Notepad++ 7.6 and the plugin TextFX ?



  • 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.



  • @Joe-Bruns75

    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.

    yes, you are correct.

    but unfortunately plugin manager is an external project and not part of notepad++.
    you will have to report this problem to it’s developer here:
    https://github.com/bruderstein/nppPluginManager/issues

    it is however recommended not to use “plugin manager” anymore.
    please use the official built in “plugins admin” instead, as it will automatically create the necessary sub folders.



  • The folder solution helped me and also for the “RunMe” plugin. It had also disappeared and after creating its folder and putting the dll in it, it reappeared! Thank you!


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