Notepad++ 7.7.1 Release

  • Notepad++ v.7.7.1 is just released:

    Change log:

    1. Fix drag and drop tab regression: dragging tab is switched to another tab issue.
    2. Fix an input regression: Cyrillic, Turkish and other languages input issue in ANSI mode.
    3. Fix an ASP regression: VB looses syntax highlighting in ASP document.
    4. Fix Reload dialog displaying issue during File Monitoring.
    5. Fix “unhide lines” markers disappears issue.
    6. Fix Plugin menu is not localized issue if no plugin installed.
    7. Add “Copy File Name” command in context menu of “Folder as Workspace”.
    8. Fix crash while sorting lines with numbers longer than 20 digits.
    9. Enable Scintilla Virtual Space Option change from macro.
    10. Add Tcl, CMake and AutoIt keywords; add Python and SQL new syntax highlighting cathegories.

    Happy coding!

  • When I updated this morning, all of my plugins were removed.

  • @spunkyjethro

    What version did you update FROM ?

  • I was current - 7.7

  • @spunkyjethro said:

    When I updated this morning, all of my plugins were removed.

    If you updated from v7.7 to v7.7.1, it shouldn’t happen.
    Has anyone here the same problem?

  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @spunkyjethro

    i can not reproduce a removal of plugins when updating from 7.7 to 7.7.1 under testing scenarios, unless, theoretically for some reasons, the 7.7.1 x64 installer was used, while 7.7 32 bit was originally installed, or the 7.7.1 32 bit installer was used, while 7.7 x64 was originally installed.

    in this case you should have seen this warning:

    do you remember, whether you saw it and whether you clicked on yes ?

    could you please have a look at your windows explorer, if both paths exist as left overs, or only one of them:
    %ProgramFiles%\Notepad++ and %ProgramFiles(x86)\Notepad++

    fastest method of course, is to reinstall your plugin using plugins > plugins manager, checking the paths above is just needed, if you are interested to find out what happened on your specific system.

    many thanks and best regards.

  • Hello,
    The 7.7.1 update broken something about Polish ANSI detection. When I open any text file or perl script, it’s in “ANSI” mode and Polish characters cannot be typed in. I need for every single file to leave ANSI with Encoding->Character Set->Central European->Windows 1250 (then it asks to save the file?). After that, the perl scripts are reformatted and I need to go to Language->P->Perl to revert back to correct highlighting and tab size.
    So it seems two detections were broken (Encoding and Language).
    Please help.


  • @gr-hayduk

    might be related to this PR. Anything you can test on your side to see if this PR would solve it?

  • @Meta-Chuh

    There was no warning. I’m running the 32 bit version. I had it happen on both my desktop and laptop.

  • @spunkyjethro

    thanks for the answer.

    if you like that we have a thorough look at that, please open a separate topic at the category help wanted.
    (a new topic is necessary, because this will probably require many follow up posts, and this amount would affect the release announcement’s readability, as a plugin loss on 2 machines, when updating from 7.7 to 7.7.1 reportedly never happened before)

    interesting things to post there in advance would be:

    • source from where the original notepad++ was downloaded.
      (there are reported file and configuration issues with the unofficial microsoft store version and the inofficial portableapps version)

    • your debug information from the notepad++ menu ? > debug info... > copy debug info into clipboard.

    • the content of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins of both machines, to have a look if the 7.7 plugins are still there.
      (this depends on whether this is or was your current or previous install path)

    • check if the install path has changed, e.g having used a portable version before updating, or a different location than %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Notepad++\ either now or before.

    • what happens, if you install any plugin now on 7.7.1, and then re-run the same 7.7.1 32 bit installer from >>> here <<<, checking whether the plugins still exist after that, and also taking notes about the selected installer options.

    many thanks and best regards.

  • @donho Check PR#5843

  • @gr-hayduk
    The issue with typing Polish characters in ANSI mode is correctly fixed with npp 7.7.1 (previously I’ve got 7.7, I’ve must have updated on another machine).
    But there’s still issue with switching ANSI encoding to Windows 1250 encoding, which changes tab settings for Perl scripts (to 8 chars, I have default 4 and perl style uses default).


  • Dear Notepad++ Community,

    I had the same problem, my plugins don’t work after update. I have x64 version, the issue is not the x86 because I have no warning for that.

    HexEditor and my own plugin ( both stopped working.

    I went back to release 7.5.9 which was the last one working. After that 7.6 and 7.6.1 complained about HexEditor (x64, Unicode Editor/Hex Editor Plugin v0.9.5/)

    After that (7.6.2 and onward) they just stop working (although the dll-s present in the same location)

  • @gaebor This plugin has not been supported for 10 years.
    Test this build

  • @andrecool-68 that’s the one I used, only an older version.
    But HexEditor9.5.19 ( has the same issue: works for 7.5.9, doesn’t work for 7.7 :(

  • From 7.5 to 7.7 there was a change on where / how the plugins are located. Are the plugins in their own directories in the plugins directory, i.e.,

    PS VinsWorldcomT@..\notepad++\plugins> tree .\HexEditor\
    `-- HexEditor.dll

    FYI: I’ve been using HexEditor 0.9.5 in N++ every version since 6.something. I certainly worked for me in all the versions mentioned here, 7.5.9, 7.7 and 7.7.1.

  • @gaebor
    HexEditor plugin for Notepad ++ … is a child’s toy!
    I use full editors!

  • The “silent” installation switch (/s) doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

  • @MichielOverweel For the installer nsis, the key /s has not been canceled!
    start /wait setup.exe /s

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