Zen coding plugin installed but not working

  • I am struggling to mkae the Zen codomg application work on a Windows 10 PC. I have upgraded to the latest NPP (7.8.5) 32 bit version. The plugin manager seems to work fine and other plugins loaded work also. “Zen coding - Python” and “Python script” both appear in the plugin menu. The Zen codng menu appears and I can select “About” and get a dialog giving me the version number ( and the author. However, I cannot get anything else in that menu to do anything. I used to use the zen coding plugin on an older version of NPP on my old XP PC so I thought I knew what to expect.

    I have written a trivial Python script and that seems to run. Please can anyone suggest what I might try next.

    Thanks for any help (and thanks for NPP!)

  • I feel stupid now!
    I had this problem a few weeks ago, noted I had the problem and couldn’t fix it, but didn’t note the solution I eventually found until somewhat later in my notes. So just in case anyone else has the same issue:

    I copied the “c:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\ZenCoding-Python\ZenCodingPython” directory to “c:\Users\Steve\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\Config” I think I must have found the clue in one of the installation instructions I found via Google. I guess in an ideal world the plugin manager would have done that for me of given me a hint, but I got there in the end.

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