Version 5

Final Version 5.9.8

Release Date: 2012-01-05

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
License: Open Source
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.22

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Most of everything works.


Syntactical highlighting of Perl works.

Saving/Closing/Deleting/Opening of files work. 

Desktop Link 

Export HTML

Daily Usage 

What does not


What was not tested

  • A lot of features.
  • No plug-ins were tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

This works excellently for normal use. -> Silver Application works (almost) flawlessly with some ... other settings... -> Gold If this program is used in desktop virtual emulation mode, then it has very few problems & is mostly usable. (Does not run) flawlessly ‘out of the box’. 

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentBackTrack 5Jan 14 20182.22Yes Yes NoSilverPiyush Raj 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20172.12Yes No GarbageNeverMine17 
ShowFedora 16 x86_64Apr 24 20121.5.1Yes Yes Goldgatlibs 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 24 20111.3.31Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20111.3.28Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
11595 Notepad++ versions prior to 6.9 freeze if native application changes a file it has open when not in a virtual desktop (dogfood) NEW View
21918 Alt key doesn't show menu in Notepad++ NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Avoiding Crash While Editing a Document Which Is Altered by Another Program

Notepad++ crashes under all, but this particular situation when a document is open in npp+ (Notepad++). To test this use gedit to alter a .txt when npp+ has the same .txt open as well.

To avoid this crash, configure the following;

1. Make the check box "Enable" checked in "File Status Auto-detection" (the box of options) within "MISC." (the tab) within "Preferences" from "Settings" (the menu's option).

i.e. have "Settings" -> "Preferences" -> "File Status Auto-detection" -> "MISC." -> "Enable" checked

Recovering from a Lost Menubar

If you activate a toggled menubar (Settings->Preferences->Menu Bar->check box "Hide (use Alt or F-10 key to toggle"), then close the Preferences window, you will not have a menubar. There are two known options to regain the menubar. (Bug 21918)

Option 1 - disallow the window manager to decorate the windows

$ winecfg

Graphics->Window Settings->uncheck box "Allow the window manager to decorate the windows"

Option 2 - have Wine emulate a virtual desktop

$ winecfg

Graphics->Window Settings->check box "Emulate a virtual desktop"


Both options are configurations to Wine which can be found in "Wine configuration", which does not need to be started from the command-line; that is just the method that I've chosen.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by gatlibs on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 15:34
This functionality is not exactly like it is on Windows O.S., but it does seem to work, reasonably.
auto-update file crash
by Pablo Alviggi on Friday November 5th 2010, 10:45
"When open a file in Notepad++ and then edit that file outside Notepad++, notepadd++ wil crash"

as a workaround, if you enable Preferences->MISC.->File Status Auto-detection->Update silently, N++ won't show the window asking for the change and update the file automatically without crashing
RE: auto-update file crash
by gatlibs on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 13:27
Yes. This is bad. In Gnome3 a window entitled "Reload" pops then by A.P.I., I assume, disables the ability for one to close either the main window nor the Reload window. It also eats my cursor and forces me to use keyboard's shortcuts instead.
Close X
by Gojko Kukobat on Tuesday July 20th 2010, 9:04
There in no "x" mark on tabs, for closing tabs!
RE: Close X
by Pablo Alviggi on Friday November 5th 2010, 10:33
I have them, and functional. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, Wine 1.2 and N++ 5.8.2
RE: Close X
by gatlibs on Friday November 5th 2010, 14:51
Did you configure the preferences to be per tab instead of the default one 'x' button in the top right, just below the close window button?
RE: Close X
by gatlibs on Monday July 8th 2013, 15:30
This is a feature which is toggled in the Preferences.
Click the check-box to the left of "Show close button on each tab".