N++ freezes for some seconds (mark long text area with SHIFT+Pagedown)
Michael Rosenbaum last edited by
I’m really loving Notepad++ (32/64bit v7.6.3) !
I have a 13MB text file (SQL dump) with ~260.000 lines.
When i try to mark a longer text area of more than thousands lines (pressing SHIFT+Pagedown for a longer time),
N++ freezes for 2-10 seconds, after that i can mark some more pages (always pressing SHIFT+Pagedown),
but N++ freezes again for 2-10 seconds, and so on…
I have tried it on my Intel i5 Notebook and my i7 PC - same problem.
But no problem when i’m using the stupid original Windows Editor.
PeterJones last edited by
It may be that the lexer is having trouble keeping up, if you have a lexer (“language”) active to apply highlighting. In the lower-left on the Status Bar, do you see “Normal text file” or “Structured Query Language file” or something else (if it just starts with
length: ###then you might have to maximize the window to see the file-type indicator). Or you could look in the Language menu – if SQL is active, Language > S > ● SQL or Language > ● SQL will have a big DOT ● next to it to indicate it’s active; if it’s normal/plain text, N > ● Normal text will have the ●)
There are also other plugins that might be interfering and slowing things down. Grabbing the menu item ? > Debug Info > Copy debug info into clipboard and pasting it into your reply here will help us know your setup. If you want to try without plugins, you can use the
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Notepad++\Notepad++.exe -noPluginfrom the Windows Run Dialog (
Win+R), assuming you have installed into normal locations) to run with plugins disabled.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
Maybe try the Edit menu’s Begin/End Select command. Execute it once at the top of the block you intend to select, move to bottom of desired block, execute Begin/End Select again.