,860 warts and all… :-)

  • So possibly a regression in startup speeds, and I’m guessing it has to do with the newly “DSpellCheck” plugin that’s been added because that’s the only thing I can think of that has changed, anyway prior versions of NP++ started up near instantly, now however there is a small delay when launching, the cursor shows the little loading wheel and everything. I really dislike this since I don’t even use this plugin (if that’s the cause.).

  • I hadn’t seen any of the 7.5.2 bugs (i’m using a Windows 7 64bits with Brazilian Portuguese language).

    But I’m having problem with 2 plugin’s DLLs:

    1. SelectNLauch.dll (from Select ‘N’ Lauch plugin)
      Trying update from installed version 1.0 to available version 2.1 results
      in the following message: “It has not been possible to validate the integrity of…”.
      Clicking OK (to continue the install anyway) not work.

    2. CSVQuery.dll (from CSV Query plugin)
      Trying update from installed version 1.1 to available versions 1.2 results
      in the same integrity version BUT, this time, click em OK (continue anyway) installs the DLL.

    Sorry about my English. :)

  • @OverlordBR Your issues seem to be plugin manager issues. I guess you faced it with the 32bit version of N++. The one for the CSVQuery I corrected right now. The correct place to report such issues is

  • @donho

    sorry for not being online the last 2 days due to my normal job, otherwise you’d have at least one upvote on your release, which “could” have kept you from shortly losing your admirable long term temper.

    i love your work and admit that i’m also guilty for enjoying new or corrected/enhanced npp features without giving any compliments or feedback unless i encounter a bug.

    greetings, metachuh

  • Donho,

    Thanks for fixing the bug I reported in 7.5.2, where NP++ didn’t always display the correct cursor!


  • I’m pretty casual user, and have installed this version on a replacement work laptop. I am missing the Plug In Manager despite having installed the 32bit version. Am I missing something?

    Thank you.

  • Hello, @Don-Ho,

    I can understand how frustrating it can be to get no feedback on your N++ improvements, on each release !

    Personally, it could just mean that the majority of N++ users are “globally” satisfied of present N++ features :-)) ( I know : work is NEVER finished ! )

    Just console yourself in knowing that, every second, many people, all over the world, are typing in, with N++, to elaborate various projects ! And when you type the first four letters note, N++ is the second pertinent Google answer ( just after the new Samsung note8 ) : not so bad, isn’t it ?!

    As for me, I didn’t post anything about this last version, as I, principally, use a 7z-portable version, without the need of an installer ! But I must admit that I have not commented the release’s announces, since a long time, too :-(

    May I ask you, Don, if you planned a new Scintilla release, for soon ? I bet that, this time, you should get a lot of beta-testers, to find out possible bugs and test the benefit of that new Scintilla release :-))

    Many thanks, again, Don and the different contributors, for all the work done, to improve that awesome product !

    Best Regards,


  • @chcg thanks!

  • Thanks for the hard work donho, npp is now mildly less buggy… AMAZING!

  • @donho

    I’m still using 6.8.3, but maybe I’ll be ready to make a useful comment on version 7.5.3 in a few years. :-)

    If I had not run across NPP, I imagine I eventually would have found some other editor that would have let me navigate the UEFI codebase. But, I am quite sure I would not have been nearly as productive.

    Many, many thanks for the effort!

  • Thanks for your efforts.

    It seems to have some error in ‘Autodetect character encoding’ feature.
    My text file is encoded in Korean EUC-KR or Windows 949.
    Npp 7.5.3 detects this file as Chinese GB2312.
    But Npp 7.4.2 detects it correctly as Korean EUC-KR.

    Please, check it again.

  • Donho,

    I would praise you fulsomely if you found a solution to my problem with the search box - described some time ago. Basically, I really don’t want options such as whole-word-search, case sensitive, or no wrap around to remain in effect after I have used them. This causes confusion because later searches fail.

    My suggestion would be that whenever the search window is closed - either explicitly or by closing NPP - these options should revert to their default values. The current defaults seem sensible, but maybe the defaults could be configurable.

    These options are very useful on a one-off basis, but as it is I hesitate to use them in case I accidentally forget to cancel them after use.

  • Thank you and congrats for the excellent and very useful editor Notepad++ is!

    I’d like to contribute with reporting what may be a bug.

    I’m receiving error:

    curl error
    Unsupported proxy 'https://<user>:<password>@<server>/', libcurl is built without the HTTPS-proxy support.

    When I’m trying to update Notepad++ on menu ? | Update Notepad++.

  • Frankly i do not see that much of the changes but this may have to do with np++ mostly being a secondary editor nowadays (because it’s just have fallen out of fashion). I mostly updated an old version due to the CIA-hack thing. All the other changes basically go unnoticted. It’s nice that someone is working on it though and it’s nice that it’s still lean and mean in comparison to other bloated editors.

    Top of my list would be a complete UI overhaul though and maybe a friendlier plugin manager and/or scrapping it and making plugins simpler to create or even make plugins compatible with some other editor that has a large amount of them available.

  • @Tommie-Hansen said:

    Frankly i do not see that much of the changes but this may have to do with np++ mostly being a secondary editor nowadays (because it’s just have fallen out of fashion).

    Yes I think fashion is the reason how people pick a new editor, so
    ‘marketing’ is important and UI is like a package of a product.
    I personally don’t look at the package much but there is room
    for improvements certainly.

    making plugins simpler to create or even make plugins compatible with some other editor that has a large amount of them available.

    Creating plugin in C/C++ is of course too hard. Younger people
    don’t understand a word in C++, so it is a dying language for the new generation.
    My opinion, an good step would be to work more on Python scripting, probably
    as the core part of the editor and improving it further.
    Many things can be made by means of scripting and I can’t imagine
    a modern editor without good scripting system.

    And, as I already asked in the forum, there should be a
    way to bind keys without modifiers, i.e. an additional separate mode like
    in VIM, this will definitely attract more advanced users, worrying
    about editing productivity. I personally can workaround it with AHK
    scripting on OS level, but AHK programming is definitely not what I would
    call easy or fun.

    But all in all NPP feels really good and fast application.
    Hope this course of minimalism and perfrormance will stay.

  • Notepad++ 7.5.3 bug-fixes:

    1. Fix shell extension registration failure in installer.
    2. Fix theme files installation failure in installer.
    3. Fix DSpellCheck incomplete installation in installer.

    Notepad++ 7.5.2 new features/enhancements & bug-fixes:

    1. Fixed hanging issue while modifying JavaScript TAB settings.
    2. Add DSpellCheck plugin into distribution.
    3. Add version and other info into installer.
    4. Fix an issue while installing a x64 version, x86 version (if it exists) is not removed - and vice versa.
    5. Fix display glitch of certificate checking error message.
    6. Remove unused/empty entries from shortcut mapper.
    7. Add BaanC function list feature.
    8. Add batch auto-completion into installer.

    Included plugins:

    1. NppExport v0.2.8 (32-bit x86 only)
    2. Converter 4.2.1
    3. Mime Tool 2.1
    4. DSpellCheck 1.3.2

    Updater (Installer only):

    • WinGup v4.2


  • BUG :
    Chinese “數” more than 3, Notepad++ can not define Chinese, all as gibberish code.

  • Hey there. I’m having some trouble with getting npp to not use appdata. I’ve made sure that the ‘do not use appdata’ option is checked when running installer, but it doesn’t seem to work. I’ve also looked in the debug info section at the local conf mode after both having the option for do not use appdata selected and not selected while installing and it always seems to be set to off. Is this a bug or am I missing something along the way? OS is win10 enterprise x64.

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