Notepad++ 6.x

Category: Main > Productivity > Text Editors > Notepad++ > 6.x

License Open Source
Votes 6
Wine Version1.7.51
Free Download Download page
Free Download Download 6.5.1
Maintainers of this version:
Version 6

Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Edit and save files, search (and replace), copy and paste, search results window, list of functions pane, switching and converting between input formats (ANSI, UTF-8), selecting programming language (PHP, java), editing preferences, macros, running external program, show in "IE", MIME conversion, code completion, windows list, zoom in-out (also ctrl+mouse wheel).

What does not
Most function keys; opening page in Chrome or Firefox works only on first attempt.

What was not tested
Plug-ins, automatic update.

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Oct 08 20151.7.51 Yes Yes Silver Benjamin 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Apr 27 20151.7.38 Yes Yes Silver Lando 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 12 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Silver Jonathan 
ShowZevenOS 6 i386Apr 30 20151.6.2 Yes Yes Silver Talis 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Sep 01 20141.6.2 Yes Yes Silver Jason K. 

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++ freezes if native application changes a file it has open (dogfood) NEW View
12799 Notepad++ : auto-completion window appears with a title bar which is not the case under windows NEW View
16845 Radio buttons not being checked on focus NEW View
21918 Alt key doesn't show menu in Notepad++ NEW View
24373 Maximized windows decorated by Wine should not have visible borders UNCONFIRMED View
26888 Wine limits file names to 255 bytes even on NTFS NEW View
32079 Dotted (.foobar) files are not displayed in file open dialog UNCONFIRMED View
32439 notepad++: selecting text in items UNCONFIRMED View
33590 Notepad++: save as dialog should auto-select text NEW View
37823 notepad++ crashes when opening a new file UNCONFIRMED View
39293 Notepad++ with NppExec plugin: Unhandled exception UNCONFIRMED View

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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