Software update: Notepad ++ 7.8.1

Version 7.8.1 of Notepad ++ has been released. This comprehensive 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 possibility to edit more than one document at the same time or to maintain one document in two different places. If you want to use the latest version, you must download it yourself. The built-in updater of Notepad ++ does not offer updates until a week after their release, in order to be able to fix any serious bugs. The following enhancements have been made in this release:

Notepad ++ v7.8.1 enhancements & bug fixes:

  • Fix popup dialog on startup regression regarding notepad replacement issue.
  • Make monospaced font in Find dialog optional, disabled by default.
  • Add download progress bar while download plugin (s).
  • Fix issue for Alt + Tab doesn’t show Notepad ++ on Windows 7.

Version number 7.8.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website Notepad ++
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License type GPL