Notepad++ 7.7 Release



  • @andrecool-68 said:

    I do not know how to solve the problems with the Cyrillic, for me it is very important!

    I heard you. Did I say that this bug won’t be fixed?
    BTW, just as you, I have a daily job so I can feed my family, and I have also my personal life.
    So be patient, or fix it by your own (it’s an open source project after all) - I don’t owe you anything.



  • @donho, it seems you’re are bit frustrated/tensed today. Hope, things are fine. Please relax and take care.



  • @donho said:

    @patrickdrd said:

    I’m having problems copying text with greek characters to another app, in 7.6.6 it works fine

    Telling us that you have a problem doesn’t help you to solve your problem.
    Describing it by providing more detail information does.

    what information do you want?
    I’m receiving sql queries by email that I open with npp and I then copy the file content to sql manager program in order to execute them, well, with 7.7 Greek characters are displayed like Chinese, I rolled back to 7.6.6 and they display properly



  • @donho , Thank you for scintilla update. It can’t have been easy, fun, or glamorous, but I appreciate the work.



  • I upgraded from 7.5.9 to 7.7 (32-bit) and:

    • I lost Explorer plugin
    • If I install Explorer 1.8.5 plugin using Plugins Admin, I get an error about hash mismatch and plugin is not installed.
    • The Plugin Manager doesn’t work anymore but still shows up among my plugins
    • If I attempt to remove Plugin Manager using Plugin Admin it just does nothing
    • After reinstalling my previous version 7.5.9, the notepad is no longer functional

    It seems that release v7.7 is very unstable and has some major issues.



  • @borynet-llc

    Please take these issues to a separate thread; it is meant to keep this thread clean for real 7.7 issues. [Your issue isn’t related to 7.7 but rather the coming of Plugins Admin (N++ 7.6+) and the deprecating of Plugin Manager (used in 7.5.9 and earlier)].



    • The Plugin Manager doesn’t work anymore but still shows up among my plugins

    @chcg Could Plugin Manager be removed from the list ? Since it stops working for a while.



  • @donho said:

    Could Plugin Manager be removed from the list ?

    It’s already done, see >>> this commit <<<. The problem is: at most users systems it is already present and of course they migrate it to the new plugins directory structure like they do with their other plugins.



  • @dinkumoil said:

    @donho said,

    Could Plugin Manager be removed from the list ?

    It’s already done, see >>> this commit <<<. The problem is: at most users systems it is already present and of course they migrate it to the new plugins directory structure like they do with their other plugins.

    Could it be treated like “unstable plugins” are (or were?) – ie, moved to a disabled\ subdirectory? I know that through 7.5.9, when I would upgrade Notepad++ (either through the auto-update, or by downloading the new install package and installing over top the old copy), it would identify PreviewHTML as an “unstable” plugin, in move it to the disabled subdir, so I always had to go move it back into the main plugins directory so that I could use it. Is that feature still there, or could it be added back in for the old PluginManager?



  • @PeterJones said:

    it would identify PreviewHTML as an “unstable” plugin, in move it to the disabled subdir

    There was >>> this commit <<< that removed the “disabling routine” from Notepad++'s installer, it has been part of v7.6.2.

    Why would you like to “save” the old PluginManager? @chcg stated somewhere that he wants to keep it alive to the end of 2019. When the plugin list servers will be taken offline it will be useless. The plugin admin system at bruderste.in already lacks a valid SSL certificate and it seems like plugin updates are not applied to the plugin list anymore.

    EDIT: @PeterJones Forget what I wrote above, I’ve missed your point.



  • What about Explorer plugin? Why is explicitly disabled and why the new does not installs?



  • @borynet-llc

    I guess my earlier post was TL;DR



  • I don’t know which post you are talking about. Seems you are being a bit defensive instead helping.



  • @borynet-llc said:

    What about Explorer plugin?

    This problem isn’t Notepad++ related. It seems the author of the Explorer plugin has deleted the released version whose download link is part of the currently official plugin list. Some days ago there has been a similar question where I was able to provide a solution, see >>> here <<<.



  • @donho

    @chcg Could Plugin Manager be removed from the list ? Since it stops working for a while.

    we’ve already removed plugin manager from the plugins list about six weeks ago, but we have not implemented a forced deletion in unitTest.

    my apologies, i thought it was not necessary to force disable plugin manager anymore, as it is no longer visible when upgrading from 7.5.9 to 7.6.x and above, due to the folder structure changes.

    note: even if we would implement an installer deletion, it will not help, if a user installs plugin manager manually after upgrading, or if he migrates his old plugins.



  • FYI: Auto-updating for v7.7 is just triggered.



  • I have updated to version 7.7 and Notepad ++ is broken to the third document that I open.
    I have returned to version 7.6

    Info:
    Notepad++ v7.6.6 (32-bit)
    Build time : Apr 3 2019 - 23:49:50
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll Explorer.dll HexEditor.dll linesort.dll LUSquirrel.dll mimeTools.dll MultiClipboard.dll NppColumnSort.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll XMLTools.dll _CustomizeToolbar.dll



  • @Zoilo-Lagos-Lopez

    can you specify “Notepad ++ is broken to the third document that I open” ?

    does this mean, that the third document you try to open does not open, when opening either via file > open menu, or via opening 3 files at once from windows explorer ?

    can you give us detailed steps to reproduce ?

    many thanks and best regards.



  • I searched the GitHub bug reports for my problem and I found, among other posts, this post:

    https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues/1786

    The GitHub posts that I found either make no reference to operating system or reference Windows 10, but the problem is not limited to Windows 10.

    I have Notepad++ installed on a Dell E6520 with 64 bit Windows 7 Pro with i5 processor, 8 GB RAM. Here is the “debug” info:

    Notepad++ v7.7 (64-bit)
    Build time : May 19 2019 - 13:05:35
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : ON
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll

    I have 2 problems and I believe problem 2 is related to problem 1:

    1. I cannot set Notepad++ as the default .txt application. Here is what I have tried:

    a. Right click on .txt file, click on Open With, then on “Choose default program.”. NP++ not displayed, even in other programs. Browse to NP++ .exe file, selection does not work, even with “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

    b. Control Panel/Set your default programs. NP++ not displayed, not selectable

    c. Control Panel/Associate a file type . . . NP++ change program selection does not work

    Note: right click on .txt file and “Edit with Notepad++” works

    1. Recently opened files not displayed when right click on NP++ icon on Task Bar (even after changing the number of files to be displayed). Recently opened files ARE displayed when File in menu is clicked on.

    This bug report, now over 3 years old, is still open. I am not a programmer, so I can’t help fix it, but I definitely would like to see it fixed and an update to NP++ released, since I am not comfortable with editing the Registry.

    Is there any schedule for this problem to be fixed? For a program update with fix to be released?



  • @ofcgk9

    file association has already been integrated into notepad++.

    guide to set .txt or other file associations for notepad++:

    • close notepad++ if it is open

    • right click on your notepad++ icon and choose “run as administrator”
      (make sure you see [Administrator] at the top bar of your notepad++ window (see screenshot)

    • go to settings > preferences > file association and make sure your needed extensions, like .txt are visible at the registered extensions panel (last panel on the right) as seen on this screenshot:

    Imgur

    • hit close and exit notepad++

    • now reopen notepad++ normally, and go to settings > preferences > file association again, and make sure your needed extensions are also visible for the standard user account.

    • then exit notepad++ again

    • right click on e.g. any .txt file and choose open with > choose other app and select notepad++ from this list.

    • select always use this app to open .txt filesand hit ok.

    • close notepad++ again and retry opening your .txt file by double clicking on it.

    if you encounter any hurdles, or if you have further questions, please open a new, separate topic at help wanted or general discussion.

    best regards.


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