Notepad++ Adding Strange text after pasting
Every time I paste something into Notepad++ and press enter I get this strange series of comma’s, parenthesis, and true statements. For example,
( , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , True, , )
( True )
This is a new behavior and I can’t find any changes in the settings to explain it. Searching through Google only results in advice on how to add prefixes and suffixes.
Terry R last edited by
The first question is, if you are pasting, then you must have previously copied something in another window. What is the application or window it is coming from? You say “every time”, is it in fact every time or only when working with 1 particular application?
Also try pasting into another application such as Word or Notepad (the regular Windows version). Hopefully doing that might give you/us more clues.
Also, open the regular windows Notepad program, type some text (by hand), then copy it and paste into Notepad++, what happens?
Martha Simons last edited by Martha Simons
Strange as that.…
"The first question is, if you are pasting, then you must have previously copied something in another window. What is the application or window it is coming from? You say “every time”, is it in fact every time or only when working with 1 particular application?"
It doesn’t matter what application I’m using. In addition, it doesn’t matter if I ctrl-v, ctrl-shift-v, or use PasteItIn. The same thing happens.
“Also try pasting into another application such as Word or Notepad (the regular Windows version). Hopefully doing that might give you/us more clues.”
Copying into Notepad and Wordpad doesn’t cause the same issue. I tried writing in Notepad and the directly pasting into Notepad++ and it still does it. It’s definitely a head-scratcher.
It almost seems that the software is trying to evaluate the pasted information against some programming language. It’s really annoying.
Sorry, for the delay inreplying.
Can you show the debug-info? (menu ?->DebugInfo)
Sure thing, Claudia,
Notepad++ v7.5.6 (32-bit)
Build time : Mar 19 2018 - 00:26:59
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll FallingBricks.dll HTMLTag_unicode.dll MathPad.dll mimeTools.dll NppCalc.dll NppConverter.dll nppcrypt.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NPPJSONViewer-win32.dll PluginManager.dll Python Indent.dll
I suspect MathPad plugin being the culprit - would you give it a try to unload it
and test again?
I removed the MathPad plugin, but that didn’t fix it. I decided to remove all the plugins to see if that would fix it and it looks like it did. I tried reinstalling them one-by-one to see if I can discover what the issue was. I didn’t have any trouble with anything except 'NppCalc.dll" which I skipped. None of the other plugins caused the issue.
The error message was:
“It has not been possible to validate the integrity of “NppCalc.dll” needed to install or update a plugin. Do you want to copy this file anyway (not recommended).”
So I skipped it. The problem didn’t return so I guess it was “NppCalc.dll.”
Thanks, Claudia and others.
good to see that you’ve got sort it out.
The message, normally, is just an info/warning from the plugin manager it basically
says that the “checksum” of the plugin is not the same as the one which is known
by the plugin manager. This happens if, for example, a new version of a plugin gets
released but it has been forgotten to inform the plugin manager with the updated “checksum”.