NPPExec console disappeared and does not show up (NPP/Exec are up to date)



  • Hi there,

    NPPExec console disappeared and does not show up (NPP/Exec are up to date: 7.5.9/0.6RC2): even full restart (including the OS) did not help.

    It does not show up either via the plug-in menu (“Show console”) or via instrument toolbox icon which toggles just fine and the actual console never appears anyway.

    It happened out of the blue with no errors shown. I was not even changing any NPPExect options or anything at all. The settings menu work and are not corrupted.

    I use NPPExect to run either JSLint or PHP code validation/checks that show results in the console. JSLint does work (I see cursor jumping to where I butcher my code if I do so to check if JSLint actually alive or not), but it just can not show anything without the console.

    Thank you in advance.

    Did anyone see thing happening? Is it possible to fix that without reinstalling NPP/Exec?



  • Otherwise NPP is not dead: for example, JSON viewer addon continues to show and hide its window just fine.

    I just got the console to re-appear after I selected “Yes” in the "Visible (on start) option. However, the console is not attached to NPP properly since it still does not show JSLint report after I am checking the current file for errors, it is dead.



  • make backup and delete the NppExec.ini placed in
    C:\Users\$$$$$$\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config



  • Restarting Notepad++ in administrator mode did not help.



  • @gurikbal-singh Alas, it did not help: the options/settings for NPPexec did clear up, but the console is still dead.

    (Sorry for not replying quicker: it turns out there is a twenty minutes ban/pause after each new comment on this site.)



  • Notepad++ v7.6.1 (32-bit)
    Build time : Dec 12 2018 - 01:24:22
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (32-bit)
    Plugins : active text.dll DSpellCheck.dll huge_file_tool.dll LightExplorer.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll PythonScript.dll Remove dup lines.dll sed total here.dll selectNLaunch.dll

    to get a perfect answer go to menu item (?) > debug info



  • @gurikbal-singh Thanks; here is the information (to be clear: I did not install/uninstall any plugins today or opened any menus in NPP before this weird glitch happened):

    Notepad++ v7.5.9 (32-bit) [updater says no new versions are available]
    Build time : Oct 14 2018 - 15:02:52
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll AnalysePlugin.dll ccc.dll ComparePlugin.dll JSLintNpp.dll JSMinNPP.dll NppBplistPlugin.dll nppcrypt.dll NppExec.dll NppFTP.dll NPPJSONViewer-win32.dll NppScripts.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll Pork2Sausage.dll regrexplace.dll SpellChecker.dll TagsJump.dll



  • @Max-South said:

    OS : Windows 10

    here Windows 10 related has many bugs
    try notepad++ v7.6.1
    note:-
    there plugin dir are changed to ProgramData\notepad++\plugin



  • i have working NPPExec plugin folder contain items

    folder doc
    folder NppExec
    dll NppExec.dll

    if you don’t want to install new version of notepad++
    download
    download winGup
    zip file extact issue fixed
    extract it and overwrite in install dir



  • @gurikbal-singh Thanks; upgraded to 7.6.1, copied plug-ings, started NPP without errors, but the console still does not work no matter what. Data from the debug information window:

    Notepad++ v7.6.1 (32-bit)
    Build time : Dec 12 2018 - 01:24:22
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : AnalysePlugin.dll ccc.dll ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll JSLintNpp.dll JSMinNPP.dll mimeTools.dll NppBplistPlugin.dll NppConverter.dll nppcrypt.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NPPJSONViewer-win32.dll NppScripts.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll Pork2Sausage.dll regrexplace.dll SpellChecker.dll tagsjump.dll



  • @gurikbal-singh RESOLVED: I tried to find out if any of the plug-ins all of sudden started to tamper with anything so I removed them (almost) all from the folder – and yes, after NPP restart, I saw the console and JSLint working. So I started to add all of the plug-ins back by one or two at a time and found out that actually none of the plugins I use tamper with anything and what I had is some obscure glitch that probably had something to do with window position of certain plugins or something like that.

    If this glitch had to do with some weird window positions (not sure, but it is likely), then can we ask the developer(s) to add something alike to “Cascade windows” function from the good old days? Not literally that, of course, as we are dealing not with tabs/windows for files open, but with auxiliary windows/consoles that can just go away to somewhere.

    Thanks for you help.


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