Re: What are people doing about Notepad++ version 8.3.x crashing with NVDA

Ron Canazzi

Hi Group,

On another list, this question was asked. Apparently there is some sort of issue specifically with the 64 bit version of Notepad Plus plus and NVDA. Supposedly it is fixed for next full release.  However, I see no real advantage of the 64 bit over the 32 bit. I did n fact confirm the issue when for testing purposes, I did a complete uninstall of the 32 bit and installed the 64 bit version. To remedy this, I then uninstalled the 64 bit version and installed the older version 8.29 and then used what is apparently a combined version of the 8.33 installer, it detected the 32 bit version, installed a 32 bit version and the problem is solved for now.

if anyone can tell me the benefits of the 64 bit over the 32 bit version, I would be interested in the information.

On 4/3/2022 6:40 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

OH, it’s nvda? For me it’s the app itself, it freezes, then chokes, then crashes with some kind of exception. I’ll have to see if I can revert with choco.


From: <> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Sunday, April 3, 2022 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] What are people doing about Notepad++ version 8.3.x crashing with NVDA


George, can you be a bit more specific in what happens and what you do to make it happen?

Which version of NVDA are you using?

What are the steps to reproduce the problem?

What exactly happens once the problem occurs? Saying that NVDA crashes isn’t necessarily as specific as you might think.

Are you using any NVDA addons?

Does the problem occur when all addons are disabled?


David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

NVDA Certified Expert


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From: <> On Behalf Of George Kerscher
Sent: Sunday, April 3, 2022 3:55 PM
Subject: [nvda] What are people doing about Notepad++ version 8.3.x crashing with NVDA


Hi NVDA folks that use NotePad++


I discovered that Notepad++ 8.3.3 crashes  with NVDA. I use NPPcrypt, and had to have my son decrypt the files for me. What are people doing while this incompatibility gets fixed? I would discourage people going to version 8.3.x at this time. Can one just install 8.2.x over 8.3, or would this break plugins?


This also taught me a lesson about encrypting files and being careful not to depend on that software always working.





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