NP process still active when closed

  • When I start NP++, it creates a process, but when I exit NP++ it stays there and is not removed. If I start another instance of NP++, I get another process start. I can continue and I could have many instances of NP++ process in memory.

    If I have the document map showing, with many processes in memory still, I will see a faint outline of the document map showing on my desktop still, after NP++ closes, until I close all of the running processes.

    I have the settings set as follows;

    • I don’t have the auto update enabled
    • Mono instance set
    • Minimise to system tray is NOT set

    I don’t remember it doing this before. Does anyone else have this problem?

    Notepad++ v7.7.1 (64-bit)
    Build time : Jun 16 2019 - 21:24:47
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll JSMinNPP.dll MarkdownViewerPlusPlus.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppJumpList.dll NppMarkdownPanel.dll NppMenuSearch.dll NppQrCode64.dll NppToolBucket.dll NppXmlTreeviewPlugin.dll PreviewHTML.dll Python Indent.dll RunMe.dll TopMost.dll XMLTools.dll _CustomizeToolbar.dll

  • @Vasilis-Serghi said in NP process still active when closed:


    There was an issue when using a DSpellVersion < 1.4.4,
    could this be your issue as well?

  • @Vasilis-Serghi said in NP process still active when closed:


    in my case remove NppMenuSearch plugin to fix it
    where NppMenuSearch and jn notepad++ plugins booth installed


  • DSpellCheck is at v1.4.13, and I haven’t got jN installed, so I checked the other one.

    MenuSearch is the culprit. When I close NP, it disappears from the process tree as well. Sorted :)

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