[Feature Request] Auto Save Session
Based on its behaviour, I am assuming that Notepad++ saves session data when you shut it down. I say this because when I start it again, all of my previously opened tabs re-appear, including new tabs that have not been saved.
Unfortunately, this behaviour does not occur if the program is closed by the OS shutting down or by a crash. So that when restarting after either of these events, only the tabs that were present the last time it was manually shut down re-appear.
This happens weekly for me. I am running Windows, and, to help keep it somewhat stable, I have a scheduled reboot once a week. After these reboots, I lose my most recent tabs. The same can happen after a crash (such as from a power outage).
My suggestion: add an option to auto save the session data periodically.
behaviour does not occur if the program is closed by the OS shutting down
This seems unusual as for me this event does cause Notepad++ to retain that information. Can you post your ? (menu) -> Debug Info… data here?
…or by a crash
This kind of statement is really too vague to draw conclusions from. What crashes? Notepad++? What was happening at the time of crash? Etc…
Here is the debug info:
Notepad++ v7.5.4 (32-bit)
Build time : Jan 1 2018 - 01:47:45
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : ON
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll DSpellCheck.dll DSpellCheck2.dll mimeTools.dll NamedBookmarks.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll PythonScript.dll SpellChecker.dll WebEditU.dll
I’m sorry… “crash” was a poor choice of words. I should have said “improper shutdown”, for example a power outage (these are relatively frequent here).
I should add that I think that this is relatively recent behaviour. I’m fairly sure that this didn’t happen in the past, so it could be something in an update. I think this has only bothered me in the last “little while” (I auto re-boot once a week, so if this had always been the case I would have noticed). Since I auto re-boot every Sunday am, I noticed it again this morning and decided to post this. The time before this was mid-week after a re-boot caused by a Windows update. Unfortunately, I have a poor sense of time, so I can’t honestly say how recently (or how many updates ago) I think it worked. My sense is that this is relatively recent. Sorry that I can’t be more specific. I’ve been using this program for many, many years, and use auto updates.