Notepad++ 7.8 Release Candidate 6

  • 7.8 RC5 is available for testing here:

    Fixed from RC5:

    1. Fix the issue about python-like/non-python-like indent guideline.

    Notepad++ v7.8 enhancements and bug-fixes:

    1. Upgrade Scintilla from 4.1.4 to 4.2.0
    2. Fix non Unicode encoding problem in non-Western language(Chinese or in Turkish).
    3. Add “No to All” and “Yes to All” options in Save dialog.
    4. Add the command line argument “-openFoldersAsWorkspace” to open folders in “folder as workspace” panel.
      Example: notepad++ -openFoldersAsWorkspace c:\src\myProj01 c:\src\myProj02
    5. Enhance plugin system: allow any plugin to load private DLL files from the plugin folder.
    6. Fix File-Rename failing when new name is on a different drive.
    7. Make “Clear all marks”, “Inverse Bookmark”, “Remove Consecutive Duplicate Lines” & “Find All Current Document” to be macro recordable.
    8. Make “Command Argument Help” MessageBox modal.
    9. Fix Folder as Workspace crash and “queue overflow” issues.
    10. Make Combobox font monospace in Find dialog.
    11. Fix folding in user-defined languages for non-windows line endings.
    12. Fix crash of Folder as Workspace when too many directory changes happen.
    13. Fix ‘-nosession’ overwrites config.xml issue.
    14. Fix the crash due to NPPM_DESTROYSCINTILLAHANDLE message.*
    15. Improve GUI in Find dialog for Find Previous & Find Next buttons.
    16. Fix Sort Line as Integer regression.
    17. Add more OS information to debug info.
    18. Fix tab dragging issues under WINE and ReactOS.
    19. Fix indent indicators continue to following code blocks for Python.
    20. Fix Python folding collapse issue.
    21. Fix crash when sorting “out of range” columns.
    22. Fix find 2 times for the same occurrence in both original and cloned documents issue.
    23. Fix command line issues where filenames have multiple white spaces in them.
    24. Fix Document Peeker constantly changing focus problem.
    25. Make backward direction checkbox be also on Find dialog’s Mark tab.
    26. Add 2 new columns for HTML Code in the Character Panel.
    27. Fix “clear all marks in find dialog also removes bookmarks” issue.
    28. Enhance supported language (on function list or auto-completion): LISP, BaanC,(PL/)SQL & COBOL.

  • @donho

    The download link above is wrong. It should be:

  • I’m seeing that my choice of “English_customizable” for Localization isn’t sticking. Every time I restart after setting that, I find that the setting has reverted to “English”. Anyone else seeing something similar?

  • @Alan-Kilborn

    No, seems to work for me.
    Did a test with a few other languages and all of them survived a restart.

  • @Alan-Kilborn

    No problems at my site as well.

    The UI language setting is not a “real” setting, i.e. it is not stored in whatever config file. Instead the appropriate file from the localization directory is copied over to the directory where notepad++.exe resides (provided you use a portable version of Notepad++ for testing) and is renamed to nativeLang.xml.

    If your language setting doesn’t survive a restart, it could mean that the file nativeLang.xml gets deleted. Did you check that?

  • @dinkumoil

    Thanks for your comments. nativeLang.xml is in the same folder as my portable N++'s notepad++.exe. Its contents are the same as english_customizable.xml in the localization folder.

    It turns out I made some changes to english_customizable.xml recently and apparently what I did is causing it to be rejected somehow at N++ startup. It seems to work okay if I change the setting while N++ is running. I don’t understand what the rejection criterion is; if I knew that it might help me troubleshoot.

    Anyway, I’ve reverted my english_customizable.xml from an earlier version and all is back to working again. When I get some time I will reattempt the changes I had made one at a time and try to see what the problem was.


  • @Alan-Kilborn

    maybe check if your changes broke xml validity.
    From what I read and understood it looks like npp doesn’t
    check beforehand if the xml is valid. Think about those issues
    which are solved by renaming the notepad directory under %APPDATA%
    to recreate the default configs. Just a guess.

  • I guess this version is ready to go.
    RC6 will go release tomorrow if no other critical bug or regression found.

  • Strange, the minimization to tray option does not work for me.
    Can anyone check this out?

  • @Artur-Harison said in Notepad++ 7.8 Release Candidate 6:

    Strange, the minimization to tray option does not work for me.

    It is working for me.

  • @Artur-Harison
    by clicking on minimize(button at top) it’s working
    by clicking on close(button at top) it’s not working

  • Banned

    @gurikbal-singh said in Notepad++ 7.8 Release Candidate 6:

    by clicking on minimize(button at top) it’s working
    by clicking on close(button at top) it’s not working

    by clicking on close it is normal to not work, because by closing notepad++ it should terminate the application.
    By the way I have Win7 64-bit, Notepad++ 64-bit and the minimize to tray works as expected.

  • @Zsolt-Kántor
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit, Notepad ++ (32-bit) not work (((

  • Banned

    would you try with the 64-bit np++?

  • @Zsolt-Kántor
    64 has issues compatibility with some plugins.
    I’m just used to it.)))

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