Right-click menu behaviour is intermittently buggy.



  • When the right-click menu option is opened for a text file in explorer and “Edit with Notepad++” is selected, then one of two things will occur.

    1. If Notepad++ is currently closed, then Notepad++ will open, and load the text file for editing. (correct behaviour)
    2. If Notepad++ is currently open, then [sometimes] Notepad++ won’t open, and nothing happens. (erratic/buggy behaviour)

    This was tested on Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit

    I have yet to pin-down the exact circumstances under which the buggy behaviour can be reliably replicated.
    However, when it does occur, closing and then (optionally) re-opening Notepad++ will re-enable the correct Right-click menu behaviour.



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @MaxWattage

    this is intriguing, and i hope we can work it out.

    If Notepad++ is currently open, then [sometimes] Notepad++ won’t open, and nothing happens. (erratic/buggy behaviour)
    This was tested on Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit

    if notepad++ is in mono instance mode, and it is already open, it will not open another window, but it should always open your file.

    can you check, if it makes any difference, whether the file to be opened, but does not open, has following conditions:

    • the file has spaces in it’s path or filename.
    • the file is on a network drive and notepad++ is in administrator mode, which does not have access to the network drives mapped to your user account.

    also your debug info can be of help. please go to the notepad++ menu ? > debug info... > copy debug info into clipboard and paste the clipboard content here.

    many thanks and best regards.


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