Notepad++ 7.6 autoupdate disable
yes, you can create custom default settings for every user and future user:
first open notepad++ and make all custom settings you need.
then close notepad++ (important, the config will only be saved on exit)
copy the file config.xml to
(note: the path is
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Notepad++for the 32 bit version)
and rename it to
from now on all new config.xml files will be created using your personal config.model.xml template
if you already have existing default config.xml files in %APPDATA%\Notepad++ of existing users, just delete them all, they will be recreated using your template.
excellent thank you
you’re welcome, @Aku-Suonpää
Also possibility to override user settings would be cool.
the only (dirty) workaround i can come up with, is to regularly delete the users config.xml, so they will be recreated from your template.
this could either be done by a custom shortcut for notepad++.exe that deletes %APPDATA%\Notepad++\config.xml before starting notepad++.exe, or a startup script/batch, so that the config will be “reset” at every boot
@Meta-Chuh "just go to: settings > preferences > misc. and uncheck “enable notepad++ auto updater”
You are assuming this works all the time, and it doesn’t. It has never worked reliably for me. For example, 5 minutes ago I launched NP++ and I was prompted if I want to update, yet I have auto updater unchecked. That’s why I did a web search and ended up on this page: to try to find a way that actually works.
I could imagine that this happens when the config.xml is corrupted.
OT: I see that the above posting by @Meta-Chuh is his most-recent, and that was 16 days ago, and he wasn’t very active (like his usual) for a decent period leading up to that. Is he just on an extended AFK period, or has his interest in N++ waned…anyone know? His contributions were always extremely valuable…
I’m not sure. He hasn’t responded to my e-mails for more than a month, either.
I’m hoping that this is just a long, mostly-away-from-computers summer vacation that he’s taking, and that he’ll be back soon (or at least, by this fall). If not, it’s yet another loss to this Community and Notepad++ in general.