Application Details:

Version: 6.x
License: Open Source
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8

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What works

Notepad ++ V6.9.2 is working  but some what instable.

What does not

Most of the plugins installation will fail.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Other than that it is usable.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20161.8Yes Yes SilverSven 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Oct 08 20151.7.51Yes Yes SilverBenjamin 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Apr 27 20151.7.38Yes Yes SilverLando 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 12 20141.7.19Yes Yes SilverJonathan 
CurrentUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 03 20161.6.2Yes Yes Silveran 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
17826 NotePad++ search in files CLOSED FIXED 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
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
26888 Wine limits file names to 255 bytes even on NTFS NEW View
28557 Notepad++ does not receive drag+drop files in KDE, seems to work in GNOME CLOSED FIXED View
31006 Font in Notepad++ is not smoothed CLOSED ABANDONED View
31818 smooth scroll in notepad++ CLOSED ABANDONED View
32079 Dotted (.foobar) files are not displayed in file open dialog NEW View
32439 notepad++: selecting text in items CLOSED FIXED View
33590 Notepad++: save as dialog should auto-select text NEW View
34800 Notepad++: crashes launching the plugin manager CLOSED FIXED View
37814 NotePad++ 6.x freezes/crashes when copying text CLOSED FIXED View
37823 notepad++ crashes when opening a new file CLOSED ABANDONED View
38470 __chkstk not implemented on ARM CLOSED FIXED View
39293 Notepad++ with NppExec plugin: Unhandled exception (caret.c:231: ME_GetCursorCoordinates: Assertion `~para->member.para.nFlags & 0x01' failed in RichEdit) RESOLVED WORKSFORME View
39641 Notepad++ not coming to front when opening files 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.