ToolTips don't work on Toolbar.

  • Never have. Finally got annoyed and decided to research it - hey maybe they don’t exist - and found one comment here that they are on by default, and no option to turn them off or on.
    However I have NO tooltips on toolbar, DO have tooltips on tabs
    Windows 10 64. and Notepad++ 7.5.9 32 bit.
    Thanks for any ideas.

  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @GrantHorizons

    please test the following, to verify, if a clean notepad++ would show toolbar tooltips on your system.

    • download the notepad++ 7.6.6. 64 bit portable version from >>> here <<<.
      (the portable version does not require any installation and runs completely independent and isolated from your installed version. all custom settings, as well as any stuff you might want to try at the portable version, will not modify your installed version)

    • extract to e.g. your desktop.

    • important note: make sure to close all instances of notepad++ that might be running, before starting the portable version at the next step, to make sure you are using the portable version for this test.

    • open the extracted npp.7.6.6.bin.x64 folder and start this portable version by double-clicking on notepad++.exe inside this folder.
      (note: notepad++.exe will just be seen as notepad++, if you have activated to hide all known file extensions at your windows explorer settings)

    • test if tooltips are shown at the toolbar icons, and not only at the tabs.

  • That version works fine, thanks!
    Note that I have NO customization other than a tick box or three in preferences, all standard otherwise.
    Now what? :(

  • @GrantHorizons

    very good.

    Now what? :(

    now that we know that the 64 bit portable version works, we have to make another non destructive little test, to see whether we have to do a upgrade reinstall of notepad++ 32 bit, or we have to switch to 64 bit.
    (don’t worry, it usually won’t take long)

    note: if you want to upgrade to notepad++ 64 bit anyways, you can also skip this test and head straight to the notepad++ 7.6.6. 64 bit clean install section below.

    now download the 32 bit portable version from >>> here <<<, extract and run the included 32 bit notepad++.exe like you did with the 64 bit portable.

    • if this portable 32 bit works: it will usually be enough to install notepad++ 7.6.6 over your existing notepad++ 7.5.9. without the need of a reinstall.
      use this installer to do an upgrade install: npp.7.6.6.Installer.exe.

    • if this portable 32 bit does not show the tooltips:
      you will have to switch to 64 bit, as your windows 10 might have issues with some 32 bit applications.
      (this usually only occurs on migrated systems, e.g. windows 7/8 with an upgrade installation of windows 10)
      notepad++ 7.6.6. 64 bit clean install:

      • uninstall your notepad++ 7.5.9. from control panel > programs and features
        (shortcut: hit the windows button and enter appwiz.cpl)
      • open %ProgramFiles(x86)% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Notepad++, if it still exists.
      • open %AppData% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Notepad++, if it still exists.
      • open %LocalAppData% in windows explorer, and delete the folder, if it exists.
      • open %ProgramData% in windows explorer, and delete the folder Notepad++, if it exists.
      • download the npp.7.6.6.Installer.x64.exe from >>> here <<< and install it.

    after installing either of the above, you can use the built in plugins > plugins admin to search and install most of the compatible plugins, if you need any.

  • 64 bit version works great, thanks for the detailed instructions - very helpful! I skipped the redo 32 bit part, particularly as my system is an upgrade from 7 to 10.
    Thanks again!

  • splendid, thanks for your feedback, @GrantHorizons.
    we are glad to be of help.

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