Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-staging

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Free Download Notepad++ 7.3 release

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • text editing
  • syntax highlighting
  • folding
  • search and replace
  • some keyboard shortcuts: ctrl+D, ctrl+{c,x,v}, ctrl+{z,y}, shift+{up,down,left,right}, shift+[ctrl+]{home,end}, alt+0, ctrl+Mousemarking (aka multiselection)
  • detection if a file has changed file manipulation
  • peek
  • Plugin Admin
  • moving tabs!

What does not

  • jN plugin (in 64-bit edition, 32-bit edition worked fine last time I have used it), which relies on Windows Script Host, does nothing, only adds a submenu into Plugins menu, no scripts are executed.
  • Problems (not always, and more often when NPP has been working for quite some time) with Ctrl+C copying:
    • sometimes when I copy with ctrl+c some junk is copied (not a garbage from memory, but something looking similar to the result of an attempt to copy content of a MessageBox but without any text inside)
    • sometimes new values copied into clipboard by linux native apps are not visible to npp
  • When DSpellCheck plugin standalone menu is enabled instead of npp context menu, it is often mistakingly gets focus.
  • Problems with DirectWrite (presence in all the previous versions is extremily likely).


What was not tested

  • Modern Unicode.
  • Anything else, but I guess it should work fine

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Fonts are drawn badly and look disgusting, especially Fira Code, seems to be subpixel rendering issues. Even with enabling subpixel rendering in Wine and font smoothing in the app.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 25 20205.0-stagingYes Yes NoSilverKOLANICH 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Mar 01 20194.2-stagingYes Yes YesSilverKOLANICH 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 25 20183.12Yes Yes NoPlatinumIsira Seneviratne 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 03 20183.2Yes Yes NoSilversorrel 
ShowFedora 27 x86_64Feb 12 20183.0Yes No NoGarbageRuben Del Monte 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
47689 When DirectWrite rendering is enabled in Notepad++ performance is inacceptable UNCONFIRMED View

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