where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?

  • Notepad++ v7.6.1
        Release Date: 2018-12-12
            Notepad++ v7.6.1 new enhancement and bug-fixes
                Several bug-fixes & enhancement on Plugins Admin.
                Notepad++ will load plugins from %PROGRAMDATA% instead of %LOCALAPPDATA%.
                Fix installer's plugins copy issue under Linux (by using WINE).
                Fix Installer HI-DPI GUI glitch.
                Fix "Import plugins" not working issue.
                Fix printer header/footer font issue.
                Make installer more coherent for the option doLocalConf.xml.
                Make text display right in summary panel.
    Notepad++ v7.6
        Release Date: 2018-11-13
            Notepad++ v7.6 new feature & bug-fixes
                Add Built-in Plugins Admins. Users can install, update and remove plugins by some clicks via Plugins Admin: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/features/plugin-admin.html
                Change plugin loading method: Remove the legacy plugin loading way and apply only the new plugin loading method.
                Add new message NPPM_GETPLUGINHOMEPATH in Notepad++ API for plugin, so plugin can get its path easily.
                Fix a regression of performance issue while word wrap option is enable.
                Fix a performance issue for switching back to folded document.
                Fix crash issue due to Unix style path input in Open file dialog.
                Fix UTF-8 detection problem: 4 byte characters UTF-8 character can be detected now.
                Enhance/Fix encoding detection/problem.
                Fix auto-indent issue by typing Enter on empty line.
                Fix "Close all but this" behaviour if multiple views are present and some files are dirty.
                Fix tool tip in document switcher showing the old name issue (after being renamed).
                Add autoit and lua autoCompletion.
    Notepad++ v7.5.9
        Release Date: 2018-10-14
            Notepad++ v7.5.9 bug-fixes and enhancements:
                Fix hanging problem while switching back a fully-folded document by using shortcut (Ctrl-TAB).
                Fix possible file corruption during backup or power loss or other abnormal N++ termination.
                Fix wrong backup file deleted issue.
                Fix backup not fully disabled issue.
                Add 2 command line flags "-notepadStyleCmdline" and "-z" for the replacement of notepad.exe. See https://notepad-plus-plus.org/features/replace-notepad.html
                Add new plugin API NPPM_REMOVESHORTCUTBYCMDID to allows plugins to remove unneeded shortcuts.
                Fix Tail monitoring incoherent status after deleting a monitored file.
                Fix issue with wrong smart highlighting when it is disabled.
                Fix last active tab is ignored on Notepad++ restart issue.
                Fix Tab non-responding by mouse click after dragging bug.
                Fix switching back position restoring issue for wrapped document.
                Add several spiritual quotes and a subtle Easter egg in the source code.
    Notepad++ v7.5.8
        Release Date: 2018-07-23
            Notepad++ v7.5.8 bug-fixes:
                Remove annoying "no update" notification.
                Fix Folder as Workspace not updating regression.
                Fixed crash issue by checking & unchecking "Disable extension column" option in preferences dialog.
                Fixed a crash when trying to launch a secondary instance with command line arguments.
                Fix "Explorer Here" from "Folder as Workspace" problem if folder name contains comma.
    Notepad++ v7.5.7
        Release Date: 2018-06-30
            Notepad++ v7.5.7 bug-fixes:
                Fix hanging problem while shutdown and backup file is absent.
                Fix Sort Lines as Integers issue: use Natural Sort algorithm.
                Fix JavaScript not working regression in Function list.
                Fix Open File Dialog error for a long path.
                Fix document map display bug when the view is scrolled past the end of the file.
                Fix tool bar display bug in big icon mode issue.
                Make caret line always visible on click from Finder panel.
                Fix UDL export extension issue.
                Fix Run Macro multiple times dialog display glitch after deleting a Macro.
    Notepad++ v7.5.6
        Release Date: 2018-03-15
            Notepad++ v7.5.6 enhancements & bug-fixes:
                Fix macro playing back crash issue on new added "find previous" and "find next" buttons.
                Function List enhancement: Highlight the current function based on cursor position.
                Fix crash on styler dialog of User Defined Language dialog.
                Fix file status detection issue under Windows XP.
                Ghost typing enhancement: Unicode, syntax highlighting and speed support.
                (check the url for the usage of ghost typing on command line: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/features/ghost-typing.html )
                Add a message from outer space.
    Notepad++ v7.5.5
        Release Date: 2018-02-27
            Notepad++ v7.5.5 enhancements & bug-fixes:
                Restore 2 buttons "<< Find Previous" & "Find Next >>" in Find dialog (optional).
                Fix monitored (tail -f) file not always updated issue.
                Keep Doc Switcher's ordering in sync with Tab bar.
                Shortcut Mapper enhancements: Add filter capacity and make dialog resizable and maximizable.
                Fix for "Toggle Single Line Comment" malfunctioning with HTML/XML.
                Make Unix style path (slashes) work in open file dialog (optional).
                Fix tab sticks to mouse pointer problem after external update of a opened file.
                Fix encoding not sync (on status bar) after reloading.
                Fix menu items' state is not maintained due to save macro command.
                Fix line ending changes are not detected in reloaded changed files issue.
                Fix highlighting of <script> tags in XML files issue.
                Fix Unicode file name comparison to match Windows behaviour (as opposed to doing a linguistic filename comparison).
    Notepad++ v7.5.4
        Release Date: 2018-01-01
            Notepad++ v7.5.4 enhancements & bug-fixes:
                Fix a crash bug due to disordered notifications sent to plugins.
                Fix encoding broken regression.
                Improve smart highlighting performance.
                Auto-completion enhancement: remove unwanted symbols {} for variable names.
                Add auto-completion for BaanC & CoffeeScript.
                Fix localization copy regression in Installer.
    Notepad++ v7.5.3
        Release Date: 2017-12-06
            Notepad++ v7.5.3 bug-fixes:
                Fix shell extension registration failure in installer.
                Fix theme files installation failure in installer.
                Fix DSpellCheck incomplete installation in installer.
    Notepad++ v7.5.2
        Release Date: 2017-11-27
            Notepad++ v7.5.2 bug-fixes and enhancement:
                Fixed hanging issue while modifying JavaScript TAB settings.
                Add DSpellCheck plugin into distribution.
                Add version and other info into installer.
                Fix an issue while installing a x64 version, x86 version (if it exists) is not removed - and vice versa.
                Fix display glitch of certificate checking error message.
                Remove unused/empty entries from shortcut mapper.
                Add BaanC function list feature.
                Add batch auto-completion into installer.
    Notepad++ v7.5.1
        Release Date: 2017-08-28
            Notepad++ v7.5.1 new features and bug-fixes:
                Fix some excluded language cannot be remembered bug.
                Fix a localization regression bug.
                Fix the bug that Notepad++ create "%APPDATA%\local\notepad++" folder in local conf mode.
                Add Visual Prolog language support.
                Add auto-completion support for batch file (*.bat).
                Enhance Function List for PHP and JavaScript.
                Enhance Shortcut Mapper by adding category column.
                Make double click work for language menu disabling/enabling in preferences dialog.
                Make double click work to improve file extension movement in Preferences dialog.
                Fix bug: language menu item is restored back on the wrong zone.
                Add a spiritual quote.
    Notepad++ v7.5
        Release Date: 2017-08-15
            Notepad++ v7.5 new features and bug-fixes:
                Add new languages support: ASN.1, AviSynth, Blitz Basic, Csound, Erlang, escript, Forth, FreeBASIC, LaTeX, MMIX, Nimrod, nnCron, OScript, PureBasic, Rebol, registry, Rust, SPICE, txt2tags
                Add "Open file in its default viewer" command.
                Add "-quickPrint" command line argument: Launch Notepad++, print document & exit.
                Add /noUpdater argument for installer to not install updater (useful in silent mode).
                Add new installer argument /allowAppDataPluginsLoading.
                Roll back to 1 "Find next" button in Find/Replace dialog, due to the inconsistence after removal of direction option.
                Enhancement: empty fields "Replace with" and "Filters" of Find/Replace dialog are remembered in the next session.
                Fix text selection in combo boxes of find/replace dialog problem on resizing.
                Fix the issue of passing non-exist folder via command line without any warning.
                Fix multi-line tab button remaining pushed issue while switching off.
                Fix TAB key wired behavior on find/replace dialog's transparency radio button.
                Fix click on tab without hitting close button but close file issue.
                Fix Notepad++ modifying command line arguments issue (command line arguments could be visualized by system tools).
                Fix file not dirty while its content changed on the hard drive.
                Fix saved duplicated file in the same view issue.
                Fix "Folder as Workspace" toolbar button not activated after dropping folder issue.
    Notepad++ v7.4.2
        Release Date: 2017-06-18
            Notepad++ v7.4.2 bug-fixes:
                Add SWIFT language support.
                Fix replace in files regression.
                Enhance Find Replace dialog (resizable & remove search direction radio buttons).
                Fix a crash issue while doing a column insertion on a CJK unicode document.
                Fix repeated notification dialog for modification from outside of Notepad++.
                Fix a visual glitchy during tab drag and drop.
    Notepad++ v7.4.1
        Release Date: ?
            Notepad++ v7.4.1 bug-fixes:
                Fix Notepad++ hanging issue on start up due to its connection on Internet - disable the certification chain verification.
                Fix the opened zero length file not saving bug.
                Improve Document Peeker performance issue for large files.
    Notepad++ v7.4
        Release Date: 2017-05-13
        Notepad++ v7.4 new features and bug-fixes:
            Add document peek feature (while mouse hovering on tab).
            Add peek on document map feature.
            Fix issue with clicking links in html/js/asp/php.
            Fix folding vertical line loses colour after changing folding style via Preference dialog.
            Enhance folding feature (multi-line quotes) for python.
            Improve certificate verifying method.
            Fix issue of losing syntax highlighting while changing file extension (by "save as").
            Enhance the UI of "Windows" dialog (Menu "Window->Windows...") for sorting.
            Apply the new file custom encoding (Unicode or not) while opening an empty content file.
            Improve whitespace visibility while the visualization of whitespace is activated.
            Support RTL for header and footer printing.
            Add a warning message for launching folder as Workspace while both files and folders are dropped in Notepad++.
            Drag and dropping tabs is possible in multi-line tab mode.
            Fix issue of right clicking on multiline tabs.
            Add new moving tabs with mouse wheel feature (SHIFT + Mouse Wheel)
            Fix text on active tabs (multi-line mode) being clipped problem.
            Fix regression for saving session file (for session file extension, if set).
            Enhance saving workspace file by adding workspace file extension (if set).
            Fix change.log always opened issue.
    Notepad++ v7.3.3
        Release Date: 2017-03-08
        Notepad++ v7.3.3 bug-fixes and enhancements:
            Fix CIA Hacking Notepad++ issue (https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/cms/page_26968090.html).
            Fix mouse wheel to task list scroll crash bug.
            Fix flickering issue while switching back after modifying or deleting a document from outside.
            Support Motorola S-Record, Intel and Tektronix extended hex file formats.
            Improve multi-line tab: maintaining the selected tab position.
            Fix add char into word char list bug.
            Add Shift+Enter in Find dialog for searching in the opposite direction.
            Fix a regression that delimiter settings is not retained correctly.
            Add clear command button in shortcut mapper.
            Enhancement: file extension supported in Load/Save Session dialog if a session file extension is set.
    Notepad++ v7.3.2
        Release Date: 2017-02-13
        Notepad++ v7.3.2 new features and bug-fixes:
            Fix crash issue on column mode editor.
            Fix "Use new style save dialog" setting's regression.
            Enhance "Open file" command - open a file from editor zone without selecting its full path.
            Fix word char list settings not applying on next launch issue.
            Fix block uncomment for line comment bug.
            BaanC Language is supported.
            Add error notification on run dialog.
            Fix the caret position not maintained issue between document move.
            Fix caret goes to wrong position after word completion.
            Enhance Function List for supporting language.
            Add check mark in Language menu.
            Fix toolbar not showing issue while launching Notepad++ from system tray in some unknown configuration.
    Notepad++ v7.3.1
        Release Date: 2017-01-17
        Notepad++ v7.3.1 new feature and bug-fixes:
            Fix generation of MD5 on Unicode bug.
            Enhancement : make "Word characters list" customizable.
    Notepad++ v7.3
        Release Date: 2017-01-01
        Notepad++ v7.3 new feature and bug-fixes:
            Add MD5 functionalities.
            Fix the problem of launch Notepad++ with Admin right after installation.
            Fix a problem of recent file history - add to recent file history only if file is removed from all the views.
            Get back Find dialog while you lost it (in a multi-screen + laptop configuration).
            Fix long hyperlinks truncated problem.
    Notepad++ v7.2.2
        Release Date: 2016-11-27
        Notepad++ v7.2.2 bug-fixes:
            Fix auto-updater setting toggles between startups bug.
            Fix "Replace All" button shortcut accelerator in Replce dialog not working regression.
            Fix unusual plugin update prompt after upgrade to 7.2.1 version.
    Notepad++ v7.2.1
        Release Date: 2016-11-20
        Notepad++ v7.2.1 bug-fixes:
            Fix x64 installer regression issue - install in "C:\Program Files" instead of "C:\Program Files (x86)"
            Fix expanding environment variables regression in backup path.
            Make installer Unicode again.

  • Notepad++ v7.2 new features and bug-fixes:
        Add option for smart highlighting extension to another view.
            Smart highlighting is enhanced in 7.2 release.
            An option has been added to extend smart highlighting to another view, if both views are visible.
            "Highlight another view" option in Prefs -> Highlighting
            This will cause text smart-highlighted in one view to be smart-highlighted in the active tab in the other view.
            Unnecessary for cloned view as that will smart-highlight by default (even before this 7.2 version).
        Fix Installer for 64-bit fails with argument "/D".
        Fix uninstaller silent mode issue.
        Fix a tab settings regression.
        Fix file not saving bug (Ensure backup directory exists).
    Notepad++ v7.1 new features and bug-fixes:
        Fix x64 crash on macro recording.
        Fix x64 crash on new language dialog of UDL.
        Check plugin architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) before loading.
        Enhance Smart Highlighting feature: 1. match case 2. whole word only 3. use find dialog settings for both.
        Fix poor performance of hex XML entities.
        Reshow CallTip text on separator character.
        Skip Auto-Complete self-closing HTML tags (<br>, <base>, <track>... etc).
        Fix 2 UI issues for RTL layout.
        Fix Folder as Workspace toolbar button inconsist behaviour.
        Add option to skip word completion on numbers (default: ON).
        Fix bookmarks toggled off's bug.
        Sort plugin menu by plugin name.
        Installer: Add 64-bit/32-bit old install detection, and old installation removal ability.
        Installer: Ask user for keeping user data during uninstallation.
        Installer: Fix uninstaller bug to not remove themes files from APPDATA.
    Notepad++ v7 new features and bug-fixes:
        x64 build available.
        Fix the DLL Hijacking Vulnerability of previous versions (by updating NSIS to v3.0).
        Auto-updater improvement: periodical check can be disable via auto-update prompt dialog.
        Installer enhancement: Check if Notepad++ is running and ask the user to close it before continue.
        Enhancement: add conflict detection to Shortcut Mapper.
        Fix auto-completion on XML comment <!-- comment --> and <?xml> tag bug.
        Fix file saving crash which can be reproduced through a specific way to save file.
        Fix a crash issue while UDL's user keyword list is too long.
        Fix HDPI issues for some components (task list, margins and shortcut mapper).
        Add a new feature(optional) : Close the last document will quit Notepad++.
        Add more Change Case variants (Title Case, Sentence case, iVERT cASE, rANdOm caSe).
        Add Open file & open containing folder commands on selected file/folder name in text content.
        Add Search on Internet command on selected word(s) in text content.
        Add Scroll Tab Bar with mouse wheel capacity.
        Add commands for moving the current file tab Forward/Backward.
        Fix bug of monitoring not working for files under root.
        Ruby is supported by Function List.
        Added new option: Enable scrolling beyond last line.
        Add an option to restore old behaviour (open files in folder) while folder being dropped.
    Notepad++ v6.9.2 new features and bug-fixes:
        Add most wanted feature: Log Mornitoring (tail -f).
        Add new feature: Find in Finder.
        Fix status bar display bug in high dpi environment.
        Fix open in explorer problem while path contain unusual characters.
        Fix smart highlighter issue after zoom or code folding change.
    Notepad++ v6.9.1 bug-fixes and enhancements:
        Fix bad detection of sub-folder in Folder as Workspace.
        Enhancement: Add "Find in files" command in "Folder as Workspace".
        Enhancement: Add "Open Folder as Workspace" command in File menu.
        Fix "copy" command bug in find result panel.
        Improvements for JSON highlighting.
        Fix Find In Files progress bar position bug.
        Add Ctrl+Shift+Z shorcut for Redo.
        FORTRAN 77 is supported.
        Fix html tag auto-completion bug.
    Notepad++ v6.9 bug-fixes and enhancements:
        Add "Folder as Workspace" feature (How to use: drop any folder in Notepad++).
        Fix Notepad++ hanging issue while user uses touchscreen to activate Notepad++ window.
        HTML auto-close tag enhancement: Prevent <br>, <hr>, <img>, <link> and <meta> from being closed automatically.
        Project enhancement: Allows user defined extension to associate workspace file.
        Make behavior of SHIFT+END and SHIFT+HOME more consistent when word wrapping is enabled.
        Add new API NPPM_SAVEFILE (for plugins) to save any file, not only the focused one.
        Add file extensions for FreePascal/Lazarus pascal, lex (as C).
        Update keywords for C, C++, JavaScript, Python and YAML.
    Notepad++ v6.8.8 bug-fixes and enhancements:
        Fix a regression of link style in html/php.
        Fix find in files progress window alway on top issue.
        Add Debug Info helper feature.
        Fix highlighting for tags inside comment problem.
        Make editor border edge display optional.
        Enhance syntax highlighting for D, Powershell, Lua and Python.
        Enhance syntax highlighting of preprocessor comments for several languages.
        Improve close button in tab position.
    Notepad++ v6.8.7 bug-fixes and enhancements:
        Fix crash while "backups and session snapshots" is activated.
        Restore file extension feature in save dialog.
        Fix crash issue while moving Find In Files progress window.
        Fix tab settings not working in javascript.
        Fix user customized keywords no effect in Javascript.
        Enhance language detection on "Save as".
        Add back-quoted string support for javascript.
        Move position to center when using "-n" option in command line.
        Installer enhancement: Allow user to keep DSpellCheck plugin.
    Notepad++ v6.8.6 bug-fixes and enhancements:
        Fix function list not working for Javascript regression.
        Fix maintain indent not working in javascript regression.
        Improve the language detection at the beginning of file content.
        Fix possible file corruption during macro playback.
        Fix wrong EOL mode for opening/reloading big files.
        Fix loading 3 bytes file error due to bad encoding detection (UTF16 w/o BOM).
        Fix DocMap not updating issue when switching to user defined language or external lexer.
        Fix reload file issue: document marked as unsaved after reloading.
        Enhance the detection of EOL: if a document has no EOL for detecting, use EOL of new document settings.
    Notepad++ v6.8.4 bug-fixes and enhancements:
        Improve document switching performance while folding restoring.
        Enhance Javascript syntax highlighting: 2 groups of keywords more for syntax highlighting customization.
        Improve auto-insert usability: the open symbols (", ', (, [ and { ) triggers the close symbols according to the context.
        Apply new added language auto-detection (for php, xml, html and bash) in the case of unknown file extension.
        Add JSON language support.
        Fix macro playback inserting/removing characters randomly.
        Fix Save All button is still enabled problem while no file to save.
        Make file save dialog modern style.
        Fix auto-insert for xml comment incorrect insertion.
        Fix user command save problem on exit.
        Fix macro save problem on exit.
        Fix the restoring from system tray problem while running in admin mode.
        Fix smart highlighting not working in some case.
        Enlarge tabbar height.
    Notepad++ v6.8.3 bug-fixes:
        Fix a crash issue by using wild card (*) to open files on command line.
        Fix the problem of display refresh missing on exit.
        Fix plugin shortcut configuration lost problem by using option -noPlugin.
        Fix Norwegian localization bad display and wrong encoding.
        Fix functionList display problem under high DPI.
    Notepad++ v6.8.2 bug-fixes:
        Remove Source Code Pro font du to the different issues.
        Add back "Notepad++ Community (Forum)" menu item.
        Fix a visual glitch on starup and on exit.
        Fix "Open in/Move to new instance" issue (to memorize the language and the position).
        Fix Preferences dialog loses focus issue while enabling document list panel.
        Fix the narrow columns problem in Ascii Insert Panel under a high DPI.
        Fix the list items' squeezed height problem in function list panel and project panel under a high DPI.
        Fix panel caption squeezed display under a high DPI.
        Fixed buffer overrun when opening a recent file.
        Make toolbar refresh properly while switching over small/big icons.
    Notepad++ v6.8.1 bug-fixes:
        Fix the Source Code Pro font making OS hanging issue (for some specific hardware congiguration).
        Make current default font (Source Code Pro) prettier by adding its bold, italic and bold-italic fonts.
        Fix "Restore recent close file" text disappearing issue for some circonstance.
        Fix snapshot file after saving being always dirty problem.
        Fix document tab moving by clicking close button issue due to splitter inaccuracy.
        Fix a regression of Preferences dialog in which some modified options are not applied immediately.
        Fix inconsistant untitled document name issue (new 0 instead of new 1).
        Fix Macro buttons on toolbar inconsistant issue at Notepad++ startup.
    Notepad++ v6.8 new features and bug-fix:
        Settings on cloud feature allows users to write their settings on whichever cloud.
        Use Source Code Pro as default font.
        Make smooth font optional.
        Fix the context menu disappears problem after find in files operation.
    Notepad++ v6.7.9 new features:
        Upgrade Scintilla to v3.56.
        Add Language and EOL conversion context menu on status bar.
        Enhance sort lines feature: Add lexicographic and numeric (integer and real) sorting with ascending and descending order.
        Add new feature which launches a new instance with administrator privilege to save the protected file.
        Fix the context menu not working problem after doing find in files action.
        Improve copy (to clipboard) in found results panel.
        Improve find in files modal dialog.
    Notepad++ v6.7.8.2 bug-fix:
        Disable Notepad++ updater (WinGup) under XP.
    Notepad++ v6.7.8.1 bug-fix:
        Fix "Missing msvcr120.dll" message error (of WinGup).
    Notepad++ v6.7.8 new features and bug-fixes:
        Fix an annoying regression about message "The buffer passed to GetFullPathName was too small!".
        Update WinGup to version 3.0 which has SSL support and customizable User-Agent.
        Improve sort lines performance greatly.
        Fix tabbar close button usability issue (too small) on a high resolution laptop (Surface Pro 3).
        Fix Settings on cloud - Google drive detection error.
        Hiding tab bar via command line won't make hidden tab setting be saved in the next session.
        Fix a bug of "Jump to next indicator" command.
        Fix "File Status auto-detection" settings bug.
    Notepad++ v6.7.7 bug-fix:
        Fix "Restore last closed file" (Ctrl+Shift+T) display bug.
    Notepad++ v6.7.6 new feature and bug fixes:
        Add "Restore last closed file" (Ctrl+Shift+T) feature.
        Fix Setting on Cloud for dropbox and for google drive not working issue.
    Notepad++ v6.7.5
        Release date: 2015-03-10
        Notepad++ v6.7.5 new features and bug fixes:
            Add ghost typing feature: launch Notepad++ with the auto-typing text from command line (via command line with argument -qn, -qt or -qf).
            Fix auto-insert bad behaviour : under some condition typing " or ' makes erase the further " or '.
            Fix the crash issue while user Ctrl + double click on an empty document.
            Fix crash bug on loading dropbox settings.
            Show progress window instead of a static window during FindInFiles and ReplaceInFiles.
            Filename rendered incorrectly on tab bar while it contains '&' character.
            Make highlighting (if enabled) follow typing for Incremental search, and add several Incremental search enhancements.
            Make keystroke ENTER trigger the shortcut editor dialog in Shortcut Mapper.
            Allow drop files onto doc switcher and other side panels.
            Installer remembers user's choices of last installation.
            Fix Auto-indent in new code block not respecting current EOL bug.
            Restore focus to editor when a panel is closed.

  • That’s all, folks!

    Well, it’s not “all”, but it is all I’ve got.
    I certainly have not been using Notepad++ since its birth.

  • Thank you for taking the time and effort to post this :-)

  • @Ekopalypse said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    Thank you for taking the time and effort to post this :-)

    Sure, not much time or effort involved, as I already had the data! :-)

  • @Alan-Kilborn

    but you had to post in several posts, for me as a lazy person that would have already been the exit point. :-D

  • @Alan-Kilborn said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    as I already had the data! :-)

    I wonder if this is worth a full page on @PeterJones Npp User Manual site?


  • @Michael-Vincent ,

    It would be technically possible.

    It would have more weight behind it if someone other than me were to make an official npp-usermanual request on github… especially a normal user like @zahra-ayat , rather than a frequent contributor to the forum.

  • @Michael-Vincent said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    I wonder if this is worth a full page on @PeterJones Npp User Manual site?

    First, PJ will not appreciate it being called his site. :-)

    Second, it might be worthy, but if judged to be so, then I would recommend a more rigorous approach to collecting and formatting it, such as: grabbing the change.log file out of every release’s portable archive, combining, formatting, blahblah. It could be automated, I suppose.

    My archive was for me, and it slightly changed format as time evolved, so it isn’t rigorous.

  • @PeterJones

    It would have more weight behind it if someone other than me were to make an official npp-usermanual request on github… especially a normal user like @zahra-ayat , rather than a frequent contributor to the forum.

    I think that request is this one?: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues/9745

  • Hello, @zahra-ayat, @ekopalypse, @alan-kilborn, @michael-vincent, @peterjones and All,

    The magic link is :


    • Explore each main sub-folder, then each sub-folder N++ version

    • Click on a installer link to download any installer version

    • Open this .exe with 7-zip

    • Extract the change.log file

    • Repeat these operations to get all the change.log files, from Notepad_plus.10.bin.zip till Npp.7.9.5.Installer.exe ;-))

    Best Regards,


  • @guy038

    I only see installers from 1.8 onwards, not originating at 1.0. Small issue.
    Presume all have the change.log file.
    Bigger issue is someone needs to volunteer to extract all of the info and cohesively combine it.

  • @Alan-Kilborn said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    Bigger issue is someone needs to volunteer to extract all of the info and cohesively combine it.

    I tried this:

    wget --spider -r --no-parent http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/ 2>&1 | grep -E "(portable|bin)" | grep zip | grep -v Removing | grep -v sig | grep -v x64 | awk "{print $3}"

    and after some cleanup, I got this:


    SO, one could put that into a file and:

    foreach line:
        wget $line
        unzip *.zip change.log
        cat change.log >> master.log
        del change.log *.zip

    Or something like that …


  • @Michael-Vincent said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    Or something like that …

    in CMD.exe:

    for /f %i in ('more nppvers.txt') do @(wget %i && unzip *.zip change.log & cat change.log >> master.log & del *.zip change.log)

    I was able to get (with some cleanup) Notepad++ change logs (when available) from 1.0 - 5.0.3. After that, they get put in subdirectories (ansi\change.log, unicode\change.log) so my little one-liner didn’t quite work.

    The resultant file is 751 lines and 39,191 bytes. Where to upload?


  • @Michael-Vincent said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    Where to upload?



    Missing 5.1 - 6.9.2, but I have all others.

    Of course, just realizing now this is in reverse order and I should have tac (instead of cat) the file of URL’s so that the latest changes would be at the top … oh well …


  • Hello, @don-ho and All,

    You said, on GitHub :

    @zahra21 If you rebuild this history, then I will find a place to store it, and continue to maintain it on every release.

    Well, we do not have to do anything as @michael-vincent did it for us ;-)). Refer to :

    From the oldest to the newest    https://gist.github.com/vinsworldcom/3fe7d0cd9c11745e4cb6d0095b4d94c5
    From the newest to the oldest    https://gist.github.com/vinsworldcom/2e03bc9dc58390841ab0e0b236b3d305

    Best Regards,


  • Hello, @zahra-ayat, @ekopalypse, @alan-kilborn, @michael-vincent, @peterjones and All,

    To @michael-vincent :

    Like @Alan-kilborn, and some others, I made my own list of the different contents of the change.log file !

    Comparing with your global file, Michael, it seems to me that the N++ version v2.5 is missing

    I did notice that this version is not present in the repository but I think that it did exist because I kept the Don Ho’s comments :

    Notepad++ new release - v2.5 :
    4 programming languages and various features are added in this release. Some comments for some new features:
    About 2 or 3 months ago, I’ve got a feature request to have multi-instance of Notepad++ - Here it is.
    But be aware, You may lose your Notepad++ setting since each Notepad++ instance tries to write the setting into the same configure file. It’ll be ok if you change the setting while the unique instance, but not multi-instance.
    For the feature to launch Notepad++ by assigning the language for the syntax highlighting, here’s the syntax of command :
    notepad++.exe -llanguage file_to_open
    ex: c:\program file\Notepad++\notepad++.exe -lxml d:\myproj\proj.vcproj
    the valid language string are: c, cpp, java, cs, objc, rc, html, javascript, php, vb, sql, xml, asp, perl, pascal, python, css, lua, batch, ini, nfo, tex, fortran, bash, actionscript and nsis
    Note: the parameter is case-sensitive.
    Here’re the new features and corrected bugs (from v2.4) :

    1. Add the capacity that user can add his/her extension for each supported language (screenshot).
    2. Add the capacity that user can add his/her keywords for each supported language (screenshot).
    3. Add the new menu entries/features: Insert/Remove TAB, Duplicate or transpose current line, split/join lines and Move Up/Down current line.
    4. Add the support of languages TeX, NSIS, Flash actionscript, Unix/Linux shell script and Fortran.
    5. Add the new font style Underline (screenshot).
    6. Add the Multi-instance functionality: pass the parameter -multiInst (case-sensitive) on the command line to activate it.
    7. Add the feature to open file by resigning the syntax highlighting, that user can pass the parameter -l (case-sensitive) to specify the set language.
    8. Enhance Notepad replacement of View source under IExplorer - the syntax highlighting will be set automatically as HTML (optional in Installer).
    9. Add the selected characters number display on the status bar (screenshot).
    10. Add the total characters number display on the status bar (screenshot).
    11. Correct a bug of the limit number of open file via the open file dialog.
    12. Correct a bug (symbol ^ as operator) for User Language Define System.
    13. Add the shortcut Ctrl-R to Launch the Run Dialog.
    14. Enhance the Run Dialog: the ability to interpreter the environment variables.
    15. Add the Display as UTF-8 menu entry.
    16. Correct an UTF-8 document display bug under Chinese/Korean/Japanese Windows.

    So, @Michael-vincent, simply add the part, below, to your global file :

    Notepad++ v2.5 enhancements and bug-fixes (from v2.4) :
    1.  Add the capacity that user can add his/her extension for each supported language.
    2.  Add the capacity that user can add his/her keywords for each supported language.
    3.  Add the new menu entries/features: Insert/Remove TAB, Duplicate or transpose current line, split/join lines and Move Up/Down current line.
    4.  Add the support of languages TEX, NSIS, FLASH actionscript, Unix/Linux SHELL script and FORTRAN.
    5.  Add the new font style Underline.
    6.  Add the Multi-instance functionality: Pass the parameter -multiInst (case-sensitive) on the command line to activate it.
    7.  Add the feature to open file by resigning the syntax highlighting, that user can pass the parameter -l (case-sensitive) to specify the set language.
    8.  Enhance Notepad replacement of View source under IExplorer: The syntax highlighting will be set automatically as HTML (optional in Installer).
    9.  Add the selected characters number display on the status bar.
    10. Add the total characters number display on the status bar.
    11. Correct a bug of the limit number of open file via the open file dialog.
    12. Correct a bug (symbol ^ as operator) for User Language Define System.
    13. Add the shortcut CTRL-R to Launch the Run Dialog.
    14. Enhance the Run Dialog: The ability to interpreter the environment variables.
    15. Add the Display as UTF-8 menu entry.
    16. Correct an UTF-8 document display bug under Chinese/Korean/Japanese Windows.

    Best Regards,


  • @guy038 said in where can i find informations about all versions of notepad++ what's new?:

    So, @Michael-vincent, simply add the part, below, to your global file :

    Updated both my gists:

    oldest to newest = https://gist.github.com/vinsworldcom/3fe7d0cd9c11745e4cb6d0095b4d94c5
    newest to oldest = https://gist.github.com/vinsworldcom/2e03bc9dc58390841ab0e0b236b3d305

    I included the download link to the 32-bit ZIP (if available) and a release date (if found) on each entry.


  • Hi, @zahra-ayat, @ekopalypse, @alan-kilborn, @michael-vincent, @peterjones and All,

    Sorry to bother you again, Michael : Concerning the very first versions, I would change the part before N++ v1.2 ( now OK ) :

    Notepad++ v1.0 Beta
    1. Notepad++ is a Scintilla-based source editor written in C++ with the win32 API (without MFC).
    2. The aim of Notepad++ is to offer the programmer a better GUI and to offer the general user a better customizable Notepad.
    Notepad++ v1.0 enhancements and bug-fixes (from v1.0 Beta) :
    1. A makefile, working for MinGW 3.0., is available.
    2. An enhancement on the filter of the File Open dialog.
    3. When user launches find & Replace dialog (with CTRL+F or CTRL+H), NPP checks if there's selected text.
         If yes, the selected text will be inserted into the list box of the Find & Replace Dialog.
    Notepad++ v1.0 Bis enhancements and bug-fixes (from v1.0) :
    1. A miniature bug for tool-bar display is corrected.
    2. Add 2 menu entries for the existing functions go to another view and clone to another view, and remove one invalid menu entry.
    Notepad++ v1.1 enhancements and bug-fixes (from v1.0 Bis) :
    1. Add 1 menu entry for shell execution, to launch the program from n++.



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