Software update: Notepad++ 7.9.3

Version 7.9.3 of Notepad++ has been released. This comprehensive text editor has various features 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 have to download it yourself. Notepad++’s built-in updater only offers updates a week after their appearance, in order to be able to fix any serious bugs. The following improvements have been made in this release:

Notepad++ v7.9.3 Enhancements & bug fixes:

  • Discontinued support for Windows XP due to technical reasons. Notepad++ 7.9.2 is the last version to run on Windows XP. (Ref)
  • Upgrade Notepad++ License: update GPL version from v2 to v3. (Fix #9425)
  • Fix the regression of copying line data from search results. (Fix #9334)
  • Fix “Print Line Number” preference is ignored for printing regression. (Fix #9379)
  • Fix a regression in Chinese Simplified localization. (Fix #9329)
  • Fix dockable panels not being displayed regression due to multi-instance mode activation. (Fix #9341 & #9363)
  • Make split-lines feature work again with multi-edge rightmost specified edge. (Fix #8262)
  • Enhance modern style file dialog for allowing UNIX style file path. (Fix #9374)
  • Use the modern browse folder dialog to get folder path. (Fix #8513)
  • Improve option for setting save dialog filter to All Types. (Fix #9325)
  • Add ability to delete entries from combo box history in Find dialog with DELETE key. (Implementation #9366)
  • Fix lost session issue on Windows reboot/shutdown. (Fix #7839)
  • Add “save Folder as Workspace in session” option in save session dialog. (Implementation #9165)
  • Make value dialog height accurate in any DPI. (Fix #8443)
  • Fix issue that Switch-To-Panel keyboard shortcuts cannot be used in context menu. (Fix #9435)
  • Fix a memory leak issue. (Ref)
  • Fix blurry display problem on an extended monitor. (Fix #8115)
  • Fix incompatible plugin not being deleted issue. (Fix #9377)
  • Synchronize GUP localization file (if available) with Notepad++ in installer.
  • Enhance “No update” dialog with the download page link in the Notepad++ updater.
  • Fix NPPM_SETLINENUMBERWIDTHMODE API not working issue. (Fix #9338)

Version number 7.9.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Website Notepad++
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License type GPL