New release: Notepad++ v8.1.4

  • Most likely too late/not the right thread, yet found nothing better …

    Auto-Completion Typing removes forced language interpretion and goes back to (extension) default.


    • an XML file with native SQL
    • force the XML to be interpreted as SQL (Language → S → SQL)
    • start typing → the file is interpreted as XML again

    Navigating by cursor/mouse, highlightning of text, even deleting nor inserting text does cancel the forced language interpretion … yet as soon as the first letter is typed …

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <sql><![CDATA[select * from dual]]></sql>

  • @Peter-Stücklschwaiger ,

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    Do you have XML Tools? In this recent thread, it was pointed out that XML Tools has an option to “Set XML Type Automatically” – if that option is enabled, then the XML Tools plugin will see that the file is XML (because of that first line), and change your file type for you.

    Edit: just confirmed XML Tools defaults that option on when you first install the plugin

  • @PeterJones said in New release: Notepad++ v8.1.4:

    Do you have XML Tools? In this recent thread, it was pointed out that XML Tools has an option

    Thanks a lot – disabled that option → works like a charm.

    At least I do know now the meaning of “Set XML Type Automatically” … I always wondered …
    and my Google/Search-Fu is most obviously not as good as I thought

  • Hey, great job with the release, but can we please get back “Standard icons: Large”? Not everyone likes Fluent UI (even in large) :)

  • Ctrl+Shift+F5 is a long awaited feature!!!
    lol, i use date as version and this was annoying to not have it built-in.

    Thank you a lot!
    Have a very nice day!

  • @Simon-0 said in New release: Notepad++ v8.1.4:

    Ctrl+Shift+F5 is a long awaited feature!!!

    Hmmm. There’s no feature tied to Ctrl+Shift+F5. Try to get your facts correct before posting.

  • close tag auto-completion should cover PHP and jsp files too (not only html and xml files)

    hi guys, thank you very much for this fabulous text editor.
    I think that close tag auto-completion should cover PHP and jsp files (not only html and xml files).
    the reason behind this: html tags are used in abundance inside PHP and jsp file

    thank you very much

  • @freedom-ilias

    To quote Peter from above:

    As far as I can tell, the behavior is nothing new to Notepad++ v8.1.4, so the question doesn’t really belong in this thread. This topic is for regressions – changes of behavior that came about in v8.1.4 that weren’t present in previous versions.

  • @Alan-Kilborn
    thank you for your remark

  • Whenever the window of Notepad++ is started or restored after minimizing, Notepad++ does not check if the remembered coordinates are still valid (e.g. after changing screen resolution, switching off an external monitor on a laptop etc.). So the window can be restored to an invisible coordinate.

    Getting the Notepad++ window back into the viewport is hard (my solution: Change another programs’ window with Windows+CursorLeft, so Windows will ask for a window to be displayed on the right side, chose Notepadd++)

  • @Tom-Stein Thanks for the tip about Win+Cursor to move a window between monitors (I’d never heard of that before). This helps when one of the monitors uses DVI-D which has no way of telling Windows that the monitor is switched off **. Another way to put Notepad++ onto an available screen without the “ask to put on the right side” question is to click on it on the taskbar, or ALT+TAB to select NotePad++, and then use WIN+Cursor to move Notepad++ over to a powered screen.
    ** So the issue can never be fully solved, since some display connection protocols have no physical way to tell Windows that a monitor isn’t switched on.

  • A Very Happy Notepad++ user for many years … Thanks!

    As of this morning, Notepad++ refuses to open properly. I get a window that remains all white, then a “Not responding” error message, and have to kill the process.

    I’m running Windows 10, OS Build 19043.1237.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • @Robert-Wilkins ,

    See if the suggestions in the recent “Notepad++ Not Respondong” discussion help you.

  • After the update, I lost all open documents and settings that I did .

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