"Open Document folder" opens in background. Need in foreground
Then what does About Notepad++ show? I am guessing you have an ancient version, if it doesn’t have Debug Info available.
I tried to update :(
Yes, that version is more than 5 years old now, ancient as far as software updates, bug fixes, and security are concerned.
Try downloading one of the zip packages of v7.8.9 (the most recent). Unzip it to a folder on your desktop (or somewhere else you can keep it temporarily). Close all instances of Notepad++. Run the version you just unzipped. Try the same experiment with running Explorer from File > Open Containing Folder > Explorer, from Context Menu > Open Containing Folder in Explorer, and from Run > Run >
explorer.exe. Do you get the same results or different?
If that gives you better results, I recommend updating by downloading the installer manually. Please note, if you have plugins installed, you will need to re-install them all, because plugin location has changed between 6.7.7 and 7.8.9.
need to re-install them all, because plugin location has changed
Please note: it is technically possible to move them all, but it’s easier to explain to just have you re-install them all, preferably using the modern Plugins > Plugins Admin (something that didn’t exist in your version, or any version before v7.6)
I updated it to 7.8.8(64 bit). But behaviour doesn’t change: Explorer with file opens in background
carypt last edited by
may it be affected by menue-settings-preferences-misc-file status auto detection ?
also the 32 and 64bit plugins differ by availiability .
Alan Kilborn last edited by
What does the OP’s problem have to do with file status auto detection?
Please try not to spread misinformation here, for benefit of possible future readers.
KnIfER last edited by
Windows has another api:
SHOpenFolderAndSelectItems, which is much faster than invoking expolerer.