It is generally rock-solid, so I was rather startled earlier today when I accidentally hit F11 (thought I was in Visual Studio) and Notepad++ disappeared. No “save changes” warning, no error message, just “Hasta La Vista”.
It turned out to be a conflict with the HexEditor plug-in. F12 has the same conflict. One fix is to remove the HexEditor plug-in, by deleting HexEditor.dll from the Notepad++plugins folder. However, since I like the HexEditor and don’t particularly like the F11 “Full Screen” shortcut, I’d prefer to remove the shortcut.
I was entering an override into AutoHotKey (which can kill any shortcut) when it occurred to me that Notepad++ is so complete that it probably supports key bindings. Sure, enough, it does – with a full GUI editor under Settings->Shortcut Editor, as shown on the right. Goodbye F11, welcome back HexEditor.
I love this product!