What's up with style settings being reset?
SQLSlacker last edited by SQLSlacker
Updated to 8.5.2 and all my style settings have been reset.
saibotNL last edited by
I had the same issue. Went back to 8.4.8
PeterJones last edited by
Like every other Notepad++ installer for the past N years, the v8.5.2 installer does not overwrite your style settings when it installs under normal circumstances. And if re-installing v8.4.8 went back to your old settings, that proves they weren’t overwritten (otherwise it would not have been possible to go back to those).
Thus, you most likely did something different when you installed v8.5.2 – I am guessing that in v8.4.8 you had a “normal installation” which uses
%AppData%\Notepad++\to store your settings, but when you installed v8.5.2, you accidentally clicked on “Don’t use %APPDATA%” in the installer. (Or, contrariwise, you previously were on a local-config/non-Appdata/cloud-config and you accidentally did v8.5.2 to AppData)
mkupper last edited by
@SQLSlacker and @saibotNL - when reporting on misbehavior by Notepad++ it’s best to always include the Debug Info data that’s available from the
?menu. That would take out much of the guesswork on what someone did or did not do when installing Notepad++.
NotepadUser23 last edited by
I have the same issue after upgrading today. My style theme got reset, and I can’t figure out how to fix it. I definitely did not check the greyed out option to not use %APPDATA%, I just pretty much left everything alone/default on the installer like usual.
@SQLSlacker I had the same issue with the 8.5.3 update. This update changed the theme in Style Configurator to “Dark Mode Default” which definitely has been updated in 8.5.3.
I updated theme to “Black Board”, which is what I had previously, and my individual style updates seems to be still all there. Nothing appears to have been overwritten. Maybe try applying some other theme to see if that works for you.
Again, as many have said, I updated/installed NotePad++ with the default settings (as I always have done for many years now), and this is the first time this has happened.