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List of all releases of Notepad++, from the root v1.0 up.


The following is a list of known releases of Notepad++ from the origins up to nowadays, complete with change logs.

Contents

Version 6 series

Version 6.5

Version 6.5.5

14-03-26 23:48:00 GMT     SVN rev 1196

  1. Add character encoding auto-detection feature.
  2. Fix the word-completion hanging problem by typing Chinese in ANSI document under Chinese Windows 7/8 64 bits.
  3. Enable word-completion in ANSI document under CJK environment.
  4. Add wildcard capacity for file name argument in command line.
  5. Add new command line argument "-r" for opening files recursively (with wildcard characters).
  6. Fix the crash bug while setting current document as Objective-C source code.
  7. Fix rename not replacing the existing file bug.
  8. Enhance Function list feature: reload on saving.
  9. Enhance Function list feature: better recognition of perl function.
  10. Fix sorting path in Windows document dialog makes Notepad++ crash.
  11. Fix the no extension column setting for Doc Switcher not initialized properly in preference dialog.
  12. Add "Command line arguments help" menu item command.
Version 6.5.4

14-02-18 18:34:00 GMT     SVN rev 1181 Notepad++ v6.5.4 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Enhance Notepad++ to conform with DPI-aware application.
  2. Make extension column optional in vertical file switcher.
  3. Add 3rd option "function + word completion" in auto-completion feature.
  4. Fix closing bug in doc switcher via the context menu (right clicking of an unselected item).
Version 6.5.3

13-12-31 13:42:00 GMT     SVN rev 1166

Notepad++ v6.5.3 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Make advanced scrolling optional so it can be disabled in case of touchpad scrolling problem.
  2. Enhance sort lines feature: if several lines are selected, only the selected lines are sorted.
  3. Add hex value column in Ascii Insert Panel.
  4. Enhance performance: prevent switched-in document from being parsed by function list and by document map while these 2 panels are hidden.
  5. Fix the bug that modified tab interface colour settings cannot be saved in stylers configurator.
  6. Fix text crazy flickering while resizing the frame on a specific position.
  7. Fix the context menu not shown for the all other users (accounts) in the same PC.
Version 6.5.2

13-12-10 13:56:00 GMT     SVN rev 1158 Notepad++ v6.5.2 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Add sort lines feature.
  2. Make 2 external commands as build-in commands: Open containing folder in Explorer/cmd.
  3. URL hovered highlighting can be customized.
  4. Fix the bug that Global Styles are not loaded completely in Stylers Configurator.
  5. Improve php and js parsers in functionList.
  6. Add panel icons for 6 panels: ascii insertion, clipboard history, doc map, doc switcher, function list and project.
  7. Fix function list class border determination problem (while open/close symbols are in the comment zone).
  8. Fix crash (buffer overflowed problem) for function calltip.
  9. Fix a bug in path auto-completion feature.
  10. Fix tab close button's color remains hovered while mouse leaves.
  11. Update html auto-completion file.
Version 6.5.1

13-11-03 22:22:00 GMT     SVN rev 1144

Notepad++ v6.5.1 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Add search and sort abilities into function list.
  2. Add Java parser into function list.
  3. Add auto-completion for absolute path feature.
  4. Fix scrolling text problem while using "Synaptics touchpad".
  5. Fix EOL type not correctly determined for UTF-16 files bug.
  6. Fix tab settings bug in Normal text.
Version 6.5

13-09-29 08:27:00 GMT     SVN rev 1127 Here is its change log:

  1. Update Scintilla to 3.3.4
  2. Add Coffee script support.
  3. Add multi-paste support for multi-selection/column mode.
  4. Add new feature: auto-close parentheses, quotes, bracket and matched xml/html tag.
  5. Add php, perl, xml, batch, ini and nsis for the build-in function list.
  6. Add User Defined Languages support for the build-in function list.
  7. Fix a minor problem of file extension support for the build-in function list.
  8. Fix a tag matching bug by disabling tag matching inside PHP code blocks.
  9. Fix right-to-left text after closing document map bug.
  10. Fix canceling shutdown make Notepad++ quit w/o saving files bug.
  11. Enhance "Begin/End select" feature: Check "Begin/End select" menu item when active.
  12. Enhance Mark all feature: 2 options "Match case" and "Match whole word only" in Find/Replace dialog .
  13. Fix a Replace dialog status bar display problem by clearing status bar before processing any action.
  14. Add new feature: if Notepad++ is running as administrator, display this info on the title bar.
  15. Rename "block comment" to "Single line comment" and "stream comment" to "block comment".
  16. Remove invalid command "Online Documentation".

Version 6.4

Version 6.4.5

13-08-09 16:20:00 GMT     SVN rev 1103

  1. Fix a regression on recent files history.
Version 6.4.4

13-08-08 21:17:00 GMT     SVN rev 1102

  1. Fix a crash issue while there's missing tag in functionList.xml.
  2. Fix UTF-8 (w/o BOM) detection bug.
  3. Fix line numbers space problem while folding.
  4. Fix opening file in Notepad++ makes Aero-snapped cancelled.
  5. Change behaviour: statusbar reports the number of selected characters instead of number of bytes now.
  6. Add "close all tab to left" and "close all tab to right" features.
  7. Add direct access to the tab feature (Ctrl + NumPad).
  8. Fix macro replaying crash issue.
  9. Add insert blank line above/below the current line feature(Ctrl+Alt+Enter/Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Enter respectively).
  10. Add selection between matching braces feature.
  11. Fix opening file problem from the network drive.
  12. Fix C++ class (*.h) parsing problem in function list while there is comment on the beginning of document.
  13. Enhance function list's C/C++ parser.
Version 6.4.3

13-07-28 19:10:00 GMT     SVN rev 1089

  1. Fix a crash issue while using Function list.
  2. Enhance delimiter selection (Ctrl + Mouse Double Click) - add GUI settings in Preferences dialog.
  3. Add open session in the new instance capacity.
  4. Add new command line argument "-openSession" for opening a session file.
  5. Add multi-instance option.
  6. Fix regression -systemtray command line option not working properly.
  7. Fix begin/end selection bug after the text modification between the begin and end position.
  8. Add localization command line option -LlangCode where langCode is browser language code.
Version 6.4.2

13-07-08 21:44:00 GMT     SVN rev 1076

  1. Fix localization regressions.
  2. Make "Begin/End Select" Command recordable in macro.
  3. Enhance the delimiter selection(Ctrl + double click) feature.
  4. Fix Find/Replace dialog status bar overwriting memory problem.
  5. Fix Run dialog doesn't work with spaces in path.
  6. Fix "Find all in current document" asking for creating a new file bug (regression).
Version 6.4.1

13-06-30 00:02:00 GMT     SVN rev 1065

Bug fix (crash issue) release.

Version 6.4

13-06-29 21:18:00 GMT     SVN rev 1064

Notepad++ v6.4 new features and bug fixes:

  1. Add Function List Panel (customizable, support C++ and Javascript for the moment).
  2. Display the error/result in the new added statusbar of Find/Replace dialog instead in popup dialogs.
  3. Add delimiter select by ctrl+Double click feature.
  4. Add set begin position feature for selection.
  5. Fix fold all command bug (which folds partially).
  6. Fix opening the same file twice due to its different path (for example symbol link).
  7. Fix deleting macro from macro menu crash issue.
  8. Fix the bug of Window position not saved/restored properly.
  9. Fix small window size problem due to closing Notepad++ in icon state (reduced in the taskbar) on the last session.
  10. Enhance Block comment: remove 1024 bytes limit.
  11. Fix a detection error of UTF16 file from a binary file.
  12. Enhance the performance of switching files if folding is applied.
  13. Fix macro problem: Find functionality doesn't work in "Run a Macro Multiple Times".
  14. Enhance the performance while double clicking on a very long word.
  15. Enhance TAB/Space conversion: UTF8 support and preserving the current state.
  16. Change the Preferences dialog UI (List interface instead of tab interface).

Version 6.3

Version 6.3.3

13-05-05 18:12:00 GMT     SVN rev 1038

  1. Add remembering folding between sessions feature.
  2. Optimize startup (loading last session) performance.
  3. Add multi-select feature in Document List Panel and Close/Keep the selected files commands (right click).
  4. Add new spell checker plugin(DSpellCheck).
Version 6.3.2

013-04-03 01:28:00 GMT     SVN rev 1034

In release 6.3.2 fix a performance issue while Notepad++ starts up. This regression is due to the added feature in 6.3.1 that memorizes the folding states for all files in session. The algorithm of this feature should be optimized, and it will be, hopefully, implemented in the release 6.3.3. In the meantime the feature in question is removed from v6.3.2, for not having the performance issue. Thank you for your comprehension.

Version 6.3.1

013-03-18 00:31:00 GMT     SVN rev 1030

  1. Fix replacing '\n' bug in both extended and regex mode.
  2. Remember folding states for each file in session.
  3. Fix a crash bug on uncommenting.
  4. Add "Set Updater proxy..." command for setting the proxy of updater.
  5. Fix the problem of Window position not saved/restored properly.
  6. Add new API NPPM_GETCURRENTVIEW.
Version 6.3

013-02-03 22:15:00 GMT     SVN rev 1019

  1. UDL minor bug fix
Version 6.3 RC

2013-01-28 01:19:00 GMT     SVN rev 1016

  1. Fix regex search and replace haning problem.
  2. Fix the bug that double clicking on tab with 2 views doesn't open new file.
  3. Fix the bug that file cannot be opened via Explorer context menu when Notepad++ is run as administrator.
  4. Fix the problem that calltip becomes garbage after switching document.
  5. Fix the bug that empty document cannot be saved when using special encoding.
  6. Fix the issue of document focus after canceling exit on an unsaved file.
  7. Fix folding performance issue
  8. Fix folding partially bug.
  9. Fix tab display bug when buffer's filename is changed or buffer is closed.
  10. Fix the problem of wrong starting window position on the second monitor.
  11. Add UDL (User Defined Language) versioning.
  12. Make UDL line comment start position definition be more accurate.
  13. Add new options for UDL number definition.
  14. Fix applying wrong UDL bug while several UDL exist.
  15. Fix UDL incorrect folding while Unix EOL is used.
  16. Fix UDL stream comment hanging problem.
  17. Fix UDL multi-part keywords recongnition problem while "Ignore case" is checked.
  18. Fix a UDL number recongnition problem.
  19. Fix crashing on XP problem in UDL.
  20. Fix the bug that double clicking on tab with 2 views doesn't open new file.
  21. Remove the redundant message under win7/vista/xp while move file into recycle bin.

Version 6.2

Version 6.2.3

2012-11-18 17:55:00 GMT     SVN rev 996

Notepad++ v6.2.3 fixed bugs and added features:

  1. Fix find "\r\n" bug in RegExpr mode.
  2. Change "Delete file" command to "Move to Recycle Bin".
  3. Add Remove empty lines feature.
  4. Change document default value from ANSI to UTF8 w/o BOM.
  5. Enable Word-completion under CJK environment for unicode document.
Version 6.2.2

2012-11-18 17:55:00 GMT     SVN rev 988

Notepad++ v6.2.2 fixed bugs and added features:

  1. Fix url link style problem in php document.
  2. Add selected line count display on the status bar.
  3. Add the capacity to treat path like "\test\test.txt".
Version 6.2.1

2012-11-08 02:03:00 GMT     SVN rev 984


Notepad++ v6.2.1 fixed bugs:

  1. Fix link hotspot colourising issue.
  2. Fix a regression bug about Configurator GUI: font setting controls are disabled.
  3. Fix a crash issue due to the inconsistent userDefineLang.xml.
  4. Fixed bug of UDL2 where "Folder in code" keywords were detected even outside of commnets.
  5. Fixed for the hex number detection bug of UDL2 (for example, 0xfece57 ok, but not 0xfe57ce).
  6. Fix a crash bug while file path as argument and its length is more than 260 characters.
Version 6.2

2012-10-09 23:12:00 GMT     SVN rev 968


Notepad++ v6.2 includes a new User Defined Languge (UDL2) system, the key features of UDL2 are:

  1. More keyword groups were added (more syntax highlighting can be defined):
    • 3 folding groups
    • 8 keyword groups
    • 2 comment groups
    • 1 number definitons
    • 2 operators groups
    • 8 delimiter sets
  2. Multipart keywords are supported (for example: "else if" can be defined as a single keyword)
  3. Whitespace is no longer mandatory as keyword separator: Operators, Delimiters and Folding keywords can be recognized with or without whitespace separators.
  4. Numbers recognition support is greatly improved (prefix, suffix, range and extra symbols supported).
  5. Operators and delimiters can be longer than one character.
  6. The same characters can be used as comments AND operators.
  7. Comments and delimiters support nesting (even within each other).
  8. Improvments to Comments include:
    • Comment folding
    • Comment continuation
    • Comment only start at the beginning of line
  9. In the case of several comment pairs defined, comment open symbols match only with comment close symbols of the same order. (for example: /* C comment */, /+ D comment +/, but not /* mixed comment +/)

Version 6.1

Version 6.1.8

2012-09-17 01:58:00 GMT     SVN rev 959

Fixed regression in Notepad++ v6.1.7 :

  1. Fix a regression of wrong behaviour while save an empty file.
Version 6.1.7

2012-09-11 01:56:00 GMT     SVN rev 956

Notepad++ v6.1.7 new features and fixed bugs:

  1. Fix config.xml zero length bug after Windows' update (Notepad++ is forced to quit).
  2. Fix a crash issue on save as command.
  3. Fix saving file fails silently bug.
  4. Fix a buffer overflow bug.
  5. Add case sensitive option for smart highlighting feature.
  6. Enhance the localization system.
  7. Fix a behavior issue on Windows shutdown.
  8. Enhance comment operations: add stream Uncomment command and cross-calling of block feature.
  9. Enhance TAB to space and space to TAB commands.
Version 6.1.6

2012-08-16 02:56:00 GMT     SVN rev 940

  1. Fix (Walk around) Notepad++ hanging on CJK input with ANSI document while enabling word completion.
  2. Enhance folding performance on large documents.
  3. Check update without elevating to Administrator right.
  4. Add update auto-detection for the environment vista/windows 7/Windows 8.
  5. Fix bug: Doc switcher icon state not refreshed after '"save all" action.
  6. Make Document map togglable via menu.
  7. Enhance Find/Replace dialog result messages.
  8. Fix a issue that "max number of recent files" cannot be set to 0.
  9. Add font size 5, 6 and 7 in Style Configurator.
Version 6.1.5

2012-07-07 14:37:00 GMT     SVN rev 927 I would not say this version is bug free completely, but indeed, this release contains several important bug fixes, especially 3 critical bugs: a freezing issue, an incompatibility with Windows 8 issue and a performance issue:

  1. Fix a html tag match freezing issue.
  2. Fix the sidebar splitter failed in Windows 8 issue.
  3. Fix un regression: folding/unfolding performance issue.
Version 6.1.4

2012-06-24 23:06:30 GMT     SVN rev 918

In this version, Notepad++'s Shell Extension (Explorer's context menu) has been worked to fix Window 8's Computer manager's crash.

Version 6.1.3

2012-05-28 10:06:05 GMT     SVN rev 914SHA-1

Enhancements and bug fixes:

  1. Enhance the performance issue for xml matching tags highlighting and for displaying clickable links.
  2. While the amount of file to open is larger than 200, a dialog will be shown to warn user.
  3. Fix Notepad++ close bug while move one cloned new empty document into another view, in the destination contained only this new empty document.
  4. Fix hanging problem while double-click on a project folder then (immediately) drag it.
  5. Fix a bug while command argument contain an empty string ("").
  6. Fix mouse cursor disappearing bug on right click while a project item is dragging.
Version 6.1.2

2012-04-26 21:32:00 GMT     SVN rev 902 SHA-1

In the release 6.1.2 (http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.1.2.html), a hanging bug while opening files containing a half of UTF-8 double byte sequence at the end of the file.

Version 6.1.1

2012-04-17 23:35:01 GMT     SVN rev 891

Several critical bugs are fixed in this release. Besides the most important update In v6.1.1 is the enhancement of the license. Such enhancement will protect Notepad++ users from downloading bundled Notepad++ with the other Adware / spyware / crapware. The project license is always GPL, but the definition of "derived work" is more accurate to avoid Notepad++ to be bundled and distributed with the parasite software by the malicious websites.

Enjoy Notepad++ v6.1.1

Version 6.1

2012-04-09 23:33:57 GMT     SVN rev 897

  1. Fix search/replace bug while Document Map is opened.
  2. Fix User Defined Language syntax highlighting problem while Document Map is opened.
  3. Fix showing Chinese characters problem while Document Map is opened.
  4. The old behaviour of comment/uncomment without selection is restored.
  5. Fix selecting all the text in document map while clicking on its dialog caption.

Version 6.0

2012-03-26 00:16:13 GMT     SVN rev 887

Here is Notepad++ 6 release announcement:

  1. PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) is supported.
  2. Add Document Map feature (via Menu "View->Document Map").
  3. Enhance the loading performance for the large file.
  4. ANSI binaries are no longer distributed. New features, like the document map, won't be available in ANSI builds.

Version 5 series

Version 5.9

Version 5.9.8

2012-01-05 02:03:18 GMT     SVN rev 858

The actual update and current official version of Notepad++.

  1. Add drag and drop capacity in Project Manager (only inside of Project Manager).
  2. Add "Move Up" (Ctrl+Up) and "Move Down" (Ctrl+Down) commands in Project Panel.
  3. Edit Zone border can be customizable via "Editing" tab of Preferences dialog.
  4. Fix an aesthetic problem in incremental search bar.
  5. Fix "Save all" GUI bug.
  6. Make plugins in "%APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\" override les plugins in Notepad++ installation directory. (Plugins loading from %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ is enabled only if "NPP_INSTALLED_DIR\Notepad++\allowAppDataPlugins.xml" is present)
Version 5.9.7

This version is not endorsed by the author of the software, and has caused major trouble on some computers. Please send complaints to MajorGeeks and Softpedia, and never install this version.

Version 5.9.6.2

2011-11-13 13:15:20 GMT     SVN rev 843

  1. Fix a crash issue while right-clicking on the doc switcher's column control ("Name" and "Ext.").
  2. Reduce the margin of edit zone.
Version 5.9.6.1

2011-11-05 11:23:43 GMT     SVN rev 837

  1. Fix the crash issue while executing "Add Files from Directory" command (Project Manager).
  2. Enhance "Add files from Directory" command in Project Manager - sorted result: first all folders, then all files, both of them alphabetically.
Version 5.9.6

2011-10-31 22:45:43 GMT     SVN rev 834 Notepad++ v5.9.6 new features and fixed bugs:

  1. Add a new feature "Adding files recursively from a floder" in Project Manager.
  2. Fix a bug in Project Manager regarding open and reload commands.
Version 5.9.5

2011-10-23 23:45:25 GMT     SVN rev 831

Notepad++ v5.9.5 new features and fixed bugs:

  1. Fix Project Panel loading non-project file bug.
  2. Fix saving project file bug while saving it on the root.
  3. Fix adding/hidding Language Menue item problem in Preference dialog.
  4. Make Project Panel translatable.
Version 5.9.4

2011-10-11 21:47:03 GMT     SVN rev 827

  1. Add 3 Project Panels for the management of projects
  2. Doc Switcher can be sorted now.
  3. Fix a crash bug - crash on launch time if default User defined language was set on the previous session.
  4. Fix crash issue while printing for some printers.
  5. Fix ANSI version Clipboard history entries display bug.
  6. Fix wrong display of tab number setting dialog in Lang Menu/Tab settings of Preferences dialog.
Version 5.9.4 RC

2011-09-29 23:59:15 GMT     SVN rev 820

  1. Add 3 Project Panels for the management of projects
  2. Doc Switcher can be sorted now.
  3. Fix crash issue while printing for some printers.
  4. Fix ANSI version Clipboard history entries display bug.
  5. Fix wrong display of tab number setting dialog in Lang Menu/Tab settings of Preferences dialog.
Version 5.9.3

2011-07-18 23:16:22 GMT     SVN rev 796

The Change log of this version:

  1. Update Scintilla to 2.27.
  2. Make Recent File List totally customizable.
  3. Add Vertical File Switcher feature.
  4. Add active folding area highlighting feature (only for box and circle mode).
  5. Detect the absence of Scintilla.
  6. Add 2 plugins messages NPPM_GETLANGUAGENAME & NPPM_GETLANGUAGEDESC.
Version 5.9.2

2011-06-05 18:34:53 GMT     SVN rev 774

  1. Fix the Clipboard History crash issue while no data in Clipboard.
  2. Fix the local directory installation option ignored issue in Installer.
  3. Reduce the recent file history width to 32 characters.
Version 5.9.1

2011-06-01 01:16:56 GMT     SVN rev 768

Notepad++ 5.9.1 is available to be downloaded.

  1. Add Character Insertion Panel.
  2. Add Clipboard History feature.
  3. Add find characters in range feature.
Version 5.9

2011-03-31 00:03:10 GMT     SVN rev 744

Notepad++ v5.9 new features and fixed bug (from v5.8.7):

  1. Update Scintilla from 2.21 to 2.25.
  2. New feature: Non-greedy regular expression (Scintilla).
  3. Add Copy/Cut/Paste Binary Content feature.
  4. Add "paste HTML content" and "paste RTF content" commands.
  5. Fix the inverse of title and message for some MessageBox.
  6. Add "Remove Unmarked Lines" command.
  7. Add "Column Mode Tip" to notice users the usage of column mode in Notepad++.
  8. Make stream comment foldable in php/javascript.
Version 5.9 RC

Sat, 2011-03-26 01:05:07 GMT     SVN rev 742

You can get 5.9 RC here: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/RC-59

  1. Update Scintilla from 2.21 to 2.25
  2. New feature: Non-greedy regular expression (Scintilla).
  3. Add Copy/Cut/Paste Binary Content feature.
  4. Add "paste HTML content" and "paste RTF content" commands.
  5. Fix the inverse of title and message for some MessageBox.
  6. Add "Remove Unmarked Lines" command.
  7. Add "Column Mode Tip" to notice users the usage of column mode in Notepad++.

Version 5.8

Version 5.8.7

Mon, 2011-01-31 23:22:52 GMT     SVN rev 735 Notepad++ v5.8.7 new features and fixed bug (from v5.8.6) :

  1. Fix a regression bug: the notification message boxes were not modal. It can be ignored by user then cause wrong input characters.
  2. In order to reduce the confusion, new "Mark" tab for "Mark all" feature is made in Find/Replace dialog.
  3. Make "Find what" and "Replace with" fields larger in Find/Replace dialog.
  4. Make message dialogs in Notepad++ translatable (in progress).
  5. Change user manual format from chm to html.
  6. Make minimalist installation available in installer.
Version 5.8.6

Sun, 2010-12-19 12:23:30 GMT     SVN rev 727

Notepad++ 5.8.6 release is available. Notepad++ v5.8.6 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.8.5) :

  1. Fix langs.xml 0 length problem while user ends session without closing Notepad++.
  2. Fix empty line count failure (RegExpr).
  3. Fix task list display glitch under Windows 7.
  4. Add trim functions (header/trailing/compact feature).
  5. Add white space and TAB conversion features.
  6. Fix folding margin to be displayed when opening Notepad++ with a new/empty file (Normal text).
  7. Fix auto-completion detection language bug.
  8. Fix the changing theme settings makes switch back to the default theme bug.
  9. Make english.xml customizable.
Version 5.8.5

Wed 2010-11-24 01:37:33 GMT     SVN rev 718

Due to some complains about new icon, one option to switch back to the old one is available in the installer.

The program "ChangeIcon" contributed by François-R Boyer [frboyer] (and its fix for Windows 7 from UFO [ufo-pu55y] ) makes the switching icon painless in installer procedure.

Notepad++ v5.8.5 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.8.3) :

  1. Fix: crash when opening Preferences and config.xml is not available
  2. Fix: encoding for new documens would not apply to opened documents
  3. Fix: the search direction not being memorized problem.
  4. Fix: localization switching under Windows 7 problem (UAC issue).
  5. Fix: x64 system files problems (recent files & sessions)
  6. Changed: langs.xml is now in %APPDATA%\Notepad++ always, for UAC related issues
  7. Changed: File Association dialog uses a new button to remove associations
Version 5.8.4

Sun 2010-11-14 18:48:37 GMT     SVN rev 705 Notepad++ v5.8.4 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.8.3) :

  1. Fix memory leak problem while switching tab.
  2. Fix User Defined Language dialog docking problem under Windows 7.
  3. Fix backwards search with Asian codepage problem.
  4. Add a new capacity in context menu: the menu item and folder item can be renamed (and in whichever language).
  5. All the supported encoding charsets can be set as default in "New Document Settings".
  6. Remove Calltip restriction from plugins side.
  7. Add "-alwaysOnTop" command line argument.
  8. Fix icon display glitch in shell extension context menu.
Version 5.8.3

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 06:27:12 GMT     SVN rev 693

Read more about the release of v5.8.3 on http://www.notepad-plus-plus.org

  1. Use of doLocalConf.xml npw disabled under Vista/7 if Notepad++ is installed in C:\Program Files
  2. Memory leaks were plugged
  3. Fiwzs aoom iqqe on the second view
  4. Fixed crash when Notepad++ restarted with MS-DOS as default language
  5. Fixed bug where moving lines down would move the first unselected line.
  6. Fixed Find Previous issue when code page is 936.
  7. Updated VS6 project file.
  8. New icon for the application.
  9. Added Edit Contextmenu command
  10. Context menu items can now be organised in submenus.
  11. Removed support for ISO encodings not supported by Microsoft
  12. Added ability to open files on x64 file systems.

Not to mention the usual localization updates.

Version 5.8.2

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 09:58:00 GMT     SVN rev 679

Notepad 5.8.2 - mostly bug fixes, and a new version for the updater.

  1. Fix windows 7 crash bug while executing update.
  2. Fix find performance issue related macro recording.
  3. Fix macro recording bug for the non-ASCII characters.
  4. Fix C# syntax highlighting disabled problem after reloading.
  5. Modify SaveFile dialog behaviour: it will not process a given directory as saving file name, browsing inside the directory instead.
  6. Fix build problem for ANSI version.
  7. Update GUP.exe to v1.9.
Version 5.8.1

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:04:54 GMT     SVN rev 674

Notepad++ v5.8.1 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.8) :

  1. Fix Actionscript lexer crash problem.
  2. Fix saving UCS-2 text file corrupted bug.
  3. Add word count in Summary feature.
  4. Fix hidding/showing status bar bug.
Version 5.8

2010-09-22 07:47:00 GMT     SVN rev 668

Notepad++ 5.8 released

Notepad++ 5.8 is available here.

This release integrates the newest Scintilla component (v2.21), so there could be some regressions. Notepad++ v5.8 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.7) :


  1. Upgrade Scintilla to version 2.21.
  2. Fix a vulnerability issue: Load ScinLexer.dll with its full path to avoid hijack.
  3. Fix Unicode file corrupted on saving bug (the buffer alignment issue).
  4. Fix DBCS encodings file saving corruption bug.
  5. Fix file containing NULL character loading bug.
  6. Fix php syntax highlighting bug.
  7. Fix dragging undocked window performance issue while using Vista Aero UI style.
  8. Fix dragging undocked window performance issue while using Vista/Windows7 Aero UI style.
  9. Fix large file truncated after loading problem.
  10. Improve file loading performance.
  11. Fix Shortcut Mapper inconsistence issue after deleting a macro or an user command.
  12. Add 2 line wrap methods (default plus aligned and indent).
  13. Add 2 menu commands : "Modify Shortcut/Delete Macro" and "Modify Shortcut/Delete Command".
  14. Add "Modify" and "Delete" buttons on Shortcut mapper dialog.
  15. Add macro new ability to record search and replace actions.
  16. Fix SaveSession bug.
  17. Remove characters count feature from the status bar due to its performance issue with UTF8 file.
  18. Fix crash issue due to themes switching.
  19. Make folding margin hidable.
  20. Add NPPM_GETCURRENTNATIVELANGENCODING, NPPM_ALLOCATECMDID and NPPM_ALLOCATEMARKER message (to get the current native language enconding).
  21. Change editing settings saving behaviour : one set of settings are applied in 2 scintilla controls (except zoom).
  22. Add Statistics feature which is accessible from the menu command "Summary..." (under menu "View") and the 2nd zone of statusbar (double click).

Version 5.7

Version 5.7.1RC2

2010-09-10 05:23:00 GMT

Enhancement and bug fixed (from v5.7):

  1. Update Scintilla to v2.21.
  2. Fix a vulnerability issue: Load ScinLexer.dll with its full path to avoid hijack.
  3. Fix dragging undocked window performance issue while using Vista Aero UI style.
  4. Fix large file truncated after loading problem.
  5. Improve file loading performance.

Regressions fixed (from v5.7.1 RC):

  1. Fix "Select and Find Next" and "Count" regressions.
  2. Fix the menu items settings non-memorized regression.
  3. Fix Lexer SearchResult syntax highlighting bug.
  4. Fix macro recoding for find in files regression.
  5. Fix html/xml/php folding disappeared problem.
  6. Fix "#if 1 //" making Notepad++ crash issue.
Version 5.7.1 RC

2010-08-29 11:29:36 GMT

Notepad++ 5.7.1 release candidate is available: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/rc/npp.5.7.1.Unicode.RC.zip

This version contains few majors fixes such as unicode file corrupted on saving bug, php syntax highlighting bug and some performance issues on Unicode files. Some new features are added: "search and replace action macro recording", "Modify Shortcut/Delete Macro" and "Modify Shortcut/Delete Command". Scintilla component is updated to 2.20 in this version.

Here are Notepad++ v5.7.1 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.7) :

  1. Upgrade Scintilla to version 2.20.
  2. Fix Unicode file corrupted on saving bug (the buffer alignment issue).
  3. Fix DBCS encodings file saving corruption bug.
  4. Fix file containing NULL character loading bug.
  5. Fix php syntax highlighting bug.
  6. Fix Shortcut Mapper inconsistence issue after deleting a macro or an user command.
  7. Add 2 line wrap methods (default plus aligned and indent).
  8. Add 2 menu commands : "Modify Shortcut/Delete Macro" and "Modify Shortcut/Delete Command".
  9. Add "Modify" and "Delete" buttons on Shortcut mapper dialog.
  10. Add macro new ability to record search and replace actions.
  11. Fix SaveSession bug.
  12. Remove characters count feature from the status bar due to its performance issue with UTF8 file.
  13. Fix crash issue due to themes switching.
  14. Make folding margin hidable.
  15. Add NPPM_GETCURRENTNATIVELANGENCODING message (to get the current native language enconding).
  16. Change editing settings saving behaviour : one set of settings are applied in 2 scintilla controls (except zoom).
Version 5.7

2010-07-05 10:20:47 GMT     SVN rev 639

First version ever to be hosted outside US controlled servers.

Binaries:
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/content/release57-outside-the-USA
Sources:
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/svn/source-code

Version 5.7 RC

2010-06-26 20:03:01 GMT

Release candidate verion: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/rc/npp.5.7.RC.zip

Notepad++ v5.7 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.6.8) :

  1. Upgrade Scintilla to version 2.12.
  2. Add "Inverse bookmark" feature.
  3. Add NPPM_SAVECURRENTFILEAS message.
  4. Fix premature deallocation bug for import UDL.
  5. Add import/export User Defined Language features.
  6. File detection : Switch to modified or deleted file while user is asked to reload or keep the file.
  7. Fix closing several detected non-existing files bug.
  8. Fix language switching to English not working bug.
  9. Reduce PostIt/FullScreen restore button size.
  10. Fix PostIt wrong restore button position after toggling off fullScreen mode.

Version 5.6

Version 5.6.8

2010-03-04 23:45:55 GMT     SVN rev 621 There're minor changes (3 bugs fixed) in this release :

  1. Fix comment stream without selection bug.
  2. Fix Find in files results highlighting regression bug.
  3. Fix regression bug (include the correct SciLexer.dll) about insensible case search mode.
Version 5.6.7

2010-02-21 19:53:09 GMT     SVN rev 617 v5.6.7 is released. In this version, an annoying crash is fixed in find in files feature.

Here's the change log :

  1. Fix "Find in files" crash bug.
  2. Focus (switch to) the dirty document while asking to save unsaved document when user close Notepad++.
  3. Fix the bug while giving command C:\NppDir>notepad++ (w/o quote), npp try to open file "notepad++".
  4. Enlarge regconition of clickable link from "http://" to any URI.
  5. Fix the bug while changing the language list in Style Configurator, the "Save and close" button is enabled.
Version 5.6.6

2010-01-26 01:28:39 GMT     SVN rev 605

As I promised, the installer is available in this new release.

  1. Fixed Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters display problem after "find in the current document".
Version 5.6.5

2010-01-25 00:16:57 GMT     SVN rev 603

v5.6.5 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.6.4) :

  1. Fix loading encoding file making file corrupted (after saving).
  2. Fix xml/html encoding overrides BOM if present.
  3. Fixed Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters display problem after "find in the current document".
  4. Add "set find text and find next" feature.
  5. Add JSP.
  6. Recover langs.xml while its length is zero.
  7. Fix "Close Window(s)" in Window dialog bug (if file is dirty and cancel to close).
  8. Fix finding "\0" or "\x00" issue in find extened mode.
  9. Add "\u" in find extened mode to find Unicode encoding character(ex. "\u00e9" find 'é').
Version 5.6.4

2009-12-28 14:49:27 GMT     SVN rev 595

A most wanted feature to convert from different localization encodings to UTF-8 and UCS BE/LE is implemented in v5.6.4, which has been available since last night.

The another direction of conversion (from Unicode to different localization encodings) is not done because I personally think it's not frequent in the most of usages. However, if you don't think so, please let me know - I'll consider it if this feature is wanted.

GUP (Generic Updater) which comes with Notepad++ release is modified to adapt the new download pages of Sourceforge. The installer of new release contains this updated GUP (v1.7). In order to make Notepad++ auto-updater work, please update your Notepad++ to v5.6.4 with its installer.

Light Explorer Plugin Unicode version is included in Unicode package. Plugins Manager Plugin ANSI version is included in ANSI package. Two package contains the same plugins now.

Notepad++ v5.6.4 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.6.3) :

  1. Add feature of conversion from a localization encoding to UNICODE.
  2. Fix status bar display bug that xml/html utf8 indicator makes status bar display ANSI instead of ANSI as UTF-8.
  3. Include new release GUP in the installer.
Version 5.6.3

2009-12-18 00:06:07 GMT     SVN rev 591

There is no big difference between v5.6.2 and v5.6.3. The reason of this update is to fix the error of internal version for the auto-update detection.

One nice handy restore button is added for full screen mode and post-it feature.

Version 5.6.2

2009-12-11 00:58:46 GMT     SVN rev 589

Notepad++ v5.6.2 is available.

Here is the change log :

  1. Fix the Unicode localization file display problem.
  2. Update templat localization file (english.xml) to v5.6.1.
  3. Fix tag highlighting bug while disabling indent guide lines.
  4. Fix the translated sub menu entries applying on the menu item.
  5. Display more information while catching of plugins crash.


Version 5.6.1

2009-12-05 03:17:04 GMT

In this version brace matched broken issue is fixed. A lot of encodings are added as well.

I take the chance to thank Thell Fowler and Vitaliy Dovgan. The "Mark Jumper" feature idea come from Thell. Without him this feature won't be in v5.6.x. Vitaliy has fixed the searching case insensitive for non ascii characters. Thanks to Chris, the NppHelp is updated.

Here are Notepad++ v5.6.1 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.6) :

  1. Fix brace highlighting breaking issue and related performance problem.
  2. Add new encodings in the shortcuts map.
  3. Remove annoying encoding issue warning dialogs.
  4. Enhance Html encoding auto-detection.
  5. Fix case-insensitive searching bug for non-ascii characters (for example some characters in French and Cyrillic letters).
  6. Add find result commands in the menu.
  7. Add DOS CodePage : CP437, CP737, CP850, CP852, CP855, CP857, CP858, CP860, CP861, CP863, CP865, CP866 and CP869.
  8. Fix localization combo box unselected in preference dialog bug after startup (when a localization file is in use).
Version 5.6

2009-11-30 02:47:31 GMT     SVN rev 584

Yes, v5.6 is released finally.

This version goes out a little late than planning, in order to offer the complete encoding sets. However, there are too many code pages to enumerate in this small huble software, so please do your request if you need some code page. Only the most wanted will be added in the future release. More the detail info we got for the code page, more there is a chance to be included.

5 more programing languages are supported by this version, including the MW language COBOL which is not dead yet - good for him.

Enough blabla, here is the change log :

Notepad++ v5.6 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.5.1) :

  1. Add languages encoding - Chinese traditional (BIG5), Chinese Simplified (GB2312), Japanese (Shift JIS), Korean (EUC), Thai (TIS-620), Hebrew (iso-8859-8), Hebrew (1255), Central European (1250), Cyrillic (1251), Cyrillic (KOI8-U), Cyrillic (KOI8-R), Cyrillic (Mac), Western European(1252), Greek (1253), Turkish(1254), Arabic (1256), Baltic (1257), Vietnamese (1258), ISO8859-1 to ISO8859-16 and a lot of more.
  2. Add auto-detection of HTML and XML files encodings.
  3. Add COBOL, D, Gui4Cli, PowerShell and R language support.
  4. Add Marker Jumper feature (Jump down/up : Ctrl+Num/Ctrl+Shift+Num).
  5. Add indent guide line highlighting for html/xml tags.
  6. Add system tray context menu and new command argument "-systemtray".
  7. Fix Unicode to ANSI encoding bug.
  8. Fix last recent file list menu items localization encoding bug.
  9. Fix last recent file number goes to zero issue.
  10. Add new command argument "--help".
  11. Fix Calltip hint bug and add a new capacity in it.
  12. Add the ability to add the second keyword group for user in both LISP and Scheme languages.
  13. Fix the wrap symbol display problem.
  14. Add SQL ESC symbol '\'.
  15. Fix column editor insert number bug in virtual space mode.
  16. Fix status bar displaying "-2 char" issue for a empty document.
  17. Fix installation of NppShell64 failed issue in installer.
Version 5.6RC

2009-11-24 01:23:38 GMT     SVN rev 575

Notepad++ v5.6 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.5.1) :

  1. Add languages encoding - Chinese traditional (BIG5), Chinese Simplified (GB2312), Japanese (Shift JIS), Korean (EUC), Thai (TIS-620), Hebrew (iso-8859-8), Hebrew (1255), Central European (1250), Cyrillic (1251), Cyrillic (KOI8-U), Cyrillic (KOI8-R), Cyrillic (Mac), Western European(1252), Greek (1253), Turkish(1254), Arabic (1256), Baltic (1257) and Vietnamese (1258).
  2. Add COBOL, D, Gui4Cli, PowerShell and R language support.
  3. Add Marker Jumper feature (Jump down/up : Ctrl+Num/Ctrl+Shift+Num).
  4. Add indent guide line highlighting for html/xml tags.
  5. Add system tray context menu and new command argument "-systemtray".
  6. Add new command argument "--help".
  7. Fix Calltip hint bug and add a new capacity in it.
  8. Add the ability to add the second keyword group for user in both LISP and Scheme languages.
  9. Fix the wrap symbol display problem.
  10. Add SQL ESC symbol '\'.
  11. Fix column editor insert number bug in virtual space mode.
  12. Fix status bar displaying "-2 char" issue for a empty document.
  13. Fix installation of NppShell64 failed issue in installer.

Version 5.5

Version 5.5.1

2009-10-09 00:58:58 GMT     SVN rev 549

  1. Old icon is back.
  2. Set ".txt" extension automatically while saving a document text.
  3. Real characters count is added in status bar.
  4. Fix some memory leaks.
  5. Add "open all" capacity in finder (for find in files).
  6. Replaced nppcm with NppShell (in installer)
    • Dialog to allow change of various settings (cmd : regsvr32 /s /i NppShell.dll)
    • Context menu icon properly rendered
    • Incorporate dynamic icon for registered filetypes
Notepas++ v5.5 is released

2009-09-21 11:51:39 GMT     SVN rev 541

As you can see, the release 5.5 comes with a new cool chameleon icon, which is designed by Hayes Roberts. You can discover more his drawings here: http://www.bluebison.net/

Most important in this version : Several crash issues are fixed. Otherewise, the most wanted feature is available in this release : thanks to the updated Scintilla component (from v1.78 to v2.01), Notepad++ v5.5 has the real rectangle column selection and multi-editing/selection capacity. More supported languages will be added in the future versions. All you need is a little of patience.

Notepad++ v5.5 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.4.5) :

  1. Update : upgrade Scintilla from v1.78 to v2.01.
  2. New icon : change from old icon to a cool chamelon icon.
  3. New feature : virtual space for column mode.
  4. New feature : multi-editing / selection.
  5. New feature : tab settings for per language.
  6. New feature : selected lines moving up/down capacity.
  7. New feature : incremental Search shows pink background when text not found (like Firefox).
  8. New feature : rational number is recognized in User Defined Language System.
  9. New feature : escape character capacity for the delimiter in User Defined Language System.
  10. Bug fixed : tool bar tip crash issue.
  11. Bug fixed : column editor inserting octal number broken issue.
  12. Changed behaviour : "-nosession" parameter's not only none of session is loaded, but also none of session is saved.
  13. Bug fixed : docking feature crash issue.
  14. New feature : the ability to not launch Auto-updater during a period (15 days by default).
  15. New feature : import plugins feature (load on the fly).
  16. New feature : import theme (stylers.xml) feature.
  17. Bug fixed : a crash issue while launch Fin in file (regression since v5.4.5).
  18. Bug fixed : a crash issue while deleting the last line.
  19. Bug fixed : a bug of plugin message NPPM_GETPLUGINSCONFIGDIR (regression since v5.4.5).
  20. New feature : new plugin notification NPPN_DOCORDERCHANGED to notify plugins that document order is changed.
  21. Bug fixed : tool bar chevron disappeared bug (regression since previous versions).
  22. Bug fixed : a crash bug due to instability of FTP_synchronize plugin (enhance Docking feature).
  23. Bug fixed : getting fonts problem under Chines/Korean/Japanese environment.
  24. Bug fixed : wrong File encoding auto-detection problem : binary file is detected as UTF-16 big-endian.
Notepad++ 5.5 Release Candidate

2009-09-15 GMT

  1. Update : upgrade Scintilla from v1.78 to v2.01.
  2. New feature : virtual space for column mode.
  3. New feature : multi-editing / selection.
  4. New feature : tab settings per language.
  5. New feature : selected lines moving up/down capacity.
  6. New feature : incremental Search shows pink background when text not found (like Firefox).
  7. New feature : rational number is recognized in User Defined Language System.
  8. New feature : escape character capacity for the delimiter in User Defined Language System.
  9. Bug fixed : tool bar tip crash issue.
  10. Bug fixed : column editor inserting octal number broken issue.
  11. Changed behaviour : "-nosession" parameter's not only none of session is loaded, but also none of session is saved.
  12. Bug fixed : docking feature crash issue.
  13. New feature : the ability to not launch Auto-updater during a period (15 days by default).
  14. New feature : import plugins feature (load on the fly).
  15. New feature : import theme (stylers.xml) feature.
  16. Bug fixed : a crash issue while launch Fin in file (regression since v5.4.5).
  17. Bug fixed : a crash issue while deleting the last line.
  18. Bug fixed : a bug of plugin message NPPM_GETPLUGINSCONFIGDIR (regression since v5.4.5).
  19. New feature : new plugin notification NPPN_DOCORDERCHANGED to notify plugins that document order is changed.
  20. Bug fixed : tool bar chevron disappeared bug (regression since previous versions).
  21. Bug fixed : a crash bug due to instability of FTP_synchronize plugin (enhance Docking feature).

Version 5.4

Version 5.4.5 is released

2009-07-14 GMT     SVN rev 513


Version 5.4.5 is just released on sourceforge. The major issue fixed in this release is the problem of plugins' shortcuts. Several crash issues are also fixed in this release.

v5.4.5 fixed bugs (from v5.4.4) :

  1. . Fix plugins shortcuts not working bug.
  2. . Fix the tooltip on toolbar display bug for the plugins icons.
  3. . Fix a crash that was occurring when searching in files from a deep path.
  4. . Fix a crash issue (Unicode binary) while close Notepad++ with an RC file opened under Chinese Xp.
  5. . Fix Pascal and Scheme syntax highlighting problem (fixes in styles.xml).
  6. . Add SQL folding capacity.
Notepad++ v5.4.4 released

2009-07-05 GMT     SVN rev 508


In the 5.4.4 version, there're a lot of bug fixes from previous versions. The most important thing is upgrading Scintilla to the current version, that will give Notepad++ more extended capacities in the future releases.

Notepad++ v5.4.4 fixed bugs (from v5.4.3) :

  1. . Upgrade Scintilla from 1.77 to 1.78.
  2. . Fix XML syntax highlighting bug while presence of the tag "<script/>" (Yes, finally).
  3. . Fix Find in files/Find in all open files bug in non western languages (ie. Russian, Chinese, Hebrew...).
  4. . Fix the find in files crash issue if find what field contains 0x0A or 0xD.
  5. . Fix Window7 SetWindowsHookEx() failed issue for the dockable windows. (by recognizing windows7 environment)
  6. . Fix no tool bar bug under w2k.
  7. . Fix Incremental search bug while clicking on text zone after some searches.
  8. . Fix Matlab script making Notepad++ crash under Chinese windows issue.
  9. . Make NpWiki++ link available as on line help.
  10. . Add lines count on status bar.
  11. . Fix "In selection" bug in Find Replace features.
  12. . Fix the clickable link issue for some links (add '~' in RegExp).
  13. . Fix the bug that Notepad++ does not show on while it is minimized and its file is modified from outside.
  14. . NppHelp.chm is updated.
Notepad++ v5.4.3 just came out

2009-06-07 GMT     SVN rev 492


Notepad++ v5.4.3 is released to fix document tab click launching a new instance bug and clickable link styling bug in the previous versions.

Notepad++ v5.4.3 fixed bugs (from v5.4.2) :

  1. . Fix clickable link styling bug.
  2. . Fix document tab click launching a new instance bug.
Notepad++ v5.4.2 released

2009-06-01 GMT     SVN rev 488


If there's no critical bug found, v5.4.2 should be the last version of v5.4.x.

Hiere are v5.4.2 fixed bugs (from v5.4.1) :

  1. . Fix the localization switcher bug while w/o doLocalConf.xml (Menu items translation problem).
  2. . Fix only one document "Move to other view" close Notepad++ instance issue.
  3. . Fix plugin menu boolean check box bug.
Notepad++ v5.4.1

2009-05-27 GMT     SVN rev 491

Notepad++ v5.4.1 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.4) :

  1. . Add ChangeMarkers plugin in installer.
  2. . Add theme description in installer.
  3. . Make installer update contextMenu.xml (backup the old one then override it with the new one).
  4. . Fix lastRecentFileList localization issue.
  5. . Add readonly change status notification for plugin system.
  6. . Fix Styler Configurator user extension handler.
Notepad++ v5.4 released

2009-05-25 GMT


One of new sweetest capacities in Notepad++ v5.4 is google chrome tab drag and drop feature : it allows user to drag out a tab to move/open the current document in a new instance. It's useful if you have 2 or more displays.Any document can be draged in/out among different instances.

While new release is enhanced for the rich developpers who can afford several monitors, the poor ones who have only one display with the pre-historic video card are not forgotten : The structure of menu is compacted in order to access to every single menu item in any resolution (even under 640 x 480).

Theme selector (Menu "Settings->Style Configurator...") is another sweet feature in this release. It allows users to switch among different themes on the fly and get the visual effect immediately. 10 themes are included in both ANSI/Unicode releases so you can play around directly. I did "Hello Kitty" theme and I'm quite satisfied with it - it's easy to fill with different pink colours to get this silly style. On the other hand, I tried to make a theme named "Bad Taste" but in vain. Obviously my taste is not so bad :) . So for those who have talent to make such theme, please send it to me (d o n . h @ f r e e . f r), I will include it in the future release if it is ugly enough. It'll be even better to have several ugly themes so that "Bad Taste" theme competition will take place.

"Mark all" extension is another handy feature. By making these commands accessible via the context menu, user is able to mark upto 5 different colours for any occurence. It's convinient when you work on a log file.

Notepad++ v5.4 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.3.1) :

  1. . Add theme selector to switch styles.xml on the fly, change styles.xml on one click.
  2. . Add google chrome drag and derop tab feature : drag out tab to create a new instance, transfer documents among several instances by drag and drop.
  3. . Add Mark all extension : user can mark any occurrence with 5 different colours.
  4. . Add new feature : column selection allows to insertion a string by typing characters in sequence (w/o column mode editor).
  5. . Detect UTF16 encoding (BE and LE) w/o BOM.
  6. . Fix crash bug : Double click a file associated with an older version of Notepad++ while a newer version of Notepad++ instance is running.
  7. . lmprove main menu structure (more compact). Language Menu can be compacted as well (optional, in Preference dialog).
  8. . Fine numbers margin width is changed dynamically according to the needed space (but keeping at least 3 digits).
  9. . File history list (under the File menu) is limited to 100 characters per item. Longer file names are fitted to 100 characters by replacing path components with ellipses.
  10. . Update Scintilla from v1.75 to v1.77.
  11. . Indent guideline can be shown w/o whitespace or tab symbol.
  12. . Fixed two bugs when calculating the width of the TaskList (document list when pressing ctrl+tab or right-click + mouse wheel.
  13. . Add an (hidden) option to make the "Filters" and "Directory" fields follow the current opened document in "Find in files" dialog. The new parameters are located in config.xml and are called: "fifFilterFollowsDoc" and "fifFolderFollowsDoc" (set to "yes"/"no")
  14. . Add new command parameters : -c (column) -x et -y (startup position).
  15. . Remove change line marker which does not work correctly. Include ChangeMarkers plugin instead.
  16. . Fix bug "Switch to found results window" command now switches back to the current edit view if the focus is already on the found results.
  17. . Fix the search result inaccurate colorization bug.
  18. . Fix the Mark all in selection bug (while Find Replace Dialog loosing the focus).
  19. . Add 2 plugins messages : NPPN_FILEBEFORELOAD and NPPN_FILELOADFAILED.
  20. . Fix New document not be switched while double clicking in Find in files result panel.
  21. . Fix conversion min to Maj and Maj to min (or vice et versa) in column selection bug.
  22. . Fix bug when the find dialog was closed the translucaent shadow remained in Windows 7.
  23. . Fix crash bug of find in files feature.
  24. . Add "follow current doc" checkbox in Find in file dialog.
  25. . Add the ability of tag match feature to not highlight comment zone in html/xml.
  26. . Fix TCL language highlighting bug.
v5.4 RC 2

2009-04-29 (?)

Notepad++ v5.4 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.3.1) :

1. Add theme selector to switch styles.xml on the fly, change styles.xml on one click. 2. Add google chrome drag and derop tab feature : drag out tab to create a new instance, transfer documents among several instances by drag and drop. 3. Add Mark all extension : user can mark any occurrence with 5 different colours. 4. Add new feature : column selection allows to insertion a string by typing characters in sequence (w/o column mode editor). 5. Detect UTF16 encoding (BE and LE) w/o BOM. 6. Iixed crash bug : Double click a file associated with an older version of Notepad++ while a newer version of Notepad++ instance is running. 7. lmprove main menu structure (more compact). Language Menu can be compacted as well (optional, in Preference dialog). 8. Fine numbers margin width is changed dynamically according to the needed space (but keeping at least 3 digits). 9. ile history list (under the File menu) is limited to 100 characters per item. Longer file names are fitted to 100 characters by replacing path components with ellipses. 10. Update Scintilla from v1.75 to v1.77. 11. Indent guideline can be shown w/o whitespace or tab symbol. 12. Fixed two bugs when calculating the width of the TaskList (document list when pressing ctrl+tab or right-click + mouse wheel. 13. Add an (hidden) option to make the "Filters" and "Directory" fields follow the current opened document in "Find in files" dialog. The new parameters are located in config.xml and are called: "fifFilterFollowsDoc" and "fifFolderFollowsDoc" (set to "yes"/"no") 14. Add new command parameters : -c (column) -x et -y (startup position). 15. Remove change line marker which does not work correctly. Include ChangeMarkers plugin instead. 16. Fix bug "Switch to found results window" command now switches back to the current edit view if the focus is already on the found results. 17. Fix the search result inaccurate colorization bug. 18. Fix the Mark all in selection bug (while Find Replace Dialog loosing the focus). 19. Add 2 plugins messages : NPPN_FILEBEFORELOAD and NPPN_FILELOADFAILED. 20. Fix New document not be switched while double clicking in Find in files result panel. 21. Fix conversion min to Maj and Maj to min (or vice et versa) in column selection bug.

v5.4 RC

2009-04-28 GMT


There are a lot of goodies in v5.4, one of them is google chrome tab drag and drop feature : it allows user to drag out a tab to move/open the current document in a new instance. It's useful if you have 2 or more displays.

Another goody is theme selector (located in Style Configurator dialog) which allows users to switch theme (styles.xml) on the fly.

The built-in Change lines markers feature is removed from this version. Instead, the ChangeMarker Plugin of Thell (aka AlmostAutomated) is included in this release. ChangeMarker plugins, which works seamless with Notepad++, has more features (jump to...) and works better than the built-in one.

New compact menu structure, enhanced file history, 5 more styles to mark different occurences (context menu)... I let you discover the other goodies.

Version 5.3

Version 5.3.1 is available

2009-03-29 GMT


In this release, a serious bug of inaccurate replace bug is fixed.

  1. z format distribution is included in both binary and source release due to its superior algorithm. Their contents are the same as zip packages. If you don't know what is 7z, just download zip packages.

Here are v5.3.1 new features and fixed bugs (from v5.3) :

  1. . Fix inaccurate replace bug.
  2. . Increase "Find what" and "replace with" fields to 2047 characters in Find/Replace dialog.
  3. . Stop the indicator highlighting while the line change marker margin is hidden.
  4. . SConstruct and SConscript are recognized as python file.
Notepad++ v5.3 Release Candidate

2009-03-08 GMT


Notepad++ v5.3 new feature and fixed bugs (from v5.2) :

  1. . Add Line change state vertical bar.
  2. . Drop (or open in dos command line) a directory in Notepad++ to open all files in the directory recursively.
  3. . Add "Find all in current file" feature.
  4. . (Most of) Find/replace dialog settings are remembered.
  5. . Add a hidden setting (dlgAlwaysVisible in config.xml) to allow user set it manually to not hide the Find/Replace dialog if any result found.
  6. . Fix uncomment block erasing first character bug.
  7. . Enlarge some strings displayed zone for the translation.
  8. . Fix ESC key for column mode behaviour.
  9. . Fix read only file SaveAs bug.
  10. . Change behaviour : no popup dialog while closing an unsaved empty untitled document.
  11. . Changing "Search result" stylers via Styler Configurator takes visual effect on the fly now.
  12. . Fix for L_EXTERNAL in loadSession.
  13. . Variable $(CURRENT_WORD) is enlarged to 2039 charraters.

Version 5.2

Notepad++ v5.2 released

2009-02-08 GMT


Thanks to Yuval, "Find in files/Find in all opened files" features in Notepad++ v5.2 are enhanced considerably. The found result user interface is improved. Each search results are conserved and user can remove (DEL) unneeded results.

A frequent demanded feature "Replace in files" is added in this release. This feature is kind of overwhelming since it's irreversible, so beware of its usage (The warning has been given, the fate is now your own). Several irritated crash issues are solved in this release. If you find another one, please let me know.

Notepad++ v5.2 new feature and fixed bugs (from v5.1.4) :

  1. . Fix Function Tip crash issue.
  2. . Fix the find in files crash bug while cloned views are side by side and focus is on main view.
  3. . Fix a crash bug after searching/replacing in files returned with no results.
  4. . Enhance "Find in all opened files" and "Find in files" features.
  5. . Add Replace in files feature.
  6. . Fix command line parsing to accept unquoted files as single argument.
  7. . Refine "open ANSI files as UTF8 w/o BOM" feature.
  8. . Add minidump feature in the case of crash for debug use.
  9. . Adjust PostIt/FullScreen behaviour to mix well together.
  10. . The file filters and the directory are set while find/replace/findInFiles dialog is launched.
  11. . Adding find in files filters supports user defined language.
  12. . Fix the bug that texts in combo box of Find dialog are restored not in order on the launch time.
  13. . Add NPPM_DOOPEN plugin message.

Version 5.1

Notepad++ v5.1.4 just come out

2009-01-12 GMT


In this version, a help file (Thanx to Harry) is included in the binary release. This help document is very well done so please RTFM before you post your question on the forums.

Another feature is user can change the localization on the run time (which makes Notepad++ translators' life easier).

Here's Notepad++ v5.1.4 new feature and fixed bugs (from v5.1.3) :

  1. . Add localization on run time feature : Change language on the run time for Unicode version (via preferences dialog).
  2. . Add the ability to force opened ANSI document as UTF-8 w/o BOM.
  3. . Fix verbose backup bug (while the backup dir is not set).
  4. . Fix bug that external lexer doesn't work with Unicode version.
  5. . Fix recent files list bug.
  6. . Include a help content file.
  7. . Add new plugin notification message NPPN_WORDSTYLESUPDATED.
  8. . Add 2 plugin messages for shortcut feature : NPPN_SHORTCUTREMAPPED notification and NPPM_GETSHORTCUTBYCMDID message.
Notepad++ v5.1.3 new release

2008-12-29 GMT


Notepad++ v5.1.3 new feature and fixed bugs (from v5.1.2) :

  1. . Add PostIt feature (F12 to toggle it).
  2. . Fix the bug that Unicode path file opened in the previous session doesn't be restored.
  3. . Fix nativeLang loading problem if Notepad++ location path contains Unicode characters.
  4. . Make shell extension context menu Unicode compliant.
  5. . Fix "Go to/Open in another instance" bug.
  6. . Process WM_IME_REQUEST message to support Windows IME.
  7. . Fix "Go to another view" translation coding error.
  8. . Adding search text on the top of combo box.
  9. . Fix Tidy installation problem for TextFX plugin.
  10. . Change the N++ recovery directory from c:\N++RECOV to %temp%\N++RECOV.
Notepad++ v5.1.2 comes out

2008-12-14 GMT


Notepad++ v5.1.2 fixed bugs (from v5.1.1) :

  1. . Fix localization (Japanese/Cyrillic/Hebrew...) display bug under Notepad++ Unicode version.
  2. . Fix Find in Files search in both Unicode/ANSI files.
  3. . Make Find in files thread-less to improve the performance and to avoid the crash.
  4. . Fix crash bug while loading File of User Defined Language.
  5. . Fix writing a key in registry while preference dialog launches
  6. . Fix crash in File Dialog if too many languages or extensions were added.
  7. . Fix memory leak when a file cannot be opened if it consumes too much memory.
  8. . Fix a vista issue : prevent Notepad++ save files to "virtual store" under vista.
  9. . Fusion 2 commands "activate main view" and "activate sub view" in "Focus the other view".
  10. . Fix close all files/app exit cancel bug.
  11. . Fix default button problem in Find in Files dialog.
  12. . Fix caret position moving problem after loading a session.
  13. . Fix bug when pasting to bookmarked lines in Unicode version.
Notepad++ v5.1.1 is available

2008-11-11 GMT


Notepad++ v5.1.1 fixed bugs (from v5.1) :

  1. . Fix Unicode version display Korean/Japanese language problem.
  2. . Fix bug : Open in new instance not allowing spaces in paths.
  3. . Fix "Global Styles" string incorrectly displayed in Unicode version.
  4. . Fix filters for open/save dialog not showing or incorrectly (showing 'L').
  5. . Fix calltip argument with 'L' leader character bug.
  6. . Fix tab control draw bug.
Notepad++ v5.1 Official Release is available

2008-10-25 GMT


In this release a crash bug due to the weird file creation/modification time is fixed. Some features and bugs are also added and fixed in this release. But the most important added feature is make Notepad++ version 5.1 a true Unicode-compliant application : Not only you can open a Unicode path file in Notepad++, but also you can use whichever localization file (nativeLang.xml) under whichever language environment (for w2k/xp/vista).

A new plugin DocShared is included in this release (in both ANSI and Unicode version). DocShared plugin (developped by Harry) allows multi-user to modify the same document in the real time via the network(collaborative editing). My favarite part is this brilliant plugin transforms Notepad++ from an text editor into a IM client, without inscription on any server side.

Another new included plugin deserved to be mentioned is NppAutoIndent (Harry again). It makes smart indent feature available in C style (c, c++, java, c#...) languages. Smart indent feature is ON by default in official distribution.

  1. packages are included in 5.1 OR : Unicode release and ANSI release.

ANSI version is released for those who work still under pre-historic win95/98/ME :) Sure you can always use the ANSI version under w2k/xp/vista if you don't need Unicode path support, however unicode release will be the main stream on the future versions (ie. The installer contains only Unicode version). All the plugins which are compatible with v5.0.3 will be compatible with ANSI release, but not with Unicode release. For the plugin authors, please refer to the note in Plugin forum to make plugin compatible with both Unicode/ANSI version : http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=2267876&forum_id=482781

Note that the Notepad++ installer won't remove the ANSI plugins for you, so if you update your old Notepad++ with installer, remove the ANSI plugins manually after the installation.

Notepad++ v5.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v5.0.3) :

  1. . Make Notepad++ Unicode-compliant application(Unicode path supported).
  2. . Fix crash issue due to the incoherent modification/creation date.
  3. . Enhance Find in files feature : launch in thread, stop as wish.
  4. . Add find/replace dialog memorize capacity.
  5. . Fix "find in all opened files" and "find in files" unicode text search bug.
  6. . Fix "replace" and "replace all" bug.
  7. . Fix tag match highlighting mismatched bug.
  8. . Make tag match highlighting on non html zone optional.
  9. . Fix cpu high consumption bug while document is cloned with smart highlighting and xml matched highlighting features activating.
  10. . Refine the Save/Open file directory settings (follow tab/last operation/user defined dir).
  11. . Add "Doc go to new instance" and "Doc open in new instance" features.
  12. . Move document to another instance of Notepad++ via drag and drop document tab.
  13. . Add new pluin notification NPPN_DOCACTIVATED and NPPN_LANGCHANGED.
  14. . Fix context menu incorrect setting crash bug.
  15. . Fix crash problem while typing Chinese character in ANSI CSS document under Chinese environment.
  16. . Fix a problem with Incremental search+UTF8 in win9x.
  17. . Fix the User defined language not working in Unicode version bug.
  18. . Fix bug with CPP lexer keyword list.
  19. . Fix auto-completion not woring for HTML, SQL and RC problem.
  20. . Fix html, sql and rc auto-completion bug.
  21. . Fix cancel to save file in Notepad++ can not stop system shutdown problem.
  22. . Fix bug with opening relative path files.
  23. . Fix bug with clearing read-only flag.
  24. . Fix wrap after save as bug.
  25. . Improve "reload from disk" behaviour.
  26. . Add option to only show the filename in the titlebar.
  27. . Add NPPM_[G/S]ET_BUFFERLANGTYPE, NPPM_[G/S]ET_BUFFERENCODING, NPPM_[G/S]ET_BUFFERFORMAT messages to access buffer properties.
  28. . Remove all the comic sans font (finally :) ).
Version 5.1 beta

2008-09-21 GMT


In this release a crash bug due to the weird file creation/modification time is fixed. Some features and bugs are also added and fixed in this release. But the most important added feature is make Notepad++ version 5.1 a true Unicode-compliant application : Not only you can open a Unicode path file in Notepad++, but also you can use whichever localization file (nativeLang.xml) under whichever language environment (for w2k/xp/vista).

  1. packages are included in 5.1 beta : Unicode release and ANSI release.

ANSI version is released for those who work still under pre-historic win95/98/ME :) Sure you can always use the ANSI version under w2k/xp/vista if you don't need Unicode path support, however unicode release will be the main stream on the future versions (ie. The installer will contain only Unicode version).

All the plugins which are compatible with v5.0.3 will be compatible with ANSI release, but not with Unicode release. For the plugin authors, please refer to the note in Plugin forum to make plugin compatible with both Unicode/ANSI version.

Even v5.1 beta is quite stable, it may still have some regressions. Please report the bugs you find here by precising your notepad++ release mode (ANSI or UNICODE), which is indicated in About dialog.

Here are Notepad++ v5.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v5.0.3) :

  1. . Make Notepad++ Unicode-compliant application(Unicode path supported).
  2. . Fix crash issue due to the incoherent modification/creation date.
  3. . Fix tag match highlighting mismatched bug.
  4. . Make tag match highlighting on non html zone optional.
  5. . Refine the Save/Open file directory settings (follow tab/last operation/user defined dir).
  6. . Add "Doc go to new instance" and "Doc open in new instance" features.
  7. . Add new plugin notification NPPN_DOCACTIVATED and NPPN_LANGCHANGED.
  8. . Fix context menu incorrect setting crash bug.
  9. . Fix a problem with Incremental search+UTF8 in win9x.
  10. . Fix bug with CPP lexer keyword list.

Version 5.0

Notepad++ v5.0.3 new release

2008-08-03 GMT


Notepad++ v5.0.3 in which a crash issue (find in files which contains a very long line) is fixed just came out.

Here are v5.0.3 fixed bugs and added features (from v5.0.2) :

  1. . Fix crash bug while processing find in all opened files/find in files in a file contains a very long line.
  2. . Fix the display problem in found results dialog while processing find in all opened files/find in files in a file contains a very long line.
  3. . Fix not remembering the history file setting "Don't check at launch time" option bug.
Notepad++ v5.0.2

2008-07-21 GMT


This release fix the critical crash issue while editing html/php/asp files :

Here's Notepad++ v5.0.2 fixed bugs and added features (from v5.0.1) :

  1. . Fix crash bug for tags match highlighting.
  2. . Fix the huge file makes notepad++ crash issue.
  3. . Fix adding item in the history file list while deleting file from Notepad++ bug.
  4. . Fix a bug that file detection options set are not saved due to doc monitor plugin.
  5. . Improve opening file performance.
  6. . Fix bug when closing file using close button.
Notepad++ v5.0.1 comes out

2008-07-14 GMT


This version fix some bugs discovered in v5.0, especially for tags match highlighter - it is more accurate. makefile for gcc is re-enabled thanks to Harry, so you can compiled Notepad++ v5.0.1 under minGW.

Here are Notepad++ v5.0.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v5) :

  1. . Fix tags match highlighter bug - more accurate.
  2. . Fix word completion doesn't display bug.
  3. . Fix word completion not in alphabet order.
  4. . Fix Notepad++ launch problem under WINE.
  5. . Fix crash issue due to timestamp problem.
  6. . Fix bug : Files not in recent list on exit and no session saved.
  7. . Fix bug : hide lines not working right when closing.
  8. . Re-enable gcc compiler environment (minGW).
  9. . Fix bug : Syntax highlighting is not applied after "Save as".

The auto-updater will be triggered in one week, if there's no critical bugs found.

Notepad++ v5 Official Release is available

2008-07-06 GMT


In order to make v5 deserve its version number, Harry and I work hard for this release.

These are main features added in v5 :

  • The performance of Notepad++ v5 is improved - especially on exit.
  • Function parameters calltip hint : in a modern IDE, it always comes together with auto-completion. In this version of Notepad++ calltip feature is implemented as extension of auto-completion. All the api files for auto-completion are now under xml format(with extension .xml).

Calltip is available for all the supported languages - you just need to add them(the php.xml is complete). Here is the tutorial for this now functionality : http://notepad-plus.wiki.sourceforge.net/Create_AutoComplete

  • Tags match highlight : it will be adored by html/xml guys. The colours can be configured in Styler Configurator dialog. Check Preference dialog to disable this feature (through I don't know why you want to do that).
  • Enhancement of adding item in context menu : All the plugin commands can be added into context menu. Furthermore adding context menu items in contextMenu.xml is easier in this version. Note that for the sake of backward compatibility, id attribute will still work on the future release.

A lot of other new features are added in v5 : bookmarked lines cut/copy/paste/delete operations, more items (caret, tab bar) are configurable, rename/delete current edited file...etc. I let you discover them yourself.

Notepad++ v5 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.9.2) :

  1. . Improve Notepad++ performance - on startup and on exit.
  2. . Add Calltip capacity.
  3. . Add HTML/XML tag match highlighting.
  4. . All the menu commands can be added in context menu, including plugins' commands, macros and user defined commands.
  5. . Add bookmarked lines operations : delete all marked lines, copy all marked lines into clipboard, cut all marked lines into clipboard, paste from clipboard to replace all marked lines content.
  6. . Add rename and delete current document features.
  7. . Fix crash bug : Open files with date pre-1970.
  8. . Fix clone mode bug : now the actions done in one view will be synchronized in the cloned view.
  9. . Add tooltips in document tab to display the full file name path.
  10. . Change hide lines behaviour : Hide lines now saved during switches.
  11. . Change file history list behaviour : Most recent closed file is on the top. Add number on list.
  12. . Caret width and blink rate are customizable.
  13. . Add asterisk in title bar if file is dirty.
  14. . The bookmarks' look & feel are improved.
  15. . Add "Select all" and "copy" context menu items in Find in files results window.
  16. . Fix goto line with command line bug.
  17. . Improve smart highlight / mark all / incremental search highlight all visibility
  18. . Tabbar's coulours is configurable via Stylers Configurator(Active tab Text, Inactive tab text, Inactive tab background, Active tab focused indicator and Active tab unfocused indicator).
  19. . Add the smart highlight file size limit - 1.5 MB in order to improve the performance.
  20. . Add exception handling (dumping filedata).
  21. . Fix go to line command line bug.
  22. . Enhance Find in files and Find in all opened files features' performance.
  23. . Fix dialog off screen problem under multi-monitor environment.
  24. . Add 2 plugin message for v5 : NPPM_GETFULLPATHFROMBUFFERID and NPPM_GETPOSFROMBUFFERID.
Notepad++ v5 beta has been released

2008-06-15 GMT


Notepad++ v5 Beta fixed bugs and added features (from v4.9.2) :

  1. . Improve Notepad++ performance - on startup and on exit.
  2. . Add Calltip capacity.
  3. . All the menu commands can be added in context menu, including plugins' commands, macros and user defined commands.
  4. . Add bookmarked lines operations : delete all marked lines, copy all marked lines into clipboard, cut all marked lines into clipboard, paste from clipboard to replace all marked lines content.
  5. . Fix crash bug : Open files with date pre-1970.
  6. . Fix clone mode bug : now the actions done in one view will be synchronized in the cloned view.
  7. . Add tooltips in document tab to display the full file name path.
  8. . Change hide lines behaviour : Hide lines now saved during switches.
  9. . Change file history list behaviour : Most recent closed file is on the top. Add number on list.
  10. . Caret width and blink rate are customizable.
  11. . Add asterisk in title bar if file is dirty.
  12. . The bookmarks' look & feel are improved.
  13. . Add "Select all" and "copy" context menu items in Find in files results window.
  14. . Fix goto line with command line bug.
  15. . Improve smart highlight / mark all / incremental search highlight all visibility
  16. . Tabbar's coulours is configurable via Stylers Configurator(Active tab Text, Inactive tab text, Inactive tab background, Active tab focused indicator and Active tab unfocused indicator).
  17. . Add the smart highlight file size limit - 1.5 MB in order to improve the performance.
  18. . Add exception handling (dumping filedata).
  19. . Fix go to line command line bug.
  20. . Enhance Find in files and Find in all opened files features' performance.
  21. . Fix dialog off screen problem under multi-monitor environment.

Version 4 seies

Version 4.9

Notepad++ v4.9.2 has been released

2008-05-11 GMT


This version is based on v4.9.1 : 2 regressions (folding state and x offset position while switching back to the document) are fixed; a new feature "Save a Copy as" is added.

Notepad++ v4.9.1 released 2008-05-04 GMT

In this release, Find in files result display regression is fixed. A smart highlight bug (while a word contains a accent character) is fixed as well.

Notepad++ v4.9 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.8.5) :

2008-05-01 GMT


  1. . Add smart highlighting feature (double click a word to highlight all the same word in the document).
  2. . Enhance visual effect of Mark all feature.
  3. . Enhance Incremental search dialog docking.
  4. . Enhance Incremental search : add Highlight all feature.
  5. . Add auto-hide menu feature (IE7 style menu - Alt or F10 to toggle)
  6. . Enhance tool bar GUI usability (display a chevron while some tool icons hidden).
  7. . Add style transparency feature, right click on color to enable.
  8. . Fix the files not opening by DnD bug.
  9. . Enhance Find Replace dialog : Add "Extended" option - search (and replace) for tabs(\t), newline(\n\r), and a characters by it's value (\o, \x, \b, \d, \t, \n, \r and \\).
  10. . Bug fixed : Find dialog always scrolls text into view now.
  11. . Add places bar in save as dialog
  12. . Fix non-recognized relative path bug in command line mode (under Dos prompt).
  13. . Add 2 messages for doc monitor plugin.
  14. . Fix the transparency bug (in Styler Configurator).
  15. . Make search in hidden directory (for Find in files) optional.
  16. . Fix the replace bug while replacing nothing.
  17. . Fix the F3 searching direction bug.
Notepad++ v4.8.5 Release Candidate

2008-04-06 GMT


In this version some crash bugs are fixed, and 2 included plugins are enhanced : Doc monitor and MIME Tools. Doc monitor plugin allows user to keep opened documents update silently, by scrolling at the end of document automatically. In MIME Tools plugin, the old base64 encoding/decoding functions are kept, the new quoted-printable encoding/decoding functions are added.

Notepad++ v4.8.5 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.8.2) :

  1. . Fix crash bug while a "New 2" is in session.xml.
  2. . Fix the Drag N Drop text bug between 2 views.
  3. . Fix the annoying acrobat reader dialog problem.
  4. . Fix the bug that the first new document encoding is not set as the setting in "New Document settings".
  5. . Fix crash bug while running the command "Close All But Me" in some context.
  6. . Add scroll to end line feature after document reloading from disk.
  7. . Enhance checking modification from outside feature.
New release 4.8.2 - unicode input fixed

2008-03-09 GMT


This release contains several bugs fixed of v4.8.1, especially the unicode input bug , thanks to Harry B.

In the version 4.8.2, the HexEditor plugin is removed by installer due to its incomparability with the updated Scintilla component (v1.75).

Notepad++ v4.8.2 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.8.1) :

  1. . Fix unicode input problem for non-western language.
  2. . Add the capacity (behaviour) of keeping line highlighting even when Notepad++ loss its focus.
  3. . Fix missing fonts problem in font list of Stylers configurator.
  4. . Fix the hot key problem : make Alt+f+s work again.
  5. . Fix the hardware problem : make keyboard commands (such as "e-mail", "calculator",

"sound", ...) works again.

Notepad++ v4.8.1

2008-03-03 GMT


Due to several critical issue in v4.8 OR, Notepad++ v4.8.1 is released :

The blue screen/reboot problem is due to vista manifest file in GUP, the auto-updater used by Notepad++ (see : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/921337 ), the manifest file is removed from GUP in order to remedy this problem. As well, the auto-updater won't check update for vista users in this version. Users can launch auto-updater manually.

Shortcut Shift+Del, Shift+Ins and Ctrl+Ins are back in this version. However there's always input problem for non-ainsi characters (for example, Cyrillic characters). It's sue that this bug is related with updating to Scintilla 1.75 from 1.73. I don't find out yet why and how. Please let me know if you identify the problem. For the Cyrillic users, please stick with v4.7.5 until this problem is solved in the next version.

Notepad++ v4.8.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.7.5) :

  1. . Enhance Shortcut Mapper - all the commands (including plugins commands) can be assigned to a shortcut, even for the unmapped ones.
  2. . Upgrade Scintilla from v1.73 to v1.75
  3. . Add multi-line and vertical capacity for tab bar.
  4. . Add launch "as notepad" style feature (detection of asNotepad.xml, then launch notepad++ with -multiInst -nosession -notabbar options).
  5. . Add detection mouse wheel on the different view feature : User can scroll edit view when mouse on it, it's not necessary to set edit view as current view to scroll it.
  6. . Add clicking middle mouse button click to set current view feature : make clicked edit view be focused, but the cursor position does not change.
  7. . Add mouse wheel horizontal scroll feature (vista only).
  8. . Add mouse browsing (forward/back for switching to next/previous document) feature.
  9. . Make orange indicator on the top of tab lighter when the view loss the focus.
  10. . Add new look and feel of Docking container.
  11. . Fix word-completion crash bug while the word to complete exceeds 256 characters.
  12. . Fix full screen mode bug : can not switch applications by using Alt+TAB in full screen mode.
  13. . Fix Preference crash bug.
  14. . Add the utf8->ansi / ansi->utf8 conversion feature.
  15. . Add Go to offset feature (in Go To Line dialog).
  16. . Fix folding bugs while deleting the begin/end folding keywords.
  17. . Fix position restored bug : Wrap position is restored correctly while switching back document.
  18. . Fix locking current directory behaviour : Restore Notepad++ directory as working directory with no open files.
  19. . Fix the multi-line tab height display problem while adding/removing the document.
  20. . Enhance the auto-completion feature : user can define the number of characters to trigger auto-completion popup window.
  21. . Change the horizontal scroll behaviour from dynamic one to static one.
  22. . Fix the bug that cannot save file(s) if application closed while minimized.
Notepad++ v4.8 released
Notepad++ v4.8 RC is available

2008-02-17 GMT


The official 4.8 version will be released in 4 days, if there's no critical bug found.

This version includes a lot bug fixed/new features/enhancement, just check the list below : Notepad++ v4.8 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.7.5) :

  1. . Enhance Shortcut Mapper - all the commands (including plugins commands) can be assigned to a shortcut, even for the unmapped ones.
  2. . Upgrade Scintilla from v1.73 to v1.75
  3. . Add multi-line and vertical capacity for tab bar.
  4. . Add launch "as notepad" style feature (detection of asNotepad.xml, then launch notepad++ with -multiInst -nosession -notabbar options).
  5. . Add detection mouse wheel on the different view feature : User can scroll edit view when mouse on it, it's not necessary to set edit view as current view to scroll it.
  6. . Add clicking middle mouse button click to set current view feature : make clicked edit view be focused, but the cursor position does not change.
  7. . Add mouse wheel horizontal scroll feature (vista only).
  8. . Add mouse browsing (forward/back for switching to next/previous document) feature.
  9. . Make orange indicator on the top of tab lighter when the view loss the focus.
  10. . Add new look and feel of Docking container.
  11. . Fix word-completion crash bug while the word to complete exceeds 256 characters.
  12. . Fix full screen mode bug : can not switch applications by using Alt+TAB in full screen mode.
  13. . Fix Preference crash bug.
  14. . Add the utf8->ansi / ansi->utf8 conversion feature.
  15. . Add Go to offset feature (in Go To Line dialog).
  16. . Fix folding bugs while deleting the begin/end folding keywords.
  17. . Fix position restored bug : Wrap position is restored correctly while switching back document.
  18. . Fix locking current directory behaviour : Restore Notepad++ directory as working directory with no open files.
  19. . Fix the multi-line tab height display problem while adding/removing the document.

Version 4.7

Notepad++ v4.7.5

2008-01-14 GMT


Sorry for bothering you with the new releases - some of you might think that I'm enjoying to release :)

Due to the installer problem, I redo this release and increase its version number. I take the chance to fix a bug : thanx to Garthex's patch, the invisible tab issue while closing tab is fixed.

Here are Notepad++ v4.7.5 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.7.3) :

  1. . Fix invisible tabs bug while closing.
  2. . Fix the horizon scroll bar flicker bug.
  3. . Fix the full screen (F11) bug regarding multi-display issue
  4. . Explorer context menu is available under xp 64 bits et vista 64 bits.
  5. . Add YAML language.
  6. . Fix the crash issue of window dialog while clicking Sort button without selected item.
  7. . Enhance Sort feature GUI part - Enable Sort button only after clicking on the column tab; Disable Sort button after sorting.
v4.7.4 - final version of v4.7.x

2008-01-14 GMT


In order to make a final stable/no regression v4.7.x, Notepad++ v4.7.4 comes out so I can finally make updater point to this new release.

This release (installer) contains Explorer context menu for 64 bits system. As well, YAML language is supported. (For those who use the zip version, download here : http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/download.php )

As usual, please notify here if you find critical issue.

Notepad++ v4.7.4 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.7.4) :

  1. . Fix the horizon scroll bar flicker bug.
  2. . Fix the full screen (F11) bug regarding multi-display issue
  3. . Explorer context menu is available under xp 64 bits et vista 64 bits.
  4. . Add YAML language.
  5. . Fix the crash issue of window dialog while clicking Sort button without selected item.
  6. . Enhance Sort feature GUI part - Enable Sort button only after clicking on the column tab; Disable Sort button after sorting.
Notepad++ v4.7.3 is released

2008-01-07 GMT


This release should be the final release of v4.7.X.

The differences between the v4.7.2 and v.4.7.3 are :

  1. . The installer is enhanced.
  2. . Fix horizontal scroll bug regarding the folding issue.
  3. . Add a new behaviour that click on active tab of inactive view will make the inactive view as current view.
  4. . FTP_synchronize is updated.
Notepad++ v4.7.2 is released

2008-01-0.


Notepad++ v4.7.2 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.6) :

  1. . Make the "recovery system" for 3 mandatory xml files (config.xml, langs.xml and stylers.xml) to prevent the fail loading due to the corrupted files.
  2. . Extend plugin capacity - add the Scintilla external lexer capacity.
  3. . Add the ability to hide the tab bar with "-notabbar" flag in command line (ie. Notepad style).
  4. . Column selection is remembered now while switching among the files. As well this settings will be stored in the next session.
  5. . Add 2 Commends (beside Toggle Comment) Comment (Ctrl+K) and Uncomment (Ctrl+Shift+K).
  6. . Change "UTF8 without BOM" menu item behaviour.
  7. . Fix the hiding bug while launch time because of change of environment from duel monitors to mono monitor.
  8. . Remove vista UAC warning for GUP. Add "Update Notepad++" menu item.
  9. . Add NPPM_HIDETABBAR and NPPM_ISTABBARHIDE plugins messages.
  10. . Add NPPM_GETNPPVERSION message for plugin system.
  11. . Enhance the horizontal scroll feature.
  12. . Change Find in files behaviour : all the hidden directory won't be searched (for example : .svn).
  13. . Add build date-time in about box.
  14. . Fix a bug where a file with 2 or more consecutive spaces gives problems with sessions and history.
  15. . Fixe the problem where opening a file when in save as dialog saves the wrong file.
  16. . Add "Clean Recent File List" menu command.
  17. . Enhance full screen feature (F11).
Notepad++ v4.7.1 is released

2008-01-02 GMT


Notepad++ v4.7.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.6) :

  1. . Make the "recovery system" for 3 mandatory xml files (config.xml, langs.xml and stylers.xml) to prevent the fail loading due to the corrupted files.
  2. . Extend plugin capacity - add the Scintilla external lexer capacity.
  3. . Add the ability to hide the tab bar with "-notabbar" flag in command line (ie. Notepad style).
  4. . Column selection is remembered now while switching among the files. As well this settings will be stored in the next session.
  5. . Add 2 Commends (beside Toggle Comment) Comment (Ctrl+K) and Uncomment (Ctrl+Shift+K).
  6. . Change "UTF8 without BOM" menu item behaviour.
  7. . Fix the hiding bug while launch time because of change of environment from duel monitors to mono monitor.
  8. . Remove vista UAC warning for GUP. Add "Update Notepad++" menu item.
  9. . Add NPPM_HIDETABBAR and NPPM_ISTABBARHIDE plugins messages.
  10. . Add NPPM_GETNPPVERSION message for plugin system.
  11. . Enhance the horizontal scroll feature.
  12. . Change Find in files behaviour : all the hidden directory won't be searched (for example : .svn).
  13. . Add build date-time in about box.
  14. . Fix a bug where a file with 2 or more consecutive spaces gives problems with sessions and history.
  15. . Fixe the problem where opening a file when in save as dialog saves the wrong file.
  16. . Add "Clean Recent File List" menu command.
Notepad++ 2008 release - v4.7

2008-01-01 GMT


Happy new year guys.

This version is more robust thanks to the new recovery system to prevent the fail loading due to the corrupted xml files. As well, besides the User Language Define System, the new language (Scintilla external lexer) can be added in Notepad++ under the plugin form. For those who don't like tabbed document interface, "-notabbar" argument can be added in a shortcut or a command line to launch Notepad++ without tab. This new release includes 2 very demanded plugins : FTP_Synchronize and NppExport plugin. FTP_Synchronize let you edit a remoted file directly in Notepad++. It uploads modified file while you save it in Notepad++. NppExport is a true WYSIWYG exporter. It allows you not only to save your source code as a html/rtf file, but also to copy your source code in the clipboard in RTF/HTML format, so you can paste it into your word processor (MS Word, Abiword, openoffice.org Writer) to get the same visual effect.

Here are v4.7 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.6) :

  1. . Make the "recovery system" for 3 mandatory xml files (config.xml, langs.xml and stylers.xml) to prevent the fail loading due to the corrupted files.
  2. . Extend plugin capacity - add the Scintilla external lexer capacity.
  3. . Add the ability to hide the tab bar with "-notabbar" flag in command line (ie. Notepad style).
  4. . Column selection is remembered now while switching among the files. As well this settings will be stored in the next session.
  5. . Add 2 Commends (beside Toggle Comment) Comment (Ctrl+K) and Uncomment (Ctrl+Shift+K).
  6. . Change "UTF8 without BOM" menu item behaviour.
  7. . Fix the hiding bug while launch time because of change of environment from duel monitors to mono monitor.
  8. . Remove vista UAC warning for GUP. Add "Update Notepad++" menu item.
  9. . Add NPPM_HIDETABBAR and NPPM_ISTABBARHIDE plugins messages.
  10. . Add NPPM_GETNPPVERSION message for plugin system.
  11. . Enhance the horizontal scroll feature.
  12. . Change Find in files behaviour : all the hidden directory won't be searched (for example : .svn).
  13. . Add build date-time in about box.
  14. . Fix a bug where a file with 2 or more consecutive spaces gives problems with sessions and history.
  15. . Fix the problem where opening a file when in save as dialog saves the wrong file.

Version 4.6

Notepad++ v4.6 just came out

2007-11-22 GMT


Notepad++ v4.6 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.5) :

  1. . Add Notepad++ self-update capacity (optional).
  2. . Fix save file dialog crash issue.
  3. . Fix the crash issue while the length of config.xml is zero.
  4. . Change the behaviour : When file is deleted from outside and switch back to Notepad++, user will be asked if he want to keep this file. If he answer yes, he will not be asked in the next time.
  5. . Change Window title from "Notepad++ - file path" to "file path - Notepad++"
  6. . Fix Run dialog bug: the executable file won't be executed even it is between the double quot.
  7. . Add open relative file path from command line feature.
  8. . Fix the crash issue when open a file which does not exist anymore from RFL (if its path exceed certain length).
  9. . Fix the bug that the title doesn't be updated while file status changed and updated.

Version 4.5

Notepad++ v4.5 just came out

2007-10-25 GMT


The "auto add extension" behaviour in save dialog implemented in v4.4 has a back-draw. It does not allow users to save files with the extensions they want. This behaviour is tuned up in this version as following :

  1. . The filter *.* don't change the extension at all, whatever users type.
  2. . The file save dialog will be launched with the filter *.* set as default. So user can add any customized extension.
  3. . Choose other filters will change extension of file automatically.

For example, a file name "toto.php" will be changed to "toto.txt" if the filter Normal Text "*.txt" is chosen. It's a better compromise IMO for the ones who need the "auto add extension" feature and those who don't.

Another implemented feature in this version is to associate a session extension to Notepad++, so that when Notepad++ opens such file, the session (a set of files) will be opened but not session file itself. Once users define their session file extension (in Preference dialog->MISC), a session can be opened not only via File load session command, but also via whichever way.

Notepad++ v4.5 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.4) :

  1. . Fix crash issue while the launch the session file which contains the same file in 2 views (clone mode).
  2. . Add the session file extension association feature.
  3. . Enhance the read/write config.xml to avoid crash.
  4. . Add new -ro and -noSession command line parameters.
  5. . Fix Russian display problem in the shortcut mapper.
  6. . Fix NPPN_SHUTDOWN notification bug.
  7. . Add NPPM_ACTIVATEDOCMENU message.

Version 4.4

Notepad++ v4.4 is realesed

2007-10-14 GMT


Notepad++ v4.4 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.3) :

  1. . Add auto-add extension feature in file save dialog.
  2. . Fix crash issue while file is deleted outside (answer NO to popup dialog to not keep) and the silence update option is on.
  3. . Add Session Restore with Sub-View Settings feature.
  4. . Fix the Notepad++ getting focus problem while find dialog is activated.
  5. . Fix unwanted selection after popup dialog (keep file) when the file opened is deleted.
  6. . Add NPPN_FILEBEFOREOPENED, NPPN_FILECLOSED, NPPN_FILESAVED, NPPN_FILEBEFORESAVE and NPPN_SHUTDOWN plugin notifications.

Version 4.3

Notepad++ v4.3 is released

2007-09-23 GMT


Notepad++ v4.3 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.2.2) :

  1. . Fix the crash bug due to the corrupted configuration file (config.xml and session.xml).
  2. . Fix the crash bug while the shortcut command is absent in shortcut.xml.
  3. . Fix the file status auto-detection bug : a unwanted selection after a pop-up dialog.
  4. . Enhance Styler Configurator : the visual effect is updated immediately while the setting is changing.
  5. . Add Global override feature (in Styler Configurator).
  6. . Fix the bold/italic/underline refresh problem in Stylers Configurator for Scintilla component.
  7. . Add hide lines feature (Menu : View->Hide lines).
  8. . Add new capacity (optional setting in Preferences dialog : Backup/Auto-completion tab) to trigger Auto-Completion(Function Completion or Word completion) automatically .
  9. . The set languages in session are remembered now.
  10. . Fix the Move down current line bug.
  11. . Add the start up with no plugins feature (command line : notepad++ -noPlugins).
  12. . Fix the display file type bug on the status bar while switching between the files.

Version 4.2

Notepad++ v4.2.2 is available

2007-08-15 GMT


In this release, the file filters in Find in files dialog is added when Ctrl+Shift+F is triggered.

Another gadget (thank Bob) is added : Find dialog's transparency on lose focus.

Version 4.1

Notepad++ v4.1.2 is available

2007-05-21 GMT


v4.1.2 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.1.1) :

  1. . Fix crash problem of updating v4.1.1 from v3.9 (or previous version).
  2. . Fix the bug of the settings "Remember the last operation directory" : this parameter is remembered by acrossing the sessions.
  3. . Fix Ruby source file buffer overflow bug.
  4. . Increase User Define Language keywords buffers from 1024*20 to 1024*30 characters.
  5. . Increase the buffer of Extension defined by user from 20 to 256 characters in Style Configurator.
  6. . Fix the bug of user defined keywords field in Styler configurator.
  7. . Add URL "Notepad++ Home", "Notepad++ Project Page", "Online help" and "Forum" into menu.
Notepad++ v4.1.1 is available

2007-05-14 GMT


v4.1.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.1) :

  1. . Fix the unnecessary memory consuming (not memory leak) while find in files operation.
  2. . Enhance Find in files feature : Insert the default value to filters and Directory fields automatically while launch or switch to Find in file dialog.
  3. . Fix the crash bug while double click on find in files result.
  4. . Link clickable feature is optional (in Preferences->MISC).
  5. . Fix crash problem while search in all opened file in multi-view mode.
  6. . Fix Close button misplaced problem in Find dialog.
  7. . Change the plugin behaviour : different users can have different sets of plugins, besides the basic set. Notepad++ will load the plugins from %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ directory, in the case of absence of "doLocalConf.xml".
Notepad++ v4.1 is released

2007-05-02 GMT


Notepad++ v4.1 is released. In this version not only the interface of Find in files dialog is improved distinctly, but find, replace and find in files dialogs are now 3 in 1. The version 1.73 of Scintilla include the CMake lexer. And just by chance, I worked a lot with CMake recently at my work, so I updated Scintilla from v1.71 to v1.73, and supports the language of CMake. CMakeLists.txt is also available for the source code of Notepad++ (in "src" directory). It's tested only with the generation of VC project file, but not with the generation of MinGW makefile. Another new feature is the clickable http URL. It's quite a gadget, but I like it.

  1. new plugins are added in this release : SpellChecker, NppExec and QuickText. SpellChecker help you to corect the tipos in your document. You should have aspell instaled to make it work. With NppExec plugin you can execute your commands or saved scripts without leaving Notepad++. It makes you triple your productivity! QuickText is a snippet manager. Once you define all your snippet in you beloved language, type the macro keyword then Ctrl+Enter - I can hear you say "wow".

v4.1 fixed bugs and added features (from v4.0.2) :

  1. . Fix the crash issue while saving settings on quit.
  2. . Fix the crash issue while using the command line with one launched Notepad++ instance.
  3. . Enhance Find in files feature :

a. Improve Find in files user interface (more intuitive). b. The search result (also for find in all opened files) is docked on the bottom of Notepad++. c. Recursive search is optional. d. Search result is collapsable by file. e. User defined keywords for search result.

  1. . Add tabbing interface in Find dialog : Find/Replace/Find in files
  2. . Add clickable URL http link feature (double click to trigger).
  3. . Add cmake language support.
  4. . Add mark all without launching Find dialog (Ctrl+M).
  5. . Fix the ROFL (Recent Opened File List) bug : try to open a non-existing file from ROFL, the full file path doesn't be removed from ROFL.
  6. . Enhance the backup feature : in verbose mode, the file will be backed up in .\nppBackup directory.
  7. . Update Scintilla component to v1.73
Notepad++ v4.1 Release Candidate is available

2007-04-24 GMT


The v4.1 official release will be ready on the 29th April (Paris time), if there's no critical bug found.

Change log :

  1. . Fix the crash issue while saving settings on quit.
  2. . Fix the crash issue while using the command line with one launched Notepad++ instance.
  3. . Enhance Find in files feature :

a. Improve Find in files user interface (more intuitive). b. The search result (also for find in all opened files) is docked on the bottom of Notepad++. c. Recursive search is optional. d. Search result is collapsable by file. e. User defined keywords for search result.

  1. . Add tabbing interface in Find dialog : Find/Replace/Find in files.
  2. . Add clickable URL http link feature (double click to trigger).
  3. . Add cmake language support.
  4. . Update Scintilla component to v1.73.

Version 4.0

Notepad++ v4.0.2 is released

2007-02-13 GMT


v4.0.2 fixed bugs (from v4.0.1) :

  1. . Fix the crash issue regarding the docking feature.
  2. . Fix the crash issue for Find in files feature.
  3. . Fix the crash issue while pressing close button in Windows dialog (menu "Window->windows...").
  4. . Fix the bug that the docked dialog can not be resized by dragging splitter under w98.
Notepad++ v4.0.1 released

2007-02-04 GMT


The version 4.0 is not a stable release, that's reason of this release of version 4.0.1 : However, this release doesn't fix all the critical bugs regarding the docking feature, I'll do v4.0.2 RC ASAP.

v4.0.1 fixed bugs (from v4.0) :

  1. . Fix the crash issue of opening of file name length > 63.
  2. . Fix the crash issue under w98.
  3. . Fix the shortcut name bug in shortcut mapper.
  4. . Fix ASP syntax highlighting problem.
  5. . Fix 2 context menu items issue after the installation by installer.
  6. . Enhance the NSIS language support.
Notepad++ v4.0 is released

2007-01-29 GMT


This version comes with docking capacity for the plugin dialogs (if the plugin supports this feature) on the 4 sides (left, right, top and bottom) of Notepad++. Furthermore, all the shortcuts of plugin commands can be modified now via shortcut mapper. As well, two more languages are supported by v4.0 : Haskell and InnoSetup. Lastly, Scintilla is upgraded to version 1.71 in Notepad++ v4.0.

I make a point of thanking Jens, Vitaliy and Chris for their help to finalize the 4.0 release.

v4.0 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.9) :

  1. . Fix the crash issue.
  2. . Add Docking feature for plugin dialogs.
  3. . Fix the bug that current "open" and "save as" directory are unchanged with the shortcut Ctrl+Tab.
  4. . Fix the bug that the new added languages in v3.9 can not be hidden from the language menu.
  5. . Fix the volatile search direction bug.
  6. . Fix the Tab display problem.
  7. . Add Haskell, InnoSetup languages support.
  8. . Add the option to open/save files in the last operation directory.
  9. . Enhance Document switcher (MRU and switch crossing view abilities).
  10. . Fix "Find Next" unicode bug for Find Replace Dialog.
  11. . Support Unicode in displayed result of Find in files & Find in all opened files.
  12. . Add Reload from disk feature.
  13. . Fix bug : quite (close or restart Windows) without prompt to save.
  14. . All the shortcuts of plugins commands are customizable via the shortcut mapper.
Notepad++ v4.0 RC is available

2007-01-06 GMT


Happy New Year.

Thanks to Jens, this version comes with docking capacity. It means you can dock any plugin dialog (if the plugin supports this feature) on the 4 sides (left, right, top and bottom) of Notepad++. Furthermore, you can have several plugin dialogs on one side, switch from one to another by clicking the tab. There're more features to be discovered, so just play arround with it.

v4.0 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.9) :

  1. . Fix the crash issue.
  2. . Add Docking feature for plugin dialogs.
  3. . Fix the bug that current "open" and "save as" directory are inchanged with the shortcut Ctrl+Tab.
  4. . Fix the bug that the new added languages in v3.9 can not be hidden from the language menu.
  5. . Fix the volatile search direction bug.
  6. . Fix the Tab display problem.
  7. . Add Haskell language support.
  8. . Add the option to open/save files in the last operation directory (see in Preferences dialog).
  9. . Enhance Document switcher (MRU and switch crossing view abilities)
  10. . Fix "Find Next" unicode bug for Find Replce Dialog.
  11. . Support Unicode in displayed result of Find in files & Find in all opened files.
  12. . Add Reload from disk feature.
  13. . Update Scintilla component to 1.71

The official 4.0 release is planned in about one week, if there's no critical bug found.

Version 3 series

There are no patch version prior to 4.0.

v3.9 official release

2006-10-04 GMT


This release *steals* some nice featurs of Opera : The close button on each tab and the document switcher (Ctrl+Tab or Mouse Right Click + Mouse Wheel). There're so many demands for the close button on each tab, so I did it. Whereas the document switcher, it's cool and I like it.

I worked hard to have these 2 features (and thank a lot to Jens for his help), so enjoy them and don't complain if there's any bug :)

Here're v3.9 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.8) :

  1. . Remember the bookmarks, zoom level and visibilities of white space/EOL characters in each saved session.
  2. . Add the capacity to clear read only attribute.
  3. . Fix the reload bug for read-only file.
  4. . Add the capacity to write the files which have the system attribute.
  5. . Backup file on each save (optional : verbose mode & normal mode).
  6. . Add the close button for each tab like Opera (optional).
  7. . Add double click on tab to close document feature (optional).
  8. . Add word completion (Alt+Space) feature.
  9. . Fix the line number margin display bug.
  10. . Add Opera style task list tab switcher (Ctrl+Tab or Mouse Right Click + Mouse Wheel). 11. Add Ada, Caml, AutoIt, KixTart, Matlab, Verilog language support.
  11. . Add TeX folding support.
  12. . Maitaining of identation is now optional (On by default);

Notepad++ v3.8 Released

2006-07-23 GMT


v3.8 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.7) :

  1. . Restore the F3 old behaviour of v3.6 (search non-volatile). Change search volatile behaviour in Ctrl-F3.
  2. . Add run macro multiple times feature.
  3. . Enhance macro undo/redo feature.
  4. . Memorize the position of each file while saving the session.
  5. . Add feature which creates a new file if file to open does not exist (from command line).
  6. . Bug fixed : crash while NPP minimized & open file from explorer context menu.
  7. . Bug fixed : User Defined Dialog's crash problem
  8. . Change system tray icon behaviour : One Click to show notepad++ windows.
  9. . Add Block comment/uncomment and Stream comment feature for User define language.
  10. . Fix Macro recording bug : paste command is recorded 2 times.

Notepad++ v3.8 Release Candidate

2006-07-18 GMT


Here's the change log : v3.8 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.7) :

  1. . Restore the F3 old behaviour of v3.6 (search non-volatile). Change search volatile behaviour in Ctrl-F3.
  2. . Add run macro multiple times feature.
  3. . Enhance macro undo/redo feature.
  4. . Memorize the position of each file while saving the session.
  5. . Add feature which creates a new file if file to open does not exist (from command line).
  6. . Bug fixed : crash while NPP minimized & open file from explorer context menu.
  7. . Bug fixed : User Defined Dialog's crash problem
  8. . Change system tray icon behaviour : One Click to show notepad++ windows.

Notepad++ v3.7 Release

2006-06-19 GMT


Here's the annonce of Notepad++ v3.7 release. It's a little late but better than never :

The main point of v3.7 is fix the Unicode bugs. There're interesting adding features either, especially HexEditor plugin, made by Jens Lorenz.

v3.7 new features and fixed bugs :

  1. . Fix UCS2 LE bug.
  2. . Fix search/replace in UTF-8 file problem.
  3. . Fix the bug to paste the EOL which is not conforme to destination document.
  4. . Add the auto-expansion capacity (reacting on the cursor position) for search feature (Ctrl+F / Ctrl+Alt+I).
  5. . Add the window (document) list feature.
  6. . Add updating file silently feature (to enable it via Preference Dialog).
  7. . Add CURRENT_WORD and NPP_DIRECTORY in environment variables.
  8. . Fix the bug for New document setting.

Notepad++ v3.6 is Released

2006-05-14 GMT


The Major added features in v3.6 are Preferece Dialog (which centralizes some settings in a dialog) and print settings (in the Preferece Dialog). You can customize the printing option and print *almost* all you want.

This version include also the explorer plugin (made by Jens) which may be useful for you.

Here're the detail of v3.6 new features and fixed bugs :

  1. . Add Preference Dialog.
  2. . Add the customizable default settings for new document - Format/Encoding/Language(in Preference Dialog).
  3. . Add the customizable feature (hide or display item) for the Language Menu (in Preference Dialog).
  4. . Fix the print bug of continued background colour on footer and header.
  5. . Add 2 environment variables for Run Dialog : $(NAME_PART) and $(EXT_PART), and 3 environment variables for printing feature.
  6. . Make printing parameters customizable : colour, marges, headers and footers.
  7. . Fix the search with match case bug for non latin-1.

Notepad++ v3.5 is released

2006-03-03 GMT


This release responds some of most demanded requests for the GUI similar with Firefox, such as the upper-right corner button to close the current document and the incremental search (Ctrl+Alt+I). If you're the firefox user like me, you'll find this version is more friendly.

v3.5 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.4) :

  1. . Double click on blank area to have a new document (Firefox behaviour).
  2. . Add "Set current document read only" command.
  3. . Fix the behaviour to hold the directory of closed file as current working directory.
  4. . Add "copy file name/full path/current directory to clipboard" feature.
  5. . Add an X button on upper right corner to close the current document.
  6. . Add the "incremental search" feature (Ctrl+Alt+I).
  7. . New toolbar feel & look (For the standard icons).

Notepad++ v3.4 Released

2005-12-30 GMT


v3.4 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.3) :

  1. . Auto-detect the UTF-8 files without BOM.
  2. . Add synchronized (vertical and/or horizontal) scrolling feature in multi-view mode.
  3. . Add several keys (cut/copy/paste, undo/redo...) in the shortcut mapper.
  4. . Opening a file with relative path from command line is supported.
  5. . Fix the clear the "Style found token" problem (Find/Replace Dialog) in normal text mode.
  6. . Fix UPPERCASE and lowercase bug under Windows 95/98.
  7. . Enhance HOME/END key in Wrap text mode.
  8. . Add Always on top feature.

Notepad++ v3.4 Release Candidate

2005-12-21 GMT


The major changes :

  1. . Auto-detect the UTF-8 files without BOM.
  2. . Add synchronized (vertical and/or horizontal) scrolling feature in multi-view mode.
  3. . Add several keys (cut/copy/paste, undo/redo...) in the shortcut mapper.
  4. . Opening a file with relative path from command line is supported.
  5. . Fix the clear the "Style found token" problem (Find/Replace Dialog) in normal text mode.
  6. . Fix UPPERCASE and lowercase bug under Windows 95/98.
  7. . Enhance HOME/END key in Wrap text mode.

Notepad++ v3.3 Released

2005-11-12 GMT


The v3.3 is available finally. I worked a lot on Installer to integrate the xmlUpdater. So if you want to update your Notepad++, DON'T un-install the previous version. Just launch Installer v3.3 should be fine.

Also this version allows the plugins to have their own shortcuts. You can see and try in the plugin NPPTextFX and FunctionList which are included in the new release.

v3.3 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.2) :

  1. . Add the capacity to keep all the configuration files in Notepad++ installed location.
  2. . Add shortcut Alt+F4 to menu item "Exit", user can resign the shortcut he/she want to it.
  3. . Add shortcut Ctrl+Alt+S to menu item "Save AS".
  4. . Add a button in Find/Replace Dialog to switch between Find Dialog and Replace Dialog.
  5. . Support heredoc for php.
  6. . Fix the memory leak bug while closing the document
  7. . Improve the functionalities of "to upper case" and "to lower case".
  8. . Support TCL, Assembler, Ruby, Lisp, Scheme, Properties, Diff, Smalltalk, Postscript and VHDL languages.
  9. . Add customizable styles for line number margin and fold margin.
  10. . The shortcut (hot key) assignment for plugin command is supported.

Notepad++ v3.2 Released

2005-09-03 GMT


v3.2 new features and fixed bugs (from v3.1) :

  1. . Change the behaviour for nativeLang.xml : nativeLang.xml which in the application directoy will be loaded as the absence of %AppData%\Notepad++\nativeLang.xml.
  2. . Support XP visual style.
  3. . Fix replace all + direction up bug.
  4. . Fix the bug that scrolls down one line as launching Notepad++ to open a file (double click).
  5. . Fix the view shift bug while switching back (finally!!!).
  6. . Fix the bug of failing to open the files (by using context menu or double click) with some "special" file names.
  7. . Add "open the last session's files" feature (optional).
  8. . Support the project file (save session and load session)
  9. . Change the interface of Styler Configurator.
  10. . Fix the bug that open muli-instance of Notepad++ while opening several files at the first launch.
  11. . The extensions of User Defined Languages can override the ones of supported languages now.

Notepad++ v3.2 Release Candidate is available

2005-08-28 GMT


The official release will be distributed in 48 hours on SourceForge If there's no serious bug found.

Here's the change log :

  1. . Change the behaviour for nativeLang.xml : nativeLang.xml which in the application directoy will be loaded as the absence of %AppData%\Notepad++\nativeLang.xml.
  2. . Support XP visual style.
  3. . Fix replace all + direction up bug.
  4. . Fix the bug that scrolls down one line as launching Notepad++ to open a file (double click).
  5. . Fix the view shift bug while swiching back (finally!!!).
  6. . Fix the bug of failing to open the files (by using context menu or double click) with some "special" file names.
  7. . Add "open the last session's files" feature (optional).
  8. . Support the project file (save session and load session)
  9. . Fix the memory leak problem (Yes!).
  10. . Change the interface of Styler Configurator.
  11. . Fix the bug that open muli-instance of Notepad++ while opening several files at the first launch.
  12. . The extensions of User Defined Languages can override the ones of supported languages now.

Notepad++ v3.1 Released

2005-07-17 GMT


v3.1 new features and corrected bugs (from v3.0) :

  1. . Add Plugin capacity.
  2. . Add Find In Files feature.
  3. . Set Current Working Directory according the current editing file.
  4. . Make visible the saved macros and user commands on the menu.
  5. . Fix some fonts non displayed in combobox bug.
  6. . Add bi-directional text editing feature.
  7. . Add UI RTL (Right To Left) ability.
  8. . Fix the saving problem for the files with hidden attribute.
  9. . Fix CSS pseudoclass keywords bug.
  10. . Add header and footer for printing.
  11. . Fix the bug that view changes while switch back the previous document (as "wrap text" feature is enable)
  12. . Multiple extensions for the same User Defined Language is allowed.
  13. . Fix the bug that notepad++ open a file twice because of sensitive case distinction for the file path.
  14. . Fix the bug for "Find in all opened document" crash problem under some systems.

Notepad++ v3.1 Release Candidate is available

2005-07-11 GMT


The official release will be distributed in 36 hours on SourceForge If there's no serious bug found.

Here's the change log :

  1. . Add Plugin capacity : an extension comes with this release - see menu Plugins.
  2. . Add Find In Files feature.
  3. . Set Current Working Directory according the current editing file.
  4. . Make visible the saved macros and user commands on the menu.
  5. . Fix some fonts non displayed in combobox bug.
  6. . Add bi-directional text editing feature : I'll update the arabic.xml, hebrew.xml and farsi.xml in order to exploit this feature.
  7. . Add UI RTL (Right To Left) ability (Ctrl+Alt+L for LTR ; Ctrl+Alt+R for RTL)
  8. . Fix the saving problem for the files with hidden attribute.
  9. . Fix CSS pseudoclass keywords bug.
  10. . Add header and footer for printing.

Notepad++ 3.0 released

2005-06-03 GMT


v3.0 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.9) :

  1. . Add remapping the shortcuts feature.
  2. . Enhance the macro feature (saving ability, mapping with shorcut).
  3. . Enhance the run command feature (saving ability, mapping with shorcut and insert of environment variables).
  4. . Add "Trim Trailing Space" feature.
  5. . Fix the User Defined Language Dialog splash problem during the launch of Notepad++.
  6. . Fix the Regular Expression Search problem for an empty word.
  7. . Fix the problem that Notepad++ creep up each launch time when taskbar at top of screen.
  8. . Fix "New Notepad Document" disappearing problem (in context menu) after associate .txt with Notepad++ via the File Association Manager
  9. . Add "Close tab with the middle mouse button" feature.
  10. . Add "go to line #" command line argument.
  11. . Add find features Find selected Next(Shift+F3), Find Prev(Ctrl+F3) and Find selected Prev(Ctrl+Shift+F3).
  12. . Fix the Ucs-2 little/big endian encoding bug.
  13. . Fix the sql string highlighting problem.
  14. . Add shortcuts Alt+0 and Alt+Shift+0 for respectively "Fold all" and "Unfold all".

Notepad++ 3.0 release candidate

2005-05-27 GMT


Here's the change log :

  1. . Add remapping the shortcuts feature.
  2. . Enhance the macro feature (saving ability, mapping with shorcut).
  3. . Enhance the run command feature (saving ability, mapping with shorcut and insert of environment variables).
  4. . Add "Trim Trailing Space" feature.
  5. . Fix the User Defined Language Dialog splash problem during the launch of Notepad++.
  6. . Fix the Regular Expression Search problem for an empty word.
  7. . Fix the problem that Notepad++ creep up each launch time when taskbar at top of screen.
  8. . Fix "New Notepad Document" disappearing problem (in context menu) after associate .txt with Notepad++ via the File Association Manager
  9. . Add "Close tab with the middle mouse button" feature.
  10. . Add "go to line #" command line argument.
  11. . Add find features Find selected Next(Shift+F3), Find Prev(Ctrl+F3) and Find selected Prev(Ctrl+Shift+F3).
  12. . Fix the Ucs-2 little/big endian encoding bug.
  13. . Fix the sql string highlighting problem.
  14. . Add shortcuts Alt+0 and Alt+Shift+0.

Version 2 series

Notepad++ v2.9

2005-04-02 GMT


v2.9 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.8) :

  1. . fix a regular expression's replace bug.
  2. . enhance the regular expression find/replace feature.
  3. . fix Search Next/Previous Bookmark without bookmark bug.
  4. . "Find All" not only marks, but also keeps the style now.
  5. . add "Replace all in selection zone" feature.
  6. . add "Mark all in in selection zone" feature.
  7. . add "Replace all in all opened document" feature.
  8. . add "Find all in all opened document" feature.
  9. . fix a minor bug of restoring window position and size from previous session.
  10. . Add a "clear" button to clear all marks in Find Dialog.

Notepad++ v2.8

2005-02-27 GMT


v2.8 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.7) :

  1. . Recent Files History menu is now dynamic.
  2. . Change the shortcuts "Collapse the levels" (From Ctrl-Alt-# to Alt-#) and the shortcuts "Uncollapse the levels" (From Ctrl-Alt-Shift-# to Alt-Shift-#)
  3. . The feature to minimize to system tray is added.
  4. . Block Comment features are added

Notepad++ v2.7

2005-01-27 GMT


v2.7 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.6) :

  1. . A regular expression's find/replace bug is fixed.
  2. . A folding status' bug is fixed.
  3. . The bug of saving file while displaying as UTF-8 is fixed.
  4. . The horizontal scrollbar bug is fixed.
  5. . The auto-completion for User Define Language is supported.
  6. . 2 Delimiter Groups are added in the User Language Define System.
  7. . 2 functionalities are added - to Upper case and to lower case.
  8. . "Go to matching brace" feature is added.
  9. . Marcro Recording and playing features are added.
  10. . A "Replace All" bug is fixed, as well the "Replace All" performance are optimized.
  11. . Add new menu item "Open All Recent File".
  12. . File Auto-detection is configurable now.
  13. . A file name separation problem is fixed.
  14. . Checking of Recent file list at launch time is able to disable now.
  15. . The crash because of column mode selection is corrected.

Notepad++ v2.6

2004-11-29 GMT


v2.6 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.5) :

  1. . Add the File Associations Manager.
  2. . A bug of User Define Language panel is fixed : After creating a new language and restarting Notepad++, all font foreground colors change to white.
  3. . Increse the capacity of User Define Language keyword list : from 1024 bytes to 4096 bytes
  4. . Behaviour issue : fixed the problem that the folded document is unfolded while switching back.
  5. . A fixed bug : the position of document is entirely memoried while swiching among the document.
  6. . New feature for User Language Define System : the comment and comment line symbols can be recognized even the followed character is not a white space (optional to user).
  7. . The behaviour of functionality "Fold all" fixed : From now on, not only the folders, bot also all the sub-folders are collapsed when this command is executed.
  8. . Add features : user can collapse/uncollapse the current level (the caret current position).
  9. . Add features : user can collapse/uncollapse whichever folder level (1-8) he/she wants.
  10. . Add Underline check box in User Define Language Panel.
  11. . Add Prefix feature (optional) for each keyword in User Define Language.
  12. . Add a feature that treating the comment tokens as symbols (allow no white space) is optional in User Define Language.
  13. . Add a feature that the case sensitive is an option in User Define Language.
  14. . Add full screen toggle feature (F11).
  15. . A fixed bug : Infinite search when counting (or marking) words backwards.
  16. . A fixed bug : Replce all.
  17. . Add the UI limit of language name for User Define Language Panel.

Notepad v2.5

2004-11-02 GMT

Here're the new features and corrected bugs (from v2.4) :

  1. Added the capacity that user can add his/her extension for each supported language (screenshot).
  2. Added the capacity that user can add his/her keywords for each supported language (screenshot).
  3. Added the new menu entries/features : Insert/Remove TAB, Duplicate or transpose current line, split/join lines and Move Up/Down current line.
  4. Added the support of languages TeX, NSIS, Flash actionscript, Unix/Linux shell script and Fortran.
  5. Added the new font style Underline (screenshot).
  6. Added the Multi-instance functionality : pass the parameter -multiInst (case-sensitive) on the command line to activate it.
  7. Added the feature to open file by resigning the syntax highlighting, that user can pass the parameter -l (case-sensitive) to specify the set language.
  8. Enhanced Notepad replacement of View source under IExplorer - the syntax highlighting will be set automatically as HTML (optional in Installer).
  9. Added the selected characters number display on the status bar (screenshot).
  10. Added the total characters number display on the status bar (screenshot).
  11. Corrected a bug of the limit number of open file via the open file dialog.
  12. Corrected a bug (symbol ^ as operator) for User Language Define System.
  13. Added the shortcut Ctrl-R to Launch the Run Dialog.
  14. Enhanced the Run Dialog : the ability to interpreter the environment variables.
  15. Added the Display as UTF-8 menu entry.
  16. Corrected an UTF-8 document display bug under Chinese/Korean/Japanese Windows.

Notepad++ v2.4

2004-09-26 GMT


v2.4 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.3) :

  1. . Add the transparency to the Find/Replace dialog, Styler Configurator dialog and User Define Language dialog (for w2k and xp only).
  2. . Correct a bug of VB lexer.
  3. . Correct a bug of Perl lexer.
  4. . Add VB Net keywords.
  5. . Add scroll bar in User Define Language dialog in the dock mode (for the people who has the prehistoric configuration - 14" monitor with 640*480 resolution :-) ).
  6. . Add the option in the Find/Replace Dialog box to show the found token at the top, in the middle or at the buttom of the edit zone.
  7. . Update the keywords list of javascript.
  8. . Add the feature to change the toolbar icons.
  9. . Add the Unicode encoding feature.

Notepad++ v2.3

2004-08-07 GMT


v2.3 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.2) :

  1. . Multi-Native Language (For non English speaking user).
  2. . Correct a bug of updating the document in dual view while reloading the document modified from outside.
  3. . Correct a bug of showing minimised Notepad++ while the opened document is deleted from outside.
  4. . Correct a PHP Keywords bug.
  5. . Correct a bug about the update of document state while switching with Ctrl+TAB or Ctrl+Shift+TAB.
  6. . Correct a minor bug of losing focus while reaching the end of search by using the F3 key (The focus is not restored while ending the notice dialog box) .
  7. . Add 2 menu entries to show the white space/TAB and EOL separately.
  8. . Add right vertical edge line.
  9. . Add Context Menu Entry under explorer (optional in the installer)
  10. .Add the ability to replace "the default source viewer" for the iexplorer (optional in the installer)
  11. . An auto-completion bug is corrected.

Notepad++ v2.2

2004-07-08 GMT


v2.2 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.1) :

  1. . Improve the user define language feature (add syntax folding) and allow to user to save the user define language.
  2. . Support Unicode (UTF-8, UCS-2).
  3. . Add "Mark all", "Style All" and "Count" feature in the Find Dialog.
  4. . Correct "Replace All" infinite loop bug. For example : Find "poo" to replace by "pooo".
  5. . Add shortcut key Ctrl + F4 and Ctrl + W to close file.
  6. . Text foreground colour remains the same when text is selected (change only the selected text background colour).
  7. . Add C# language support.
  8. . Add Lua language support.
  9. . Correct a minor bug for the Splitter window (no more context menu for the fix splitter).
  10. . Add css.api file and some CSS keywords (Thanks to Caroline Guénette).

Notepad++ v2.1

2004-05-10 GMT


v2.1 new features and corrected bugs (from v2.0) :

  1. . Support le language Batch (*.bat, *.cmd & *.nt).
  2. . Add the ugly standard icons for the toolbar.
  3. . Make Tabbar height configurable (Normal <-> Reduce)
  4. . Change the caret to the ordinary one.
  5. . Add Toggle fold all feature.
  6. . Fix the current line highlighting toggle display bug

Notepad++ v2.0

2004-04-22 GMT


v2.0 new features and corrected bugs (from v1.9) :

  1. . Add autocomplete list box (intern keywords list or extern file.api). Ctrl + Space to trigger it.
  2. . Support le language CSS.
  3. . Support le language Python.
  4. . Support le language Perl.
  5. . Support le language Pascal.
  6. . Support *.js file (extern javascript file).
  7. . add php 5 keywords.
  8. . Notepad++ remembers now the size and the position of the last session.
  9. . Notepad++ remembers also if wrap was enable in the last session (do wrap or not).
  10. . The focus is always on edit control when Find Dialog appears..

Version 1 series

Notepad++ v1.9

2004-04-08 GMT


v1.9 new features and corrected bugs (from v1.8) :

  1. . Buffer over run on Find and Replace Dialog is corrected - The limit of character number to search is set to 256.
  2. . Add "Set Max Number of Opened Files" menu entry (Setting->Set Max Number of History Files), that allows user to set max opened files history. Note that the maximum number is 30. Enter for accepting the nb max file value and Esc for cancel the action.
  3. . Tab size and replacing tab by space are configurable now (Setting->Tab Setting). Enter for accepting the tab size value and Esc for cancel the action.
  4. . Support now Unix and Mac format (before v 1.9 Notepad++ supported only read mode). The user can also convert his doc to the 2 other formats (Unix -> Mac / Dos, Dos -> Unix / Mac and Mac -> Dos / Unix).
  5. . Launch problem under NT 4 is corrected

Notepad++ v1.8

2004-03-27 GMT


v1.8 new features (from v1.7) :

  1. . VB & VBS is supported.
  2. . SQL is supported.
  3. . Objective-C is supported.
  4. . Installer is added

Notepad++ v1.7

2004-03-07 GMT


v1.7 new features and fixed bugs (from v1.6) :

  1. . Syntax folding for MS ini file is added
  2. . Improve the asp language support
  3. . Style Configurator is added. From now on Notepad++ is configurable completely!!!

Notepad++ v1.6

2004-02-11 GMT


v1.6 new features and fixed bugs (from v1.5) :

  1. . Support now the hot key Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab to switch to the next / previous document.
  2. . Current Line Highlighting is added (to enable/disable : Menu View -> Current Line Highlighting).
  3. . Recent File History is now enhanced (eliminate non-available file path before loading Recent File History).
  4. . go to line # Dialog Box is added (access to it by Ctrl+G or Menu Search->Go to line...)
  5. . Status Bar is enhanced :
   a. display the current position Ln & Col of caret - double click on this zone will launch "go to line # Dialog Box"
   b. display the insertion mode INS|OVR -  simple click on this zone will switch the alternative insertion mode (The same effect of key stroke Insert)
  1. . Fixed bug : The focus wasn't restored after switching back to Notepad++.

Notepad++ v1.5

2004-01-18 GMT


v1.5 new features and fixed bugs (from v1.4) :

  1. . Brace and Indent guideline Highlight : When the caret stay beside of one of those symbol "{ } [ ] ( )" the symbol beside of caret and its symetric opposite symbole will be highlighted, as well as the indent guideline in order to locate the bloc more easily.
  2. . A fixed bug : the incorrect display of line number margin by doing the zoom is corrected.
  3. . The tooltips for the tool bar are added.
  4. . Another fixed bug : The position of the document wasn't restored correctly after closing or drag-and-droping a document.
  5. . fixed bug again : the Find text dialog didn't memorize the searched words.
  6. . Syntax HighLighting of asp file is added.

Notepad++ v1.4

2004-01-11 GMT


v1.4 change log (from v1.3) :

  1. . Codepage auto-detection is done. Notepad++ works automatically now under Traditional/Simplified Chinese Windows. as well under Korean and Japanese Windows (ie. the native characters will be displayed correctly).
  2. . Bookmark feature is added. User can just click on the bookmark margin (located right side of line number margin) or type Ctrl+F2 to toggle a book mark. To reach the bookmark, type just F2 (Next bookmark) or Shift+F2 (Previous bookmark). To clear all bookmarks, clik the Menu "Search->Clear All bookmarks".
  3. . An icon of "wrap the text" is added into the tool bar, Thank to our Art Chief Stephane LE GALL for her esthetic design.
  4. . Syntax highlighting of *.ini is added.
  5. . Multi-user configuration system is done. From now on the personal GUI configuration and history are saved in the user directory. Also it's no more need to modify the user configuration file manually, Notepad++ memorizes automatically the current GUI configueration for the next session.
  6. . An "pseudo" bug of find string is corrected thanks to our Test & Support Manager Oren BAUM who reported this problem. This "pseudo bug" is that if the user try to find a whatever string just after opening a file (without placing the caret), he will find nothing because the caret is at the end of file. The remedy is Notepad++ puts the caret at the begining of the opened document.

Notepad++ v1.3

2004-01-04 GMT


from v1.2 :

  1. . add the xml configurator
  2. . add the new functionality of "close all but current document"
  3. . add doxygen syntax highlighting.
  4. . add the new functionality of History (the list of the opened document)

Notepad++ v1.2

2003-12-27 GMT


corrected bugs & new feature :

  1. . Add text wrap function.
  2. . Add automatic indentation. (not intelligent indentation yet).
  3. . remove no needed fold marge for some types of document.
  4. . correct the problem of different size of fold margin for the different type of document.
  5. . correct the problem that the dialogs don't receive the key stroke of ENTER.
  6. . Add new menu entry to support traditional Chinese codepage, so that from now on N++ works under the Chinese windows system.

Notepad++ v1.1

2003-12-16 GMT


Notepad++ release Note :

Notepad++ is a free source editor with the syntax highlighting. It gives also the extra functionality to the general user : colourise the user defined words. You can print your source code in color (or whatever you want) if you have a color printer(WYSIWYG). Furthermore, Notepad++ have the multi-view feature, that allows user to edit the different document in the same time, and even to edit the same document synchronizely in 2 different views. Notepad++ support the fully drag and drop : not only you can drop the file from explorer to open it, but also you can drag and drop a document from a view to another. With all the functionalities, Notepad++ runs as fast as Notepad provided by MS Windows.

Notepad++ v1.0

2003-11-25 GMT


Notepad++ 1.0 beta release note :

Notepad++ is a Scintilla-based source editor written in C++ with the win32 API (without MFC). The aim of Notepad++ is to offer the programmer a better GUI and to offer the general user a better customisable Notepad.

New releases

All releases, including beta or RC, are announced on Open Discussion Forum. You can fetch official releases from the official site dowload page (check the left hand sidebar), or use ? -> Update Notepad++.

Additionally, Notepad++ comes with an open source updater that you can choose to enable through Settings -> Preferences -> MISC -> Enable Notepad++ auto-updater. The updater will trigger after a while on an official release. The default lag duration is 15 days but can be changed from config.xml. The lag provides a safety net against discovering a critical bug in the latest release, giving time to spot it and quickly fix it. The lag affects both Auto Updates and the ? menu command.

Since version 6.1.2, SHA-1 digests for binary packages are posted by the project owner on https://sourceforge.net/p/notepad-plus/discussion/1290588/ , one post per release.

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