Style Configurator Matching Braces,



  • Hi folks, new user to Notepad++, currently using v7.7.1 64bit on Windows 7 Pro.

    I have been using conText for many years and just figured it was time to get into something more recent. I’ve been trying to find a way in the Style Configurator to alter the highlighting of matching braces ie: ( bla bla ) when one positions the cursor either next to or following the opening or closing brace. I notice that it appears to be an inbuilt feature (using VB VBS) but I can find no way to alter the default style. Can anyone please point me to the appropriate style or advise if this is even possible.

    If not available, can we add such to a feature request, as it is something that helps me enoormously being old , near sighted and easily confused by syntactical errors … heh.

    On another note, is there a way to freeze/spit the window so you can have say lines 10-50 of the file in the tp half of the window and be scrolling through the remaiinder of the file in the bottom half ? It’s a very useful feature when one needs to reference differing locations within the same file.

    Many thanks, Fin.



  • @Tim-Davidge said:

    way to freeze/spit the window so you can have say lines 10-50 of the file in the tp half of the window and be scrolling through the remaiinder of the file in the bottom half

    Yes, right click the tab you want to do this to, and choose Clone to other view. Depending upon what you last did, you will either get a left/right split or an over/under split. I suspect you want over/under here so if you got left/right, right-click the splitter between the two subwindows and you will get an option to change this so that you get the desired over/under. Lastly, adjust the top subwindow view to show your lines 10-50. It’s in no way frozen, but it is effectively frozen if you don’t touch it further. :)



  • Welcome to Notepad++ @Tim-Davidge

    You can change the highlight braces style with “Settings”=>“Style Configurator”.

    Select “Global Styles” in the Language selection window on the left and then “Brace Highlight Style” in the “Style:” selection window. To the right, select the style you want.



  • Perfect, thanks for the help, both of you. Appreciate it.


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