Np++ randomly freezing at startup

  • Sometimes when i open my Np++ the window shows up, and immediately stops responding. No matter how long i wait, it never fixes itself and i have to smash close to fc it. Afterwards it’s always fine, with nothing from my session lost, which leads to my second point.

    This is not a new issue, it’s been happening for a few years now i think, but it was always rare enough to not bother me, about 1/20. But now i figured i should look into this. I don’t remember when it started happening, but it wasn’t always the case.

    I’ve read that addons sometimes can cause stuff like this, although i haven’t found my exact issue.
    My current addons list is as follows:

    The only thing i can think being a bit atypical i have compared to the average Np++ install is that my config files are being saved/loaded in/from my dropbox folder, so i can get any changes on all my devices:

    Any idea what may be causing it? Is there any .log file i can check and see what’s causing the hang?

  • Try to update the “DSpellCheck” plugin, and then disable all plugins at all.

  • Configuration files cannot be here!
    These are the backups of your session files)).


  • @andrecool-68 Wait, cannot be “here” where, exactly? On dropbox? Just to be clear, it’s still a regular folder and path on my drive, and npp can access it just fine.

    I’ve indeed updated my plugins right after i posted this (something i realised i haven’t done in a long time) and since then it hasn’t happened again, butt as i said, it doesn’t happen that often. Will return if it does happen again again, but let’s hope it was just an outdated plugin, albeit with a very strange way to manifest itself (by randomly freezing like that)…

  • I was experiencing this problem when I accidentally installed the 32-bit version instead of the 64-bit version. The 32-bit version has a bug that 1 out of 3 Npp startups result in freeze. I tested it on 4 computers.

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