Notepad++ Discord Rich Presence



  • Hello there! I’ve developed Discord Rich Presence plugin for notepad++! It work well but need some improvement.
    Here the Github Link.



  • What you see actually on discord:
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  • @MikeCoder96 ,

    For people familiar with “Discord Rich Presence”, I am sure this makes perfect sense.

    For people not familiar with “Discord Rich Presence”, would you mind explaining what your plugin does, and what it interfaces with?



  • @PeterJones

    VisualStudio has a plugin and I’d guess this new N++ plugin provides similar “functionality”.

    It adverts “As you’re developing, this extension will automatically update your status on Discord to tell the world what you’re coding.”

    IMO, as far as dumb things go, this is close to the top of the list.

    Perhaps for people addicted to checking others’ status on Facebook, et al, this is an awesome thing.



  • @Alan-Kilborn ,

    I have heard of Discord (some of the youtuber’s I watch have started Discord channels/servers/whatever the terminology is), and I was able to make a guess as to what I thought it was doing, especially with the hint in the second post (ie, broadcast your Notepad++ status to Discord).

    By my leading reply, I was trying to encourage the OP to actually describe what’s going on with the plugin, rather than assuming that a niche piece of information is common knowledge to all Notepad++ users.

    Then again, I guess the OP made the announcement in a way that people who know/use Discord would understand and would then be able to make an informed decision, whereas people who don’t know/use Discord would likely ignore it, and thus not pester the github repo’s issues with “what is this” or “how do I use this” queries. :-)

    I just think it wouldn’t have been too much work for the OP, in both the announcement here and in the github README, to say, “This Notepad++ will broadcast your Notepad++ status to Discord”.

    Since this plugin apparently broadcasts the name of your file to Discord, it also might be nice to issue a warning somewhere that, “Note: your active filename is sent to the Discord server, so if you are working on ListOfDiscordUsersIHate.txt or HackDiscordServersToUpMyPoints.py, or MyDiscordPasswordIsXyZzy!.txt, you might not want to enable this plugin.”



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in Notepad++ Discord Rich Presence:

    IMO, as far as dumb things go, this is close to the top of the list.
    Perhaps for people addicted to checking others’ status on Facebook, et al, this is an awesome thing.

    Well, from what I understand, Discord is primarily for Gaming-related stuff… and Gamers do like broadcasting what game they are currently playing (which is why I assume the badge title is “PLAYING A GAME”). Indicating “I am editing a text file or writing source code” might be a way of bragging, “I’m not just playing a game, I am coding one”, which will maybe buy you some cred with whoever looks at your status on such a service.



  • @PeterJones yeah, I forgot to explain what this plugin does and your suggestion on choosing whether to show a file or not is useful, i will implement it.
    @Alan-Kilborn Thanks for your explanation.


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