Notepad++ 7.4.1 release
3 major issues have been found in v7.4 which was released few days ago:
- Notepad++ hanging issue on start up due to its connection on Internet(for the certification chain verification).
- The opened zero length file not saving bug.
- Document Peeker performance issue for large files.
These 3 issues have been fixed in 7.4.1:
Sorry for the inconvenience.
@UlyssesWu I agree. I run N++ on several servers that are not directly connected to the Internet and 7.4.1 gets hung on startup, then shows a few error messages and never starts.
@donho I think that at this point the only thing that is missed by Notepad++ is a native support for Code Snippet. Did you plan to add one?
@guy038 I need to disable this option. Without plugins, you can really disable it! But with plugins it does not shut off.
Your link in the first post is to the 7.4, not the 7.4.1 …
What about making NP++ look more modern? The current ‘3d’-borders and stuff is a quite annoying since when using dark code themes these stick out like a sore thumb and is very distracting. A code editor should let the code be the focus of attention, not the UI elements and “fun” toolbars (the toolbar and the bright menu can be hidden though).
Could you detail a bit more please the certificate chain verification function, and the security / usability trade-offs created by disabling certificate chain validation/verification at start-up?
Depending on the security sensitivity of each user, this may need to be a configurable option.
I agree here, looks like you’ve just disabled the certification chain validation? I personally would prefer to keep certificate chain validation turned on. Is this something that’s going to be turned back on in future releases?
i would really like to have an option to disable the tab-preview / hover-image. thanks for trying to improve the feature set, but this is one i find distracting/annoying. it is my impression that a small delay has also been added when changing tabs.
@MAPJe71 Thanks much.
Side note - disabling the feature also does away with the window border effects being toggled, which is a good thing. With preview mode enabled, hovering over an unselected tab changes the overall window border effects to those of an unfocused window - until one clicks the tab, at which point the original border effect is restored. With preview disabled, the top-level window appears to have focus the whole time. Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere.
Thank you @guy038 for the heads up.
I’m checking this issue.
Since update to this version one very important function to me is not working anymore.
- start NPP+
- open several new files
- enter some text in them
- close NP++
this version is forcing user to save NEW files, previous version used to ‘save’ files and return them in the same state when run again (including state of NOT being saved - red icon)
Whoever decided that this function is not useful is making large mistake. If this is a setting (which I cannot find BTW) then its default is wrong.
I ASSUME that your backup settings have changed,
Verify your Settings->Preferences->Backup->Session snapshot and periodic backup settings.
Check enable session snapshot and periodic back as well as
remember current session for next launch.
The author rolled Notepad++ to version 7.3.3. Officially, that’s the latest version of Npp. It should be officially announced in this community, too.
There were bug fixes announced in version 7.4. I wonder if the rolled-back version 7.3.3 has the aforementioned bug fixes. If not, there should be a version 7.3.4 with the appropriate fixes. That version should be an error-free Notepad++.
At that point, after an error-free Notepad++, should the author take a deep breath and step back for a while. Think long and hard about adding features. There is one legitimate feature-request that was posted here numerous times: Replace multi-line text by copy-and-paste in both textboxes.
I haven’t seen any answer from the author regarding such great feature (very productive). There is a need also for an online Help facility. The author should address also that very important feature, before thinking of new (and useless) features.
Just a few thoughts regarding the improvement of a tool, not enhancing a cult object.
May peace be with the author, his followers, and this community!
@Parpaluck209 Notepad++ is an open source project. You could always code up the feature and get it added through a Pull Request. hint hint