Notepad++ v7.9.4 released



  • I will downgrade my NP to 7.9.3 for a while. It does the job. BTW, (the alt-shift-l is really alt-shift-Arrows, as you said).
    My bet is scintilla + numeric laptop keyboard.

    If it is correct, theres no way but wait.
    Thanks!



  • @Grenville-Tryon-0
    @PeterJones

    Could this be the issue?

    Laptop without “arrow keys” and maybe the NumLock / numeric pad number keys (8, 4, 6, 2) with arrows accessed by a function key …

    In short, keyboard column select mode only works with Alt+Shift+DEDICATED arrow keys, not the number pad arrow keys with NumLock disabled.

    Hope this helps and doesn’t add more confusion.

    Cheers.



  • @Michael-Vincent Thanks for your quote. Unfortunately, is not the case. (Also, It doesnt explain why the 7.9.3 works and 7.9.4+ not.)



  • @Grenville-Tryon-0 said in Notepad++ v7.9.4 released:

    Also, It doesnt explain why the 7.9.3 works and 7.9.4+ not.

    Actually it does since the Scintilla version was updated and the Scintilla behavior in pre-4.4.6 was based on 4.1.2 and in 4.3.1, Scintilla changed the way this was handled:

    ====
    From: https://www.scintilla.org/ScintillaHistory.html

    Release 4.3.1

    • Released 4 March 2020.
    • Add default argument for StyleContext::GetRelative. Feature #1336.
    • Fix drag and drop between different encodings on Win32 by always providing CF_UNICODETEXT only. Bug #2151.
    • Automatically scroll while dragging text. Feature #497.
    • On Win32, the numeric keypad with Alt pressed can be used to enter characters by number. This can produce unexpected results in non-numlock mode when function keys are assigned. Potentially problematic keys like Alt+KeypadUp are now ignored. Bug #2152.
    • Crash fixed with Direct2D on Win32 when updating driver. Bug #2138.
    • For SciTE on Win32, fix crashes when Lua script closes application. Bug #2155.

    ====

    Cheers.



  • @Michael-Vincent said in Notepad++ v7.9.4 released:

    On Win32, the numeric keypad with Alt pressed can be used to enter characters by number. This can produce unexpected results in non-numlock mode when function keys are assigned. Potentially problematic keys like Alt+KeypadUp are now ignored. Bug #2152.

    That is the answer !
    I try the shift-alt-cursor non numeric keypad -> work
    I try the shift-alt-cursor numeric keypad -> dont work

    Looks like from now on I have to change my way to use the cursors in notepad plus.
    Just curious: So it may happen also in an standard desktop computer numeric keypad? (Dont have one to test)

    Thank you!



  • @Grenville-Tryon-0 said in Notepad++ v7.9.4 released:

    Just curious: So it may happen also in an standard desktop computer numeric keypad?

    Yes definitely. I’ve tested such with my external keyboard and reported on the Notepad++ issue I first referenced. It is definitely a Scintilla issue based on the “bug fix” they reference in 4.3.1.

    Cheers.



  • А так сделать можно будет?
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  • @Michael-Vincent said in Notepad++ v7.9.4 released:

    It is definitely a Scintilla issue

    It is an “issue” but didn’t they decide to “fix” it by just not allowing column selecting via using the shared arrows on the numeric keypad? That isn’t really a “fix” but as I have never used those keys to make a column block, it doesn’t bother me.

    @Grenville-Tryon-0 If you’d have just answered my question when I first asked it, it would have saved a lot of pointless back-and-forth here!



  • @TroshinDV said:

    Will it be possible to do this?

    This thread is for suspected problems specifically with the 7.9.4 release.

    Please ask your question (whatever that is) by creating a new thread.

    Also, if you’re going to re-ask it, do so in a manner that clearly conveys what you mean. Since this is an English-speaking forum (historically), ask in English and preferably post screenshots in the English translation of Notepad++ – if you want the best help to be provided.



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Notepad++ v7.9.4 released:

    @Michael-Vincent said in Notepad++ v7.9.4 released:

    It is definitely a Scintilla issue

    It is an “issue” but didn’t they decide to “fix” it by just not allowing column selecting via using the shared arrows on the numeric keypad? That isn’t really a “fix” but as I have never used those keys to make a column block, it doesn’t bother me.

    @Grenville-Tryon-0 If you’d have just answered my question when I first asked it, it would have saved a lot of pointless back-and-forth here!

    You are right: I though i answer all the questions but missed that one. Appreciate the extra effort.


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