When I start a new instance of Notepad++, its window is always slightly larger than the screen, not actually maximized. That really bothers me because I have two monitors, and the extra size spills over onto the second, an effect which looks really strange.

I looked through the settings dialogs and found nothing relevant. I found guides online that explain how to make a desktop shortcut create a maximized window, but I virtually always start Notepad++ via a context menu, so that tweak doesn't help.

I'm running the installed version of Notepad++ v6.3 on 64-bit Windows 8.1.

How can I make Notepad++ start with an actually maximized window?


How can I make Notepad++ start with an actually maximized window?

You need to upgrade your version (v6.3) of Notepad++.

There was a bug (fixed in v6.4):

Fix the bug of Window position not saved/restored properly

Source Notepad++ v6.4 new features and bug fixes


  • The latest version (as of 30 May 2016) is v6.9.2.
  • The version I am running (v6.8.6) remembers the size, position and windows state (minimised/normal/maximised) it had when I closed it after a restart.
  • Ah, that did it. Interestingly, the in-program updater didn't work (some sort of checksum error), so I got the updater from the web site, and automatic syntax highlighting was temporarily broken, but now everything is good. – Ben N May 29 '16 at 23:47
  • @BenN Perfect :p – DavidPostill May 29 '16 at 23:48

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