Replace all double quotes freezes over a certain number of lines

  • Using 7.9.1 64-bit, I have a list of usernames, one per line, surrounded by double quotes. I am trying to use Replace All in Normal mode to replace double quote with empty string, in the whole document. If I have 250 lines, it works as expected, but with 500 lines or more, I get a progress spinner that remains for an inordinate time (MS Notepad replaces in 2700 lines nearly instantly). I don’t know if it would ever finish; I haven’t wanted to wait for it. Anyone seen this?

  • @Jerry-O-Brien ,

    500 lines is tiny, and shouldn’t have a problem.

    Could you give a screenshot of your Replace dialog?

  • Further:


    lasted less than a second from hitting Replace All.

    Please also give your ? menu’s Debug Info (copy/paste from that window to here)

  • @PeterJones 1e60fc7f-7466-41ae-85c8-da7af57bf19b-image.png

    Notepad++ v7.9.1 (64-bit)
    Build time : Nov 2 2020 - 01:07:46
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1909
    OS Build : 18363.1198
    Current ANSI codepage : 1252
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppXmlTreeviewPlugin.dll XMLTools.dll

    This file had 2320 lines. Typical lines look like this:

    I’ll hold off trying a reinstall to see if you want to try anything else.

  • @Jerry-O-Brien

    I would give it a try without having 3rd party plugins installed.
    Temporarily rename plugins directory from %APPDATA%\notepad++
    Start npp and redo the test.

  • @Ekopalypse Thanks. I removed and reinstalled XML Tools and that fixed it.

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