Notepad++ 7.6 & new Plugins Admin



  • Hello,

    as already said, I’d add once more that N++ should be able to manage both 32and 64b pluggins and probably also local and user plugin folder, as for some reason some people who want to use the portable version may not want plugins to be created in a user folder.

    For the 32/64b version as already said, sometime you want to use 32b version for plugins and sometime the 64b version for large file (even if very large files may not be opened with N++ …)

    the probleme here with the new version is user should make a choice between large file or plugins.
    Of course this issue will probably disapear when plugins will be available in both 32 and 64, but not now.
    So maybe the right choice would be to work on converting plugins to 64b, some of them are really useful (like compare and XML …)



  • @Galen-Tackett said:

    The installer for 7.6 requires UAC elevation, and since I’m not an administrator, I can’t install Notepad++ 7.6 even for just myself. I thought this was possible with installers for earlier versions?

    Your are mistaken. The installer of Notepad++ required admin rights in previous versions too. This is a Windows restriction and can not be changed as installers copy the installed EXE file to a subfolder of Program Files or Program Files (x86) which are OS protected locations.

    @Galen-Tackett said:

    I tried unzipping the .7z archive. I can certainly run Notepad++ from there, but the Plugins Admin is missing so I can’t install any additional plugins.

    Currently the portable versions of Notepad++ (from ZIP or 7z file) don’t include Plugin Admin. This may change in the furture. Currently the only way to use plugins with portable versions is to install them manually.



  • @Guillaume-Bloss said:

    …this issue will probably disapear when plugins will be available in both 32 and 64

    There are already 64 bit plugins available (for about to 1.5 years). The 64 bit plugin manager is obtainable here, take PluginManager_v1.4.12_x64.zip. Please note: Plugin Manager is currently only usable with Notepad++ versions prior to v7.6 since the location where plugins have to be installed has been changed in this version.

    N++ should be able to manage both 32and 64b pluggins and probably also local and user plugin folder

    I’m afraid that you will never get this features. I would appreciate them too but @donho , the developer of Notepad++, has decided to simplify things and to reduce the number of installation variants.



  • Same issue as @gurikbal singh mentioned. Plugins Admin is not visible anywhere either.
    Also if I copy all plugins to the LOCALDATA location, it does not help at all.
    I had to go back to 7.5.9 and restore the shortcut for my specific command that used a plugin.
    I am on Windows 10



  • @Meta-Chuh said:

    @Max-Brante

    they don’t get ignored, but most of us are already tired of repeatedly posting the steps and reasons again and again

    Sorry, I was a bit frustrated not being able to use a tool that I really like when I was not able to manage my plugins…

    But , anyway thanks for the answers, I got it working at last.



  • Hi @donho,

    Thank you for NPP.
    After I moved to NPP 7.6 and New Plugins Admin, some how I had JSON Viewer 1.24 and JSON Viewer 1.32 together.

    In new Plugins Admin, I selected the v1.24 and clicked on Remove button.
    Strangely Plugins Admin wiped out the plugins folder.

    Thanks to I was working in a virtual machince I was able to roll back to a snapshot.
    In case you can’t reproduce the issue I have a copy of the plugins folder.

    kind regards
    Gökalp



  • Here’s a powershell module to help with the update of the plugins:

    https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/IIT.UpdateNppPlugins/1.0

    all it takes is a plugin folder and the rest will be done automatically

    install:

    open powershell window
    Install-Module -Name IIT.UpdateNppPlugins

    run:
    Update-NppPlugins -Path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\Plugins”

    in fact the path can be any path, a ProgramData or any other custom installation path.



  • @Andrej-Ličar said:

    Here’s a powershell module to help with the update of the plugins:

    https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/IIT.UpdateNppPlugins/1.0

    Does it work with Notepad++ v7.6 or v7.6.2 ?
    For v7.6.2, please check https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16645/new-plugins-home-where-notepad-will-load-from



  • After installing the 7.6.x version over the old previuos one, I had to create a folder for each plugin file and put each one into its specific folder



  • @donho I greet you!
    Is it possible to make the preview window of installed plugins not a hard size, inconvenient viewing of a window … as was done in the old plugin manager.
    Imgur


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