Notepad++ 8.6.5

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Version 8.6.5 of Notepad++ has been released. This extensive text editor has various options that are especially useful for programmers, such as syntax highlighting for C, C++, Java, HTML, XML and PHP, among others. The program also offers the option to edit more than one document at the same time or maintain one document in two different places. If you want to use the latest version, you must download it yourself. Notepad++'s built-in updater only offers updates a week after their release, in order to resolve any serious bugs. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

Notepad++ v8.6.5 bug fixes & enhancements:

  • Fix “Replace All” action not notifying plugins of modification regression by adding NPPN_GLOBALMODIFIED. (Fix #14767, see NPPN_GLOBALMODIFIED how to)
  • Fix plugins not receiving some Scintilla notification types regression. (Fix issue)
  • Fix Shortcut Mapper potential crash problem. (Implement #14880)
  • Fix period backup potential crash due to the dead lock. (Fix #14906)
  • Fix NUL characters file corruption after power outrages. (Fix #6133, implement #14860)
  • Remedy losing session problem after the power outrages. (Fix #14781, implement #14858)
  • Fix URLs are not detected after a “Replace All” regression. (Fix #14864)
  • Notify user while saving failure due to hardware problem. (Implement #14842)
  • Update to scintilla 5.4.3 (from 5.4.1) & Lexilla 5.3.1. (Implement #14834)
  • Support template literal (template strings) in JavaScript & make `back-quoted strings` more readable. (Fix #3822)
  • Add support for Change History in the text, besides in the margin. Also, make Change History color configurable. (Fix #12321, #13915, Implement #14838)
  • Fix NPPM_RELOADFILE API return wrong result issue. (Fix issue)
  • Enhance Shortcut Mapper filter to find the command items more easily. (Fix #14743)
  • Prevent typing control characters into document & make it optional. (Fix #13279)
  • Fix possible no-GUI state when using systray. (Fix #14777)
  • Make context menu popup location at current text position when invoked via keyboard. (Fix #14727)
  • Fix Notepad++ blocked when closed minimized or from systray. (Fix #14718)
  • Fix Mouse Wheel Scrolling in Shortcut Mapper & also reduce the memory use. (Fix #14895)
  • Fix Python wrong decorator attribute colors & add “ATTRIBUTE” color in styles.xml.model. (Fix #5894)