Is there a way to group tabs in Notepad++?
I frequently end-up with 30 or more tabs (files) opened, and it’s becoming quite hard to figure out which tab I want to switch to.
If I could group them per affinity (one tab-bar per group?), that would be a good start.
How about Document List?
As of 2022 the Document List panel has a button on the toolbar
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General and under the
Document List Panel heading, select the
A vertical list of all open tabs opens on the left. I’m talking about Notepad++ version 6.3. Don’t know about earlier.
Notepad++ has session management built-in;
EDIT: as of NppV6.5.4, Session Manager Plugin needs to be downloaded from Plugin Manager. It does not have a tool bar button and needs to be activated from Plugin -> Session Manager after install
View -> Project -> Project panel #
works for me. You can add projects with their own files and directories as you like.
This makes it a lot easier to work with a lot of files from a lot of different folders from a lot of different projects.
Go to Settigs > Preferences > General > Tab Bar check the multiline box to show your tabs in multiple lines.
File Switcher plugin may (or may not) suit your needs. It presents a sortable list, and has partial-title quick-search…
You can find it here: Directory for Notepad++ plugins
Here is a summary from the Plugins page:
“… a little plugin that switches between files, by entering any part of the filename. It’s handy if you don’t like taking your hands off the keyboard to switch files. Formerly known as Keyboard File Switcher.”
I found the perfect solution here: Notepad++ Tips and Tricks
Create new tab group: Similar to Visual Studio’s New Vertical Tab Group, you can view documents (or tabbed groups of documents) side-by-side using View > Move/Clone Current Document > Move to Other View. F8 then toggles between these views. Choosing to Clone effectively implements split screen and any changes made to one view of the document will be replicated in the other.
Not really an answer because I’m not aware of any specific tab management plug-ins, but it might be worth looking at. It’s a plug-ib for NPP called Window Manager, it allows a slightly different view of open documents via a dockable window.
I have it installed in NPP and it’s useful when there are multiple tabs open. It can be found at the bottom of the NPP plugins page
Sort the files or tabs in alphabetical order in notepad++
- Click on Document list on the toolbar,
- A small window is opened to the left side.
- Click on Name to get the sorted list alphabetically.
This may suit your needs too: as of Notepad 8.1.9 (Oct 2021), I just selected View -> Document List (which can be sorted).
I can recommend my own plugin NavigateTo. More information: https://github.com/young-developer/nppNavigateTo/blob/master/README.md
Navigate To is a new and efficient way to quickly navigate between tabs(files) in your Notepad++. It allows you to search for a symbol or filename, filepath by matching against a keyword you type in, and get a real time preview while going through the search results by Shift key.
And YES indeed you can uncheck the Multi-line option, in the Preferences > General > Tab Bar zone because you don’t need the multi-lines tab feature anymore 🙂