Notepad++ Change Log Always Open

Microsoft Dynamics GPNotepad++ is my favourite tool for writing blog posts, VBA and PHP scripts. I recently did an upgrade of it on one of my PCs and encountered changed behaviour. Prior to installing the update when I double clicked on a word, only that word was selected; however, after the upgrade, when I double clicked a word, the whole line was automatically selected:

Notepad++ line selcted

I did some prodding around in the Preferences (Settings >> Preferences) and discovered the resolution on the Editing tab. Unmark the Enable current line highlighting and click Close and the previous behaviour was restored:

Notepad++ - Settings - Preferences

Notepad++ Change Log Always Open

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’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:

notepad++ Properties - Shortcut tab

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