Notepad++ 7.7 Release

  • After being constantly nagged to upgrade to this new v7.7 release I had to find out I’d better stayed with the old (I guess it was v7.5 but not sure) version.

    What happens now is someting I experienced long ago after upgrading (I don’t recall how I got rid of the bug that I’ll describe)

    After having installed v7.7 I get this repetingly and it keeps poping op. I always hit No and another popup shows. It doesn’t end.




    Now I let all my txt files open by “get diz”

    What is happening. And why does this always happen after an upgrade ?

    To translate it in English it says the file *.txt file is modified by another program, and do you want to reload it and loose the changes that have been made in Notepad++ ?

    Of course I click NO each time.

  • Had to edit within 180 seconds (???): failed of course …

    so here the refreshed/clickable links of above

  • Upon updating from 7.5? to 7.7, All my plugins are gone from the menus but the DLLs are still there. I’ve debated a reinstall.

  • @Krystal-Owen

    since npp 7.6, the plugin structure has changed.
    In addition, 7.7 introduced a new scintilla version which might break plugin functionality.
    Probably the easiest way to get your plugins back is to use the new plugin admin tool. The plugins manager is deprecated. If you have an issue with a particular plugin, let us know which one it is and we can see if there is a way to make it work again.

  • Fact is and remains that my issue from a post or 3 above is a not admissable at all because I just can’t open the Notepad v7.7++ anymore. I just saw in another forum someone giving an advice to up upgrade from a default Windows notepad to this one. Maybe they should first check this website. Another thing that’s still not solved after 3 years is that my Notepad++ (all versions before v7.5 that is), need something like 10 seconds and more, to open… It has been discussed here (not in this thread), no solution was found. All some people’s good advice here is to upgrade to the latest version. LOL.

  • @Guido-DC

    Another thing that’s still not solved after 3 years is that my Notepad++ need something like 10 seconds and more, to open …

    Can you point me to the issue you’d reported? Hoping that there is more info than just
    it takes …

    It has been discussed here …

    if you have an old version, then it makes sense to try a newer version to see if the issue is gone or not. Most of the time it is recommended to use the portable version instead of upgrading an installed one, which, from my point of view, makes absolutely sense. Don’t you agree?

  • I’ll agree with you al the way since you’ve replied. But “sometimes” it’s better to stay with an old version. There’s this verb: don’t touch a running system (aside from the time lag of 10 sec’s before it opened). Now my old version before upgrading to this v7.7 that simply doesn’t open and always keeps asking me “**.txt file is modified by another program, and do you want to reload it and loose the changes that have been made in Notepad++*” was v7.5.6.

    Now come to think of it: like I said after I installed v7.7 I got this repeating bug

    and couldn’t open the program but what’s worse I could not see if the prgram I installed was v7.7.
    I then looked for a restore point of some hours ago and applied it. The bug was still there so I also could not see if I reverted to the old v7.5. I assumed that the program did not revert to v7.5 since the bug was still there (FYI that bug was not present b4 my upgrade (v7.5 > v7.7).

    To my big surprise I just checked the notepad executable (details from *.exe) in my W7 program files (x86) folder and it is v7.56. So with the restore point I effectively reverted to the old v7.5 but I got the bugs that came along with v7.7 as a present.

    The thing of the time delay will have to wait a while. First I’d like this v7.7 to work for me. Will completely uninstalling it remove my settings ? And why is it still installed in the program files folder (x86) ?

    Thank you in advance.

  • @Guido-DC

    what about giving one of the portable versions a chance?
    Like this 64bit one.

    I can’t see your uploaded images - I always get barely dressed women.

    Whether an uninstall will remove your settings depends on how you installed/used it before, hard to say.
    You can check if you have an %appdata%\notepad++ directory and, if so, temporarily rename it. Afterwards try to start npp and see what happens.
    If this doesn’t work either then I assume that you used a local configuration which then would be wiped (afaik ).

  • Before I read your message I did the following: I found the v7.7 file for x64 and installed it. The program asked me to remove the old v7.5.6 that was in my x86 program files folder. I continued and the program uninstalled the v7.5.6 from my x86 folder (except for one dll file it was empty after I checked it.)

    v7.7 is installed and of course I get the same repeating error I had when it was installed in my program files x86 folder… I will remove it completely and install the portable … to be continued.

    The barely dressed woman are on that server but not by clicking my links.

  • Regression: colorization of JSP files does not work anymore 😥

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