Is there an easy way to organize all of my NPP tabs?
Let’s say I have 100+ files in NPP open. Is there an easy way to manage, sort or organize them?
@Shaun-Roselt Yes, there are several ways to sort tabs.
Assuming Npp 7.3.3, you will need to replace the binary with the one I posted here or wait until Npp 7.3.4 is released.
Required: Settings->Preferences->General->Uncheck “Lock (no drag and drop)”
Recommended: Settings->Preferences->General->Check “Multi-line”
- Select the desired tab and then hold shift while scrolling mousewheel
- Left click a tab and then drag it where you want it.
- Window->Windows…->Sort tabs (not presently available(?))
Okay thank you. I think I will wait for 7.3.4 and then update to it.
What I would like is to be able to basically have different tabs with a name I gave for that tab and then when I click on the tab it basically gives me a dropdown menu with all the files I added to that tab.
Or even the ability to simply have a folder as a tab with the files within the folder as dropdown items.
Settings>Preferences>Document List Panel Pane - Check Show.
This will add the very useful Document list to the left hand side of your NPP instance. You can sort the open documents by name or extension.
View > Folder as Workspace > right click, select Add, Add your project folders.
This will add a pane that will allow you to open any file from a sorted list based on it’s root directory. As I keep my projects in separate folders this is very handy.
Erm, you use Window->Windows…->Sort tabs by clicking “Name”, “Path”, or “Type” and then the “Sort tabs” button will be available.
To be more accurate, the List Panel is located at Settings>Preferences>General>Document List Panel>Check “Show”
With Folder Workspace, it’s a very nice feature indeed.