Notepad++ v7.8.7 released



  • Hi, all,

    My bad, once again ! I got fooled because English is not my mother tongue :-((

    I should read posts more carefully! … I’m sure you understand the general idea I wanted to express…

    BR

    guy038


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  • @Ekopalypse said

    The reason why I downvoted @Kantor-Zsolt posts is because of his wording.

    That was my exact reason.
    He apparently doesn’t read the comments because he does it again.
    So IMO it is HE who doesn’t give respect.



  • The behaviour of the column editor changed in this version, when using Tab.

    Hold Alt and postition the cursorline over several lines and press Tab.
    Expected: the cursorline moves along with the text.
    Actual result: the cursorline stays at its orignial position.Npp 787.png



  • @Pinobigbird said in Notepad++ v7.8.7 released:

    The behaviour of the column editor changed … when using Tab … the cursorline stays at its orignial position

    I can confirm this, although in my testing it also happened in 7.8.6.
    I also tried 7.8.4 and 7.8.5 and in those (for me at least) the cursorline moves along with the text.



  • @Alan-Kilborn

    I can confirm with 7.8.7 too, but in 7.8.6 I have the same behavior as @Pinobigbird.

    Notepad++ v7.8.6   (64-bit)
    Build time : Apr 14 2020 - 22:37:54
    Path : D:\...\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS Name : Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
    OS Build : 7601.24544
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll 
    


  • @donho

    A potential bug with the new save as dialogue autopopulating the extension seems to also save the extension regardless of if the user deletes the automatically supplied extension.

    See here: https://community.notepad-plus-plus.org/topic/19536/gedcom-file-extension-ged

    and here: 8398

    Cheers.



  • @Ekopalypse said in Notepad++ v7.8.7 released:

    I can confirm with 7.8.7 too, but in 7.8.6 I have the same behavior as @Pinobigbird.

    Ok, so now I blew away whatever settings I had for my temporary 7.8.6 portable copy, and did a fresh extraction and tried it again. And now I agree with you and @Pinobigbird about it working correctly in 7.8.6 and incorrectly in 7.8.7.

    But, I believe it must be tied to a configuration setting (some way I had my 7.8.6 originally set up). I probably should have made a copy of the config before blowing it away.



  • @Pinobigbird @Alan-Kilborn @Ekopalypse
    Thank you for your test.
    I did a quick test with a new document and readme.txt under 7.8.7 and 7.8.6 (both are minimalist package, 32 bits).
    Under v7.8.7, I can reproduce the bug with both new document (new 1) and readme.txt.
    Under v7.8.6, however I can reproduce the bug only with readme.txt. With new document (new 1) the behaviour is as expected.

    Could you confirm that you get the same result as I’ve got?



  • @donho

    I can confirm, with npp 7.8.6, that *.txt files seems to have the bug.
    I tried *.bat, *.html, *.log, *.xml, *.pl and *.py all of those behave as expected.



  • With 7.8.7 new and existing files, the ones I’ve tested (*.bat, *.html, *.log, *.xml, *.pl and *.py ) seem to have the bug.



  • @donho
    Under v7.8.6 (32-bit) I can’t reproduce it, not with new files, not with *.txt.



  • In v7.8.7, with type = “normal text file”, it depends on what extension I type whether Notepad++ auto-appends the .txt extension or not.

    With the same file (just File > New, then type blah as the file contents), Save As results in:

    • type new 1.txt => actual new 1.txt
    • type new 1.ged => actual new 1.ged.txt
    • type new 1.ext => actual new 1.ext
    • type new 1.fon => actual new 1.fon
    • type new 1.blech => actual new 1.blech.txt

    Looking in HKCR in my registry, what it seems to be for me is that if the extension (.txt, .fon, .ext) happens to be in the HKCR keys list, then Notepad++ lets me keep that extension. If the extension (.ged, .blech) is not in the HKCR keys list, then Notepad++ auto-appends the .txt after the extension I typed.

    If I set Language > B > Batch, so it wants to default as .bat:

    • type new 1 => actual new 1.bat
    • type new 1.ext => actual new 1.ext
    • type new 1.fon => actual new 1.fon
    • type new 1.ged => actual new 1.ged.bat
    • type new 1.blech => actual new 1.blech.bat
    • type new 1.a => actual new 1.a (.a is in HKCR)
    • type new 1.aa => actual new 1.aa.bat (.aa is not in HKCR)

    edit: Conclusion: Notepad++ Save As (and similar) let you keep the typed extension if the extension is listed in keys of HKCR in the registry



  • Regarding the column selection for TAB position regression, here’s the way to reproduce it:
    Just add a valid url link like
    http://foo
    then this bug can be reproduced.
    Tested with v7.8.6 so it’s an old regression :)

    I’m working on it.



  • @PeterJones said in Notepad++ v7.8.7 released:

    edit: Conclusion: Notepad++ Save As (and similar) let you keep the typed extension if the extension is listed in keys of HKCR in the registry

    YES - that seems to be correct so this may NOT be a bug / regression, but a limitation of Windows Save As dialogue. Trying your test with Notepad.exe (Windows supplied, not the far more capable Notepad++ we’re fond of) demonstrates the same behavior - with my example “mygedfile.ged” gets saved from Windows Notepad.exe as “mygedfile.ged.txt” unless I surround the file name with double quotes or select “All types (*.*)” from the “Save As Type” drop down.

    I’ll amend the bug report 8398 to reflect this.

    Cheers.



  • @donho
    Yes, with an url I can reproduce it too in v7.8.6, but only with the option “Clickable link settings” enabled (which I have disabled normally).



  • Just tested with v6.6.6 (13th Friday edition) :
    Without URL it works as expected. With URL it doesn’t work - the behaviour is not the same (even more buggy).
    So it’s not a regression definitely, but a (Scintilla?) bug for sure.
    Could someone open this issue on Github please ?



  • Could someone open this issue on Github please ?

    I will do so. I just wait a few minutes to avoid opening the issue multiple times.



  • Done - 8400.



  • Thank you @Ekopalypse for opening issue. This bug has been fixed and will be in the next release.

    Regarding the filter problem, it’s not a bug to me, please check:
    https://community.notepad-plus-plus.org/topic/19536/gedcom-file-extension-ged/8


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