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Our admins deployed a new version of Notepad++ (version 6.3) on our machines, and this version is highlighting all changes done in a file by default. It does so by setting the background color of every modified line to a bright orange, which I find very distracting.

We have dozens of plugins installed, but I double checked and we do not have the "Change Markers" plugin (which could be the culprit).

Any idea where I can disable this feature? Changing the highlight color could also be an option.

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I believe the plugin that is causing this background color change is "Location Navigate". Check and see if this is installed. If so, click Plugins -> Location Navigate -> Show List and Option. There will then be a drop box on the lower portion of the windows that says "Mark with Highlight". You could then choose to change this to whatever suits your needs. I personally prefer mark with Rect. It would then mark the changed lines with a rect bar in a margin on the left.

Alternatively, above the Dropbox option there are two options "Mark Color" & "Save Color". You could leave the Mark with Highlight option and just change the color of highlight...

I am 95 percent sure this will fix your issue.

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Or to toggle on/off completely, select 'Plugins > Location Navigate > Mark Changed Line' ('Ctrl + Alt + M') –  pelms Aug 28 '13 at 13:49
I spent at least 30 minutes trying to figure out what element of my style.xml file was making this happen. Thanks so much! –  NickHalden Oct 29 '13 at 22:48

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