Notepad++, a free source code editor and Notepad replacement for Microsoft Windows has just been updated to version 6.3. The version introduces many bug fixes and added features that include, a regression fix for ‘search and replace’ that causes the program to hang, fix for folding performance and a fix for UDL crashing in Windows XP.

For more about this release, please click here.

Below is a list of some of features that were added as well as bug fixes.

Fix regex search replace hanging problem.
Fix folding performance issue.
Fix folding level N folds partially bug.
Add UDL (User Defined Language) versioning.
Make UDL line comment start position definition be more accurate.
Add new options for UDL number definition.
Fix applying wrong UDL bug while several UDL exist.
Fix UDL incorrect folding while Unix EOL is used.
Fix UDL stream comment hanging problem.

Fix UDL multi-part keywords recognition problem while "Ignore case" is checked.

Fix a UDL number recognition problem.

Fix crashing on XP problem in UDL.
Fix the bug that double clicking on tab with 2 views doesn’t open new file.
Fix the bug that file cannot be opened via Explorer context menu when Notepad++ is run as administrator.


To download it in Windows 7/Vista/XP, use this link.


For comparable program in Ubuntu, use Komodo Edit. We’ve written about it here.


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