V8 always using 14% CPU even with one empty tab



  • My notepad++ v8.1 is always using around 14% CPU on a i7 CPU, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. No matter what is open. it can be a new empty tab only or a bunch of tabs full of stuff and it just sits there using around 14% CPU.

    I tried reinstalling a different version (v8.0), tried portable version as well, and the problem persists :(
    I checked the running process, that it actually is notepad++ running, I ran antivirus and nothing. I’m using a brand new installation, no plugins, no nothing.

    Am I the only with this issue? How can I diagnose it and try to find the root cause, please?
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  • @Murilo-Ribeiro

    One way to find out what a particular process does is to use
    a tool like ProcessMonitor and no, I don’t see your reported behavior on my side.



  • @Ekopalypse Thanks for the info! I did see a bunch of things related to notepad++ with this monitor tool, but nothing out of the ordinary, then again, I don’t really know how to use it.

    The solution I’ve found so far was to install the latest 32 bit version. It simply works without the funny CPU behavior.


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