I like to keep all my open documents on a desktop in a single window. The single instance option works great for this when I only have one desktop open. However, when I have more than one desktop I would like any newly opened documents to show up in the current desktop.
Multi-instance mode allows me to do this, but then I have to manually move each new window into the already-existing one for the current desktop. It would be great if Notepad++ could do this for me automatically.
which operating system do you use. Afair windows >=8 supports this.
What Victor is saying is that, while you can have a Notepad++ window open on each desktop using Multi-Instance mode, whenever you open something outside of notepad (for example, by right clicking > Edit with Notepad++), it always opens an entirely new Notepad++ instance for just that document even if there is already an instance of Notepad++ open on that desktop. Ideally it should be able to tell whether an instance is open in the active desktop and, if so, open the document there.
Why not just drag the file over to Notepad++ and drop it? That also works.