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I remember the manager shows a list of available plugins by default but I find it does not. Could something be wrong?

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Yeah, I am also seeing empty list. – user Jan 17 '12 at 17:29
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I find the reason.

My computer is in a LAN and the browser is using a proxy. I add the proxy for the plugin manager and update the plugin manager.

After all, it works.

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Which proxy did you add? – MK_Dev Oct 10 '12 at 2:46
I am not using a proxy. I am directly connected to the internet, and am seeing this issue. – BrainSlugs83 Jul 16 '15 at 21:58

Also, make sure the plugin manager is itself updated !

You will need to launch Notepad++ as an administrator because the plugin are saved/updated under %ProgramFiles/ which is protected

Go to Plugins / Plugin Manager / Tab Updates and check if plugin manager has an update. Relaunch and voilà.

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No updates available for anything either. And under Installed tab it says Plugin Manager is version 1.3.5 (I downloaded latest version of Notepad++ today), and when I select it, the description reads Unknown Plugin - please let us know about this plugin on the forums. – BrainSlugs83 Jul 16 '15 at 22:01
Also, running as admin doesn't help. – BrainSlugs83 Jul 16 '15 at 22:02
It was 'run as admin' for me. Thumbs up! – Gishu Aug 23 '15 at 11:14

I enter the proxy that my web browser was using in my corporate environment and it worked.

I didn't need to enter a port number but it depends on your proxy configuration!

Compare is an indispensable plugin, especially when comparing Cisco router configs.

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I had this issue but it turned out to be quite simple, the firewall was blocking it.


When the plugin manager can't connect it will still say no plugins available. Once it receives its first list it will display the same list even if it can't connect. It loads them in as though it just connected but it actually hasn't. This should be improved.

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How would someone find out if their firewall was the problem/what would they need to do to fix it? – tgies Apr 9 '14 at 17:15

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