Arrangement of Multi-line Tabs in Alphabetic Order

  • Is there a way of arranging of Multi-line Tabs in Alphabetic Order please?

  • Hello Colinsforum,

    Pretty easy, indeed !

    First, I would advice you to BACKUP your active session.xml configuration file, just in case you’ll not like the new layout !

    Depending on your initial N++ installation ( With the installer OR from a ZIP or 7Z archive ), it may be located :

    • In the same folder as Notepad++ .exe, in case of local installation

    • In case of classic installation, with the installer, you probably find it :

      • In %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++, for a W7, W8 or W10 configuration

      • In %AppData%\Notepad++, for a XP or Vista configuration

    So, close any instance of N++ and BACKUP, for instance, the session.xml file as BKP_session.xml

    Now, just follow the few steps,below :

    • Open N++

    • Choose the menu option Window - Windows…

    => A new window, named Windows, is displayed

    • Left-click on the top of the first column, labelled Name

    => The list of all your opened files, in your current N++ session, are sorted, alphabetically !

    • Then, click, to the right, on the Sort tabs button

    => All the tabs, are now displayed, in an alphabetic way :-))

    Et voilà !

    Best Regards,


    P.S. :

    If you don’t like it :

    • Delete your session.xml file

    • Rename your BKP_session.xml as session.xml !

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