TextFX plugin.



  • Find this plugin 🔗 here.
    Put him here:

    C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\Config\

    Do no idea how it works… Is this plugin relevant I think it is ancient?



  • Yes, it’s ancient. Many of its features are native in Notepad++ now. But many others aren’t. So whether or not it’s relevant depends entirely on what you need to do.

    C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\Config\

    That’s not where you install it, however.

    If you have a 32-bit Notepad++ on a 32-bit OS, and chose normal installation, then plugins will go into the C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\ hierarchy. For TextFX.dll, it should go as C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\TextFX\TextFX.dll. If there are configuration files, they will either go in the config directory you noted above, or (more likely) in %appdata%\Notepad++\plugins\config, sometimes in subdirectories of those named after the plugin, sometimes not.
    But rather than doing it manually, with Notepad++ v7.6.3 32-bit or newer, you should just use Plugins > Plugins Admin dialog to install the TextFX plugin, and everything will go where it needs to.

    If you have 32-bit Notepad++ on 64-bit OS, change any mention above of C:\Program Files\ to C:\Program Files (x86)

    If you have 64-bit Notepad++ on 64-bit OS, the official TextFX isn’t available; there are some 64-bit forks of TextFX (search the forums some), but they are not official releases, and I seem to remember they don’t fully work.

    If you don’t know which version of Notepad++ you have, use the ?-menu, Debug Info; if you need help understanding what you get, click on Copy debug info into clipboard and paste in your reply here.

    Once you have it installed, and have re-started Notepad++, TextFX features will be available in a top-level menu called TextFX.



  • @Сергей-Друзь
    Мне интересно зачем ты выбираешь плагины которые уже 10 лет как заброшены и не обновляются?!
    I wonder why you choose plugins that are already abandoned and not updated for 10 years ?!



  • @andrecool-68
    Спасибо за пояснения теперь я знаю точно!
    Мне интересно зачем ты дублируешь свой комментарий второй раз (не слепой если что… был в отезде)?



  • @PeterJones
    Thank you, everything is short and clear!

    Plugins > Plugins Admin

    I checked it out of the list.

    P.S. ··· Are all the possible plugins available in «NotePad++» I thought there were more of them?

    If you don’t know which version of Notepad++ you have, use the ?-menu, Debug Info;

    Notepad++ v7.8.1 (64-bit)
    Build time : Oct 27 2019 - 22:57:19
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1607
    OS Build : 14393.2273
    Plugins : AutoSave.dll DSpellCheck.dll MenuIcons.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll OpenSelection.dll RunMe.dll XMLTools.dll



  • @Сергей-Друзь said,

    Notepad++ v7.8.1 (64-bit)

    So, by default, the “official” release of TextFX is not compatible with your Notepad++, and thus not relevant.

    P.S. ··· Are all the possible plugins available in «NotePad++» I thought there were more of them?

    No. The Plugins Admin lists any plugin that is compatible with your version of Notepad++ (32bit vs 64bit), and has been submitted to be included in the Plugins Admin library; the list of “available plugins” via Plugins Admin is only updated when a new version of Notepad++ is released.

    Any other (compatible) plugin may be installed by putting it in the right location and restarting Notepad++. For you, that location is as a subfolder of C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins, where the subfolder name matches the name of the DLL. For example, a 64-bit version of TextFX would go in C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\TextFX\

    Regarding 64-bit TextFX: as I said before, there is no “official” release of TextFX for 64-bit Notepad++, but there was a link to a 64-bit compile of TextFX 0.27 in the forum topic “TextFX 0.27 x86 and x64 available”. Unfortunately, when I follow the link in that thread as of December 8, 2019, the download site says the file doesn’t exist (any more).

    There was also a version of TextFX 0.26 linked in “TextFX Plugin Completely Missing” with a 64-bit DLL. However, there may be features missing.

    Also, neither of those 64-bit builds were likely updated for the Scintilla upgrades in Notepad++ v7.7.x or v7.8.x, so there might be features that don’t work, anyway.

    All that said: as I said earlier, “Many of its features are native in Notepad++ now.” It may be possible that there is a native function of modern Notepad++, or another plugin that can add the feature you wanted from TextFX. If so, you could describe what features of TextFX you were wanting to use, and we might be able to point you in the right direction.



  • @PeterJones said in TextFX plugin.:

    you could describe what features of TextFX you were wanting to use, and we might be able to point you in the right direction.

    I’ll start by learning how to write code in «AutoHotkey». On the official forum, I found a branch where there was a discussion concerning the TextFX plugin and others for «NotePad++».
    I wanted to try… but there’s been a misunderstanding…

    here’s post – 01 Aug 2018, 08:26



  • @Сергей-Друзь

    So I’m wondering what killer features TextFX provides for people…

    I’d like to watch the screencast/video.



  • @Сергей-Друзь said in TextFX plugin.:

    @PeterJones said in TextFX plugin.:

    you could describe what features of TextFX you were wanting to use, and we might be able to point you in the right direction.

    I’ll start by learning how to write code in «AutoHotkey». On the official forum, I found a branch where there was a discussion concerning the TextFX plugin and others for «NotePad++».
    I wanted to try… but there’s been a misunderstanding…

    here’s post – 01 Aug 2018, 08:26

    You still haven’t said what you want to do with the TextFX. That post you linked was from 5 years ago. Notepad++ has changed a lot since then, and even more since some of the plugins they mentioned were last modified. I don’t know what they were trying to do in that post (except maybe make things look more like PSPad; since I’ve never used PSPad, I don’t know what features they were trying to replicate). They didn’t do a good job in that post of immediately explaining why they had each of the plugins they mentioned (at least, it wasn’t in the first couple posts, which is all I took the time to skim), and I don’t know what you would find necessary vs. extraneous, and I don’t know what your goals are.

    Until you tell us what your goal is, it’s really hard to help you. Are you trying to automate Notepad++? Or are you trying to learn AHK, and want to use Notepad++ to write your scripts? Or something else that I haven’t been able to deduce? (I couldn’t tell whether you were trying to learn AHK to be able to do something in Notepad++, or if you were trying to configure Notepad++ so that you could easily learn AHK.)

    For writing AutoHotKey scripts in Notepad++, I would think what you mostly would want would be an AutoHotKey lexer or UDL (I don’t see a builtin lexer; there might be someone on the forum who can share a UDL, or searching the forum might turn one up), and maybe a functionList definition (again, there may be someone here who can share). Maybe some of those other plugins had a specific purpose which would make AHK authoring easier; I don’t know.

    There are plenty of people who use AutoHotKey to manipulate Notepad++. There are also many other ways (macros, and scripting plugins like NppExec, PythonScript, or LuaScript) which allow you to set up command sequences in Notepad++ that can be bound to particular keyboard shortcuts.

    So, what are you really asking, and what do you really want to do?



  • @PeterJones said in TextFX plugin.:

    trying to configure Notepad++ so that you could easily learn AHK.

    ✌️😊

    NppExec, PythonScript, or LuaScript

    I’ll look 👁️ this way.


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