Notepad++ compare icons explained

Notepad++ compare iconsHere’s a brief explanation of the Notepad++ compare icons which are surprisingly undocumented:


  • Green plus symbol = line added
  • Red minus symbol = line deleted
  • Yellow exclamation mark symbol = line changed
  • Blue arrow symbol = line moved


You can access the compare menu from Plugins, Compare, Compare or by simply selecting Alt-D. You need to load the 2 files to compare first and have them as the last 2 on your tabbed list.

2 Responses to “Notepad++ compare icons explained”

  1. ron

    perfect thanks,

    I’ve been trying to make things happen when I click them etc etc. duh


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