I’ve been both building a new test environment as well as rebuilding a number of computers recently. This has lead me to doing repeat installations of some of the software I use. This is something I have done many times in the past, but this time around I encountered an issue with Notepad++.
Every time I started the application, it opened with the change.log. It didn’t matter if I closed the file, the next time I opended Notepad++, the change log was open again. If I deleted the file, then Notepad++ was throwing errors.
After a little prodding around I discovered that the problem was down to how I had created the pinned shortcut on the taskbar:
The problem can be fixed in one of two ways:
- Delete the shortcut, launch the application and repin.
- Edit the shortcut properties.
If the shortcut properties are edited, all you need to do is remove change.log from the Target and updater from the Start in.