This has been a frustration for a while - I am trying to figure out how to configure Notepad++ (now at v5.6.8 Unicode) to use a proxy server with a specific username and password when connecting to check for updates. At the moment I get a dialog stating:
couldn't connect to host
When setting up the Plugin Manager I have given it the proxy server address in the form:
username:password@server-address and supplied the port in the separate box - which works (although somewhat uncomfortable as this exposes my username/password).
How can I achieve the equivalent with the main update configuration? I've searched extensively on both the Notepad++ wiki and Google with no success other than a possible reference to using a local proxy to force connections to gateway properly.