Disable Undocumented Keyboard Shortcut

  • Quite by accident, I have discovered that pressing F11 + Backspace closes the program. I hit this key combination inadvertantly quite often and find myself frustrated, with lost (unsaved) work.

    Any way to disable this? I have looked under keyboard shortcuts and this combination isn’t listed.

  • @Retro-80s-Guy

    That does not “work” on my version. F11 just toggles full screen mode. Pressing backspace at the same time does nothing to affect that operation.

    Perhaps you have an old version or a wayward plugin? Please paste in your debug info from the Notepad++ menu:

    ? => Debug Info…

    Notepad++ v7.8.3 (64-bit)
    Build time : Jan 12 2020 - 19:09:49
    Path : C:\usr\bin\npp64\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1809
    OS Build : 17763.1098
    Plugins : AutoSave.dll BetterMultiSelection.dll ChangedLines.dll CodeAlignmentNpp.dll ColumnTools.dll ComparePlugin.dll CsvQuery.dll DoxyIt.dll DSpellCheck.dll Explorer.dll GitSCM.dll HexEditor.dll JSMinNPP.dll MarkdownViewerPlusPlus.dll NppConsole.dll nppConverter.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NppMenuSearch.dll Perl Indent.dll PluginManager.dll PreviewHTML.dll Python Indent.dll QuickText.dll SpeechPlugin.dll SurroundSelection.dll TagLEET.dll TagsView.dll XMLTools.dll ZoomDisabler.dll


  • @Retro-80s-Guy

    I have looked under keyboard shortcuts and this combination ( F11 + Backspace ) isn’t listed.

    That’s because it isn’t possible to press these keys together. One will always happen before the other. It is really amazing that such a circumstance would close Notepad++ bypassing any save prompts.

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