No suggestions - spellchecker
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
Great. You have just proven to yourself that it’s not impossible to work, and that you have something different between the two. And now you’re going to have to go about determining what the difference is, or eliminate the differences. We can give hints, but really, it will just require some digging on your part.
Maybe you can go through Plugins > DSpellCheck > Settings and compare the settings one at a time, making sure to look at everything.
Maybe all you’ll have to do in the installed version is exit Notepad++, go to
%AppData%\Notepad++\plugins\config[*: see the
%AppData%FAQ] and delete
DSpellCheck.ini(which should reset all the DSpellCheck settings to default), and re-run Notepad++; DSpellCheck should re-initialize its config… you might have to re-install your dictionaries, but at that point, it should be the same as the copy in the portable. Or maybe copy the
...\plugins\Config\DSpellCheck.inifrom the unzipped version into
%AppData%\Notepad++\plugins\config\DSpellCheck.ini, which should make the two have exactly the same contents (though if the ini file contains paths, that might not work).
Or maybe you can uninstall the DSpellCheck, exit Notepad++, delete the
DSpellCheck.inimentioned above, then re-install DSpellCheck.
Maybe one of the other plugins (MenuIcons or CustomizeToolbar) is messing with something, so you could try disabling them: the easiest way is to exit Notepad++, then rename the directories for the other plugins, found in
c:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\, to something like
_CustomizeToolbar--old, because if the folder name doesn’t match the DLL filename, it won’t load. After renaming, reload Notepad++ and see if it works; if it does, then fix the name of the folders, one at a time, and figure out which one breaks it.
Those are the next few debugging steps I would go through, if I were having this problem. Unfortunately for you, I am not having this problem – nor is anyone else that’s chimed into this conversation – so you’re going to have to do the bulk of the work here.
If you need more help, describe exactly how you tried to implement my suggestions, and explain what happened with each. But whatever you do, don’t change settings in the unzipped portable edition, because that’s a known-good setup right now, and can give you something to come back to.
you have a way to keep people busy, no? ;)
I dug a little bit - see screen shot! quite a difference in folder size… the installer version seems to miss a few files?! the bigger version is the portable (64bit). I work through the other things later on… stay tuned
Alan Kilborn last edited by
the installer version seems to miss a few files?! the bigger version is the portable (64bit)
I think if you are starting by looking at THAT for differences, you are looking at the wrong thing, and thus “spinning your wheels”.
You need to look specifically at the spell checking plugin folders and files for differences.
The size difference between portable/installer is quite too significant for my taste - hence makes me think there is something missing/wrong. I have uninstalled the installer version and work with the Portable which is good nuf even the “button” still fails to work.
whatever is … I rest my case
Alan Kilborn last edited by
The size difference between portable/installer is quite too significant for my taste - hence makes me think there is something missing/wrong
But that size difference is not relevant to the problem you are trying to solve.
It was only suggested to try the portable version in order to get a clean testbed for diagnosing your spell checking issue.
But good for you if you are now happy. :-)
same behavior with my client. Until v7.7 it was possible to use the “Special Suggestion Button”. With 7.9 there appear no more suggestions. Context Menu works fine, but I prefer the other method.
Plugin DSpellCheck v1.4.17
Notepad++ v7.9 (64-bit)
Build time : Sep 22 2020 - 03:19:04
Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS Name : Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
OS Version : 2004
OS Build : 19041.572
Current ANSI codepage : 1252
Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll
I hope for a positive result.
Best regards, Tom.
Ekopalypse last edited by
@Ekopalypse Thank you very much! I confirm, it’s fixed with release 1.4.18.