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When I enable the option and enter an opening bracket (or brace) it does not auto-close itself. Does auto-close have a different meaning than what I am understanding?

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For me, this works with JavaScript. So the question was already a good enough answer for me, when I wanted to find out how to do this with NPP :) – hyde Sep 27 '13 at 6:45
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The xbrackets lite plugin for notepad++ does bracket and brace closing for all (I guess) types of files.

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If you are editing a new file or one with an unrecognized file extension, have you set a language (i.e. Menu > Language)? The TextFX option for auto-closing braces requires a language to be set (e.g. C, Java, PHP, etc).

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I already set the language (.R) and NP++ has the syntax highlighted. Yet, I do not find the braces closing automatically when I type '('. – Stat-R Mar 26 '12 at 17:16
    
I could not find any documentation on the feature, but it appears that some languages are not supported. – iglvzx Mar 26 '12 at 18:23

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