Software update: Notepad++ 8.1

Version 8.1 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 they appear, in order to be able to fix any serious bugs. Version 8 adds a dark theme and an Arm version, among other things. The complete changelog looks like this:

Notepad++ v8.1 new features & bug fixes:

  • Fix regression of auto-completion performance issue (Fix #9975)
  • Fix Open dialog with “Save” label for “Open” button (Fix #9966)
  • Fix Notepad++ crash on dark mode while starting up (Fix #9961)
  • Improve look & feel in dark mode (Fix #9982)
  • Adapt Tooltips in dark mode (Fix #9962)
  • Remove white line under menubar in dark mode (Fix #9984)
  • Make multiline and vertical tabs work in dark mode (Implement #10017)

Version number 8.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Website Notepad++
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License type GPL