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

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Included plugins: NppExport, MIME Tools, Compare

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowBackTrack 5Jan 14 20182.22Yes Yes NoSilverPiyush Raj 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20172.12Yes No NoGarbageNeverMine17 
ShowFedora 16 x86_64Apr 24 20121.5.1Yes Yes NoGoldgatlibs 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 24 20111.3.31Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20111.3.28Yes Yes NoPlatinuman 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
12527 WinMerge 1.x/2.x: radio button groups don't work with up/down arrow keys CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12799 Notepad++ : auto-completion window appears with a title bar which is not the case under windows CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16845 Radio buttons not being checked on focus CLOSED FIXED View
17370 Notepad++ 5.2 crashes when triggering tooltip over macro record toolbar button (user32.RealChildWindowFromPoint needs to pass CWP_SKIPINVISIBLE to skip hidden windows) CLOSED FIXED View
17826 NotePad++ search in files CLOSED FIXED View
18455 Winscp/Notepad++: path selection control not automatically selected CLOSED FIXED View
18680 copy/paste do nothing under notepad++ CLOSED INVALID View
18853 Notepad++ can't save files without an extension CLOSED FIXED View
18899 Notepad++ right click menu doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
19037 CTRL key automatically released? CLOSED FIXED View
19249 Notepad++ default save dialog is 'Save', not 'Save as' (appinstall) CLOSED FIXED View
20000 Multiple games crash CLOSED FIXED View
21918 Alt key doesn't show menu in Notepad++ NEW View
22848 Notepad++: Ctrl+tab doesn't work properly CLOSED FIXED View
24215 Notepad++ Enter does not work for some Preferences pop-up setting windows (that have no window decorations or buttons). CLOSED WORKSFORME View
24492 notepad: save as dialog should auto-select text CLOSED FIXED View
26087 Notepad++ 5.x: window "Find in files" does not respond CLOSED FIXED View
28557 Notepad++ does not receive drag+drop files in KDE, seems to work in GNOME CLOSED FIXED 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.


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