Notepad++ Portable 4.2.2 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on August 13, 2007 - 3:35pm

Notepad++ logoNotepad++ Portable 4.2.2 has been released. Notepad++ is a full-featured text editor with syntax highlighting, auto-completion, a tabbed interface and lots of other great features for developers. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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Note: Release updated to 4.2.2 due to last minute changes by the Notepad++ team.


Notepad++ Portable ScreenshotNotepad++ Portable has lots of great features including:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding (C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, CSS and more)
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag 'N' Drop supported
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback Installer / Format

Notepad++ Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.

New In This Release

The bundled Notepad++ has been updated to 4.2.2. Support for QuickText and the HexEditor config files has been added to the launcher. The installer removes Explorer.dll and adds Light Explorer. The launcher now supports Light Explorer.


Notepad++ Portable is available for immediate download from the Notepad++ Portable homepage. Get it today!

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As always, if you have any support questions, please read through the support page for Notepad++ Portable as well as the Notepad++ support documents. If you don't find your answer, search this website and the web to see if it's been addressed. If you still need help, post a note to the support forums here. (Any support requests posted as comments on a news story will be removed.)

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Don Ho just released 4.2.1. Funny how you get 4.2 set up just to have a new version come out a day later. :lol:


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They released it less than 24 hours after 4.2 (which was just released yesterday) due to an issue with the Explorer.dll plugin. So, I made the same change with my package.

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You're good.

Too good...?

Cool Kids Don't Have Signatures. Umm... *shifty eyes*

for the fast update.
Its clean as always!
Could you post a list with the plugins supported/included in/by the portable Edition?

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As always, it's the same as the standard release. I don't add or take away (except the Windows Explorer integration plugin, which you should never use with a portable app).

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As stated dozens of times, I get notifications of new releases.

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Sorry, it's just a touchy thing. There are dozens of people that start jumping on me the minute a new app comes out. Since Notepad++ did 3 releases in less than 72 hours, I'm giving it a bit to be sure it's stable. And, I'll probably hold off in the future with Notepad++ releases (giving it at least a few days). Version churn this quickly is confusing to users and makes things look less stable.

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I know it's a touchy subject, so my apologies if it came off that way. Heck, I've got a PC, laptop, and my portable stick to update. I feel your pain!

Anyways, water under the bridge. As always, keep up the good work!

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This has been updated to 4.2.2 due to the 3rd release by Notepad++. No mention was made of bug fixes, etc, between 4.2.0, 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 other than a problem with the Explorer plugin (which was removed in 4.2.1). So, I've updated this to the 4.2.2 release.

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