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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Test Results

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What works

- Everything starting from installing to configurating and excessive usage, except ...

What does not

- File extension tregistration doesn't take effect UNTIL COMPUTER REBOOT.


What was not tested

- I think everything was tested

Hardware tested


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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 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
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.


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".