Notepad++ 7.6 and the plugin TextFX ?



  • Thank you all but, as I feared, your answers are too complex for my understanding.
    Here is my configuration: Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
    NotePad ++ 32bit (voluntarily), installed in C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Notepad ++
    with NppTextFX.dll installed in C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Notepad ++ \ plugins
    Where is the problem ? And the solution ?



  • @Dominique-Lavarenne C:\USERS\ PCNAME\APPDATA\LOCAL\NOTEPAD++\PLUGINS\NppTextFX\NppTextFX.DLL



  • In the directory C: \ Users \ DRJMLAPS \ AppData \ Local \ Notepad ++ \ plugins, I created the NppTextFX folder and installed the DLL. The TextFX menu reappeared in the NotePad ++ menu bar.
    Problem solved. Thanks a lot !



  • Hello, @Dinkumoil,

    I think I would be able to move, or if you prefer copy, your post from the General Discussion section to the FAQ section.

    So, just review your post to complete it, quietly. An when OK, send it to me, by e-mail ;-))

    tguy.038@gmail.com

    Don’t forget to add which title of FAQ you would like. Note that it would be preferable that it begins with the FAQ Desk: string, to be coherent with the other FAQ posts !

    May be, it would be interesting, too, that it refers, at one moment, to the PeterJones’s explanation of %Appdata% in the FAQ :

    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/15740/faq-desk-what-is-appdata

    And don’t worry : I’ll update this FAQ by including later modifications that you want to, if any !

    Best Regards,

    guy038



  • @dinkumoil
    sorry, i didn’t have time yet to test everything after reviewing it but it seems correct



  • I burned now my 5.5.9… i never update to newer versions, so no problems



  • Do let us know when the plugin issues are fixed. I tried the dll and ini copy to correct folder and no change. Going back to 7.5.9 and probably will stay there.



  • @dinkumoil How about just making plugin admin do that work? Why burden the user to do all of that ‘thinking’ and ‘acting’?



  • @Joe-Bruns75 said:

    @dinkumoil How about just making plugin admin do that work? Why burden the user to do all of that ‘thinking’ and ‘acting’?

    I’m sorry, I am not responsible for the situation like it is. The Notepad++ project has one main developer, user @donho . He has founded this project, he makes the major decisions about the direction the program evolves and he decides which features contributed by other programmers make it into a release version and which not.

    I’m also not happy with the current situation and I agree with you that it is nasty for users to be left alone with the required tasks to switch to v7.6 but I can not change anything.

    I wrote a batch script to automate the steps required for getting plugins back to a functional state. You can download it here.

    Please note: I have tested the script under Windows 7 (64 bit). Nevertheless I can not guarantee that it works correctly under all circumstances. Thus, use this script on your own risk. I’m not responsible for any damage caused by executing it. Before using it back up all important data on your hard disk and all directories related to Notepad++ and its configuration.

    Even after running the script it is not guaranteed that all plugins will work properly, especially plugins coming with companion files may fail to work. This depends on how a plugin internally assembles the access paths to these files. You should thoroughly test every plugin. If you find any regression (e.g. help or documentation doesn’t open, missing icons, error messages at Notepad++ startup concerning a certain plugin) try to copy back the files/folders related with the plugin in question to their previous location. Additionally you should contact the developer of the plugin to request an update that adopts the new plugin hosting model of Notepad++.



  • Hello all!

    About a month ago, I asked you to know how to put in the menu bar of NotePad ++ the TextFX menu, disappeared since the transition to version 7.6.

    Gurikbal Singh gave me the solution in his answer here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16629/notepad-7-6-and-the-plugin-textfx/11

    Unfortunately, when I installed version 7.6.1 today, I lost the TextFX menu again. Where is the error?

    I thank you in advance for helping me out…



  • @Dominique-Lavarenne

    The location for storing plugins has been changed once more. Have a look at this and this posting to fix that.



  • It’s annoying, these changes…
    But thanks dinkumoil, it works!



  • @Dominique-Lavarenne said:

    Hello all!

    About a month ago, I asked you to know how to put in the menu bar of NotePad ++ the TextFX menu, disappeared since the transition to version 7.6.

    Gurikbal Singh gave me the solution in his answer here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16629/notepad-7-6-and-the-plugin-textfx/11

    Unfortunately, when I installed version 7.6.1 today, I lost the TextFX menu again. Where is the error?

    I thank you in advance for helping me out…

    “C:\ProgramData\Notepad++\plugins\NppTextFX\NppTextFX.DLL”



  • I got the 64bit plugin to show up, but it doesn’t do anything. CSV files are displays separated by commas, not tabs or equal-spaces. The TextFX Lineup Multiple Files by (,) does nothing, doesn’t work.

    How can it be that there are no free tools that can display this format correctly for editing, aside from OpenOffice???



  • @MonarchX

    CSV files are displays separated by commas…How can it be that there are no free tools that can display this format correctly for editing

    Okay, so Notepad++ is a text editor. A CSV file is a text file that has commas in it as textual characters. So when you open it with Notepad++, you see commas. Notepad++ is displaying it correctly for editing, as far as it is chartered to do.



  • @MonarchX ,

    As @Alan-Kilborn said, Notepad++ is a text editor: it allows you to edit the source text of the CSV just fine.

    But if you want a free spreadsheet-like program for editing a CSV, how about trying a free spreadsheet program, like LibreOffice or OpenOffice?



  • Hi !
    With version 7.6.2 (at the beginning of the month), I had to install the TextFX.dll in C: \ ProgramData \ Notepad ++ \ plugins \ NppTextFX \ NppTextFX.DLL
    I just installed version 7.6.3, and the TextFX menu has disappeared again! Is this a joke of Notepad ++ developers?
    Can I ask again where this DLL should be installed now?
    Thanks in advance…



  • It’s not a joke, though it can be annoying to end users. The developer has been changing the plugin structure starting 7.6.0, and it’s been in a state of flux, while new issues are found and others are solved; each of the 7.6.x minor revisions have had a plugin change of some sort.

    For 7.6.3, you need to put that DLL in the ...\plugins\NppTextFX\NppTextFX.dll (where ...\ is the path to the same folder as your executable. So assume you still use 32-bit NPP on a 64-bit OS, your DLL will go in c:\program files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\NppTextFX\NppTextFX.dll.



  • Perfect! My problem is once again solved, thanks to you …



  • It seems silly that the developer cannot make the NppTextFX directory and then copy in the required file(s) before starting NP++ back up after the user has told NP++ plugin manager to install TextFx.


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