The plug-in «Customise toolbar» works no more in N++ 8.4.2 and newer versions on my workstation
It must have some thing to do with the fix #9913.
N++ 8.4.2 refuses to launch while the file
Toolbaricons.xmlis in folder
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++. Should I rename that file, the program starts, but the standard set of icons (which I don’t like, no offense to any one, it is just that my taste is different) is shown, of course.
Fluent UI: smallwhat is selected in
Preferences(other options do not work with the icon set I use).
I tried to follow that discussion in the thread mentioned above, but failed at understanding which specific steps I should take to get the latest versions of N++ to work with the plug-in (which has version 5.3). Any explanation would be much appreciated.
You seem to have confused two different things. The “Customize Toolbar” plugin, at v5.3, is completely independent of the Notepad++ built in Toolbar Icon Customization. The
toolbaricons.xmlthat you mentioned is a Notepad++ configuration file, and has nothing to do with the plugin.
If what you want to accomplish is having different pictures for some or all of the default toolbar icons, then you can use the Toolbar Icon Customization feature of Notepad++. If what you want to accomplish is reordering icons, adding separators, and adding icons for features not normally on the toolbar, then you need to use the Customize Toolbar plugin.
Since you mention the
toolbaricons.xml, and not liking the standard or fluent icon sets, I will assume you want to customize those pictures.
Historically, there was an undocumented way of customizing them before v8.4.2. But in v8.4.2, it was significantly updated, and added to the official documentation. The information in that issue you linked to, as well as in the Online User Manual’s Config Files: Toolbar Icon Customization are correct, and it works.
I can only assume that there is something wrong in your
toolbarIcons.xmlfile, or in the
toolbarIcons\folder and the hierarchy under there. Because the six steps in the manual are sufficient to make it work.
useful pieces of information, if you want help debugging the problem, are to show us the contents of your
toolbaricons.xmlfile, as well as showing us a directory listing of the
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\toolbarIcons\directory (and all subdirectories). Without that information, the best my Magic 8 Ball can come up with is “try again later”.
@PeterJones Thank you very much for such detailed explanation. You are right the crux of the problem was the fact I confused what was N++ functionality and what was that of the plug-in (you know how it goes, I installed that plug-in many years, it all just worked with every N++ update, so I did not give a thought to it).
Upon realising my mistake, I was able to fix it myself using information on the page of the manual you referred to (the xml-file was in the old format, in deed, so the icon set look got back to what I want it to be as soon as I edited the file in accordance with provided guidelines).
Thank you again, you have been most helpful!