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Notepad++ v5.8.5 released

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

ChangeIcon.exe and old icon will be available ASAP for those who use the zip package and desire his/her old icon back.

In this version several bugs are fixed, especially regarding Windows 7:

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Notepad++ 5.8.4 release

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What's new?

  • User can set supported encoding charsets in "New Document Settings".
  • All the item in context menu can be renamed. Make your contextMenu.xml in "UTF8 as ANSI" if you want to modify the menu items in your language.
  • And bugs fixes...

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Notepad++ 5.8.3 release

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Notepad++ 5.8.3 release contains a nice look application icon thanks to Notepad++ community:

Not only the changed look in this release, some features are enhanced in Notepad++:

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Notepad++ new version: 5.8.2

Here you can download new Notepad++ 5.8.2 release:

This version contains one crash fix and some bug fixes. The installer is improved in some points as well in this release.

Please do your remark and/or bug report in this thread of Notepad++ forum.

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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.

Please let me know if you find any critical issue.


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Notepad++ 5.8.1 is available

Notepad++ 5.8.1 is available on

This version might be unstable due to Scintilla updating.

Hopefully there is no more crash issue. If you find the other critical issues, please report them here.

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Notepad++ v5.7.1 RC2

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.

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Notepad++ 5.7.1 Release Candidate

Notepad++ 5.7.1 release candidate is available:
(Download link missing - please contact us)

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 update to 2.20 in this version.

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Notepad++ 5.7 release (outside the USA)

Under the pretext of cryptographic exportation control, US government made the major FOSS hosts (SourceForge, Google code, Fedora, etc...) in USA territory comply with the Export Administration Regulations. As a result they reject the access of FOSS resources from the 5 countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) in the "black list" of US government.

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