Something got changed, how do I revert it



  • If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve been using Ctrl+J of notepad ++ for years now. To change a column list to a line:
    123
    456
    789
    then highlight, do Ctrl+J gives me this: 123 456 789
    when I hit Enter key to go to the new line, it changes my input to this:
    123 456 789
    ( 123, 456, 789 )
    What the devil is this macro/auto complete/plug-in/setting that got enabled and how to disable it? Honestly I’ve scoured the google and the notepad++ forums for the solution, but it’s really not conducive for the search engines to accept an explanation like above. That’s why I’m here, hoping someone here knows how to “fix” this. Thank you very much!



  • @romanml71 said in Something got changed, how do I revert it:

    I guess you have some plugin installed doing this for you, could this be?
    If you post your debug-info we might be able to assist in identifying
    which one it is. Debug info is available from the ? menu, the last menu item.



  • this is what I’ve copied out of the debug menu item. Not sure how to read effectively though…

    Notepad++ v7.8.6 (32-bit)
    Build time : Apr 21 2020 - 15:17:06
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1803
    OS Build : 17134.1365
    Plugins : Autosave2.dll CodeAlignmentNpp.dll combine.dll ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll NppCalc.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll pork2sausage.dll SpellChecker.dll XBrackets.dll



  • @romanml71 I would seriously suspect XBrackets !!

    I mean, c’mon, low-hanging fruit is the easiest to pick, right !! :-)



  • I did. It says plugin is not active. Sadly the behaviour still exists. I’ve actually also un-installed it and still. :(



  • @romanml71

    I would do the following,

    • stop npp
    • rename the following directories in your
      %APPDATA%\notepad++\plugins directory
      NppCalc -> NO_NppCalc
      XBrackets -> NO_XBrackets
      combine -> NO_combine
    • start npp and see if it still is an issue.
      If so, go on with the procedure until you find the plugin causing it.

    mimeTools, NppConverter, NppExport are standard one which I think
    aren’t problematic. I use ComparePlugin as well and don’t have the issue.



  • @romanml71

    Hmmm, maybe disable ALL plugins and give it another try?



  • Thank you! I’ll start testing this. Appreciate your input very much!



  • @romanml71 said in Something got changed, how do I revert it:

    123 456 789
    ( 123, 456, 789 )

    Hi people:

    It sounds as something the NPPCalc plugin could do.



  • @astrosofista Thank you! and all others as well, Thank you! This was it. I’ve renamed nppcalc.dll to NO_nppcalc.dll and behaviour stopped! Yes!
    Interestingly enough. My plugins are in two places on my machine.

    C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins

    and here

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins

    However, not all plugins are in both places. nppcalc.dll was only in C:\ProgramFiles(x86)…

    This community is the best!!!



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  • Ultimately, inside the Plugins\NppCalc menu path, Active Calc option was enabled. The keyboard shortcut for that Ctrl+Shift+C.
    Not impossible to accidentally hit that key combo. Which must be what I’ve done.
    Thanks again to all for your insight and help!



  • @romanml71 said in Something got changed, how do I revert it:

    However, not all plugins are in both places. nppcalc.dll was only in C:\ProgramFiles(x86)…

    I guess this could be if some older installation was updated with a much newer version.
    My understand it is that as long as Local Conf mode : OFF is set,
    the configuration, plugins … will be read from %APPDATA% and in case
    of Local Conf mode : ON npp is looking to the directories next to its executable.


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