Notepad++ 7.5.5 release



  • @miaXcova

    I don’t think that Notepad++ ever shipped with the Compare plugin bundled, but it is possible either I don’t remember it or it was before 6.7.5 (which was the version I started with).

    I really think you should bring things up-to-date and try it out again before pursuing your issue any further…



  • I just updated Compare to version 2.0 and the problem I was having seemed to magically disappear. I’m not sure I like the new keyboard shortcuts, but I can get used to them. Thanks again to Peter for getting me started in the right direction.

    @Scott-Sumner
    You might be right about Compare not being bundled. If I really start to care enough, I will uninstall Notepad++ on my home computer and make sure the directory is deleted then reinstall to see if it actually is bundled.



  • Interesting. I had an ancient note that hinted that Compare plugin might have been pre-installed back when I started, in the NPP 5.7-era. I downloaded and checked the 5.7 zipfile, and saw that Compare.dll was included in 5.7. So, I checked some others: 6.0 didn’t have it, 5.8 and 5.9.0 did, but 5.9.8 did not. (Oh, now I see that the release pages listed the included plugins, so I didn’t have to download the zips; oh well.) By the download pages: 5.9.3-5.9.6.2 had the Compare plugin for ANSI, but not UNICODE, and 5.9.8 was the first UNICODE-only release, and thus kept the habit of not including the Compare plugin by default.

    But as of 5.9.6.2, it was still on Compare v1.5.5, which is older than the Compare v1.5.6 that @miaXcova showed in the “about screen” screenshot, so either it was manually installed at some point, or … checking: nope, the release notes were wrong; the 5.9.6.2 bundle came with Compare v1.5.6.1. So apparently, if @miaXcova’s original installation came bundled with Compare, it came from that era. Not overly helpful, but I was too curious to leave it hanging.



  • @miaXcova , glad it’s working. Don’t bother with re-installing fresh; I just did the research and saw that Compare stopped being bundled as of 5.9.8.



  • @miaXcova said:

    not sure I like the new keyboard shortcuts

    Change them then!
    Settings (menu) -> Shortcut Mapper… -> Plugin commands (tab)

    reinstall to see if it actually is bundled

    Well, it’s not bundled NOW (and very-likely never was)…so you’d have to note the version you had and then reinstall that specific old version to confirm…but really, is it worth doing all that?



  • @PeterJones said:

    @miaXcova , glad it’s working. Don’t bother with re-installing fresh; I just did the research and saw that Compare stopped being bundled as of 5.9.8.

    Thanks for doing that homework for us. I’m glad it wasn’t something I did, and evidently just had an old installation. Hopefully this will help someone else with the same condition.

    @Scott-Sumner said:

    Settings (menu) -> Shortcut Mapper… -> Plugin commands (tab)

    Thanks for that tip! Never even been to that screen.



  • @miaXcova,

    I just updated Compare to version 2.0 and the problem I was having seemed to magically disappear.

    Let’s thank Pavel Nedev for performing this magic and many others. :)
    https://github.com/pnedev/compare-plugin

    The old Alt+D has been removed in order to avoid conflict with Windows convention of Alt+LETTER opening the menu.

    As @Scott-Sumner has pointed out you can restore that combination.




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