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Notepad++ 7.6 & new Plugins Admin

13 Nov 2018 02:25:00

By the request of community, a built-in Plugins Admin is available in Notepad++ v.7.6. Plugins Admin shows the list of available plugins, allows users to install new plugins and to update/remove installed plugins.

There are some changes, however, may create the impact for users who have non-default plugins installed after updating.

The change is about new organization of folder structure for plugins and simplification of plugins location. As result, some plugins won’t be loaded by Notepad++ after your update.

FOR PLUGIN USERS:
to remedy this problem, after the update, you can :
Find the name of plugin you want to migrate in %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins\myAwesomePlugin.dll (or %PROGRAMFILES%\Notepad++\plugins\myAwesomePlugin.dll, according the achetecture of your Notepad++).
go to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\ to create myAwesomePlugin folder.
move the plungin myAwesomePlugin.dll from %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Notepad++\plugins\ to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\myAwesomePlugin\.
That’s it. Restart Notepad++ and you get your beloved plugins back.

FOR PLUGIN AUTHORS:
any plugin is welcome to join to the list, which is also an open source project hosted in the GitHub: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/nppPluginList/
Before doing your PR, please test locally listing/installation/removal/update your plugins, by following the instructions in the link below:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/features/plugin-admin.html

Any question or request goes here:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16566/support-for-plugins-admin-npppluginlist

Otherwise, a regression of a serious performance issue has been fixed in this release, and there are more bug-fixes...

Download 7.6 here:
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https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v7.6.html

Auto-updater will be triggered in few days if there's no critical issue found.

If you find any regression or critical bug, please report here:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16621/notepad-7-6-new-plugins-admin