slow scrolling on RD
There are a number of posts about this, but no real resolution.
On v8.2.1 (and many earlier versions), on Win10, Notepad++ can be very slow in RD session.
I think it has something to do with text rendering - when my network is slowish (but the rest of RD experience is not affected), scrolling thru a text file in Notepad++ stutters a lot, or even hangs the entire RD session if done rapidly. I also sometimes see rendering artifacts in the text - probably caused by RD not keeping up?
Vanilla notepad or VSCode do not have this issue, I can scroll around the same file with no issues. The issue also never happens when using the same machine directly (not over RD).
I wonder if Notepad++ just does an unnecessarily large number of updates when scrolling/rendering?
For other readers, I believe that “RD” means “remote desktop”.
(Not everyone uses remote desktop, and you cannot expect all Notepad++ users (which is what this community is made of) to understand such abbreviations – so your question was complicated to understand. And even though I use remote desktop nearly every day, I cannot say that I’ve ever referred to it as RD.)
Also, in that daily remote desktop usage, I haven’t really noticed significant slowdown in Notepad++ scrolling. But I also don’t do files that are hundreds of MB large, so maybe I’m just editing files that are too small to affect the remote desktop connection. (My only complaint remotely is that the Alt key is highjacked when I’m on some systems, so I cannot do column edit remotely.)
if Notepad++ just does an unnecessarily large number of updates
Whether the refresh/screen-updates are “unnecessary” or not is probably a matter of opinion, and how smooth various users want scrolling to appear.
There are a number of posts about this,
It would have helped if you’d linked us to them, because I don’t remember those discussions off the top of my head. (My memory isn’t as good as … what was I talking about? 😉 )
but no real resolution
If it’s just been talk in the Forum (a community of users), then nothing will ever be done about it. The Forum is not the issue tracker for the project, as is well-defined in our feature request / bug report FAQ. If no one has ever made an official issue, nothing will ever be done about it.