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Notepad++ doesn't seem to load the luascript plugin's startup script

Submitted by MaximilianKohler on February 3, 2024 - 9:31am

I'm trying to use this startup script to disable the ctrl+shift+v shortcut from creating SYN characters.

I think it might be failing due to how notepad++ portable loads the configs. IE:

'App did not close properly'

Submitted by occam on January 11, 2024 - 5:06am

[I hope this is the correct Forum for this question]

I am in the habit of shutting down my computer [Win 10 OS] without closing the individual apps. I assume the OS will shut down anything that is open at that moment.

I am puzzled why apps (from PortableApps) feel it necessary to remind me that their apps 'did not shut down properly last time'. Is this really necessary? It is VERY annoying - a bit like a spinster aunt reminding me to take my shoes off every time I enter that house.

Is there a work-around? An option I can set to NOT remind me evey time?

[Fixed] Notepad++ Portable 8.6 launcher detected as malware by Microsoft Defender

Submitted by greg45416 on December 20, 2023 - 6:36pm


I am running Windows 10 64-bit. Starting recently, Windows defender is flagging Notepad++ portable (version 8.6) as Trojan:Win64/Malgent!MSR and putting it in quarantine when I try to run it. I have reinstalled a couple of times, but it now catches the file during the installation process.

This isn't a blocking issue for me, but I wanted to let you know.


PortableApps.comInstaller suggestion ane one question?

Submitted by omidm on December 14, 2023 - 11:22am

what is this code in PortableApps.comInstaller.nsi?
;7z Usage
!ifdef AdvancedExtract1To
!ifdef CustomCodeUses7zip
!if CustomCodeUses7zip = true <======= this
!define bolUses7Zip true
"CustomCodeUses7zip" is not variable. maybe !if ${CustomCodeUses7zip} == true
if it is possible Please define CustomCodeUsesInno for InnoExtract Usage


Database Browser Portable -- not usable without (Oracle/SQLServer/whatever) client

Submitted by Swwright on November 3, 2023 - 7:59pm

Just downloaded Database Browser Portable, intending to replace DbVisualizer. Tried to connect to an Oracle database, was told that the Oracle Client was not properly installed. Went to the publisher's site ( and eventually found that the tool requires that a client must be installed, for the database system you want to use. Database Browser uses the client's drivers to connect to the database. Launcher and reading Environment for file move or dir move

Submitted by omidm on October 28, 2023 - 9:28am


befor posting I searched a lot but there is no post like my problems. I want to know wah is my wrong? can use Environmen varible as a value of Launcher.ini but not working as a key of Launcher.ini pls see exp below.

Ini file
Key=value Launcher.ini
for exp.
;making Environment

[Bug] Notepad++ loses session when opened with multiple files passed from Explorer

Submitted by OsakaWebbie on September 24, 2023 - 11:50pm

I assumed this was a bug in Notepad++ itself, but when I reported it on the Github repo, others helped me realize that it only fails in the PA version. See that discussion for details: