same file side by side in full view



  • Is there a way to have same file opened at least twice but in full view, not in different pane as already described here. I know it is possible to implement, because “sublime text” has it for years now and I am waiting to enjoy the same in notepad++!



  • @notepad347

    what about using Clone to other view and
    then press F11 or F12 (note, click first in document before using those shortcuts)?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • “Clone to other view” opens new panel. I would like to have in same panel / window, the whole panel /window.



  • @notepad347
    about what feature do you talk, meaning how could you do this in Sublime?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • I am sorry that I was not clear, will try better now.
    In sublime, open a file, then go to “File” > “New view into file”. I get the same file open again, but in new tab, side by side in the same pane, as I would opened another file, but it is actually the same as already. It works in sublime out of the box. Thank you



  • @notepad347

    OK, now I understand what you mean but actually I don’t see how one can benefit from it.
    Meaning if you change text in the first tab, text gets automatically changed in the second tab.
    Makes sense as I think that the second tab is just a another pointer to the same object the first
    tab refers to. May I polity ask you, why do you need this?

    To answer the question, no, there is no way, currently, to get this in npp but to be honest, I don’t see
    why it should be implemented at all - maybe you can clarify the idea behind, which may help that
    one thinks it is worth to spent time coding such functionality.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • This kind of new view into file, enables me to see more of the file, than if I open a new view also in new pane. Because it is in “full view” or entire view of the window. If I have to open a new pane, existing pane is in the way of seeing the file in entire window. Yes, I can resize the pane. But that is unnecessary distraction / clicking. Surly authors of Sublime saw benefits, other way they would not spend time for it. Also crimson editor had it, but unfortunately no longer in development.
    I was afraid, that I would get a negative response, because I have a feeling that tabs in Notepad++ are be implemented in a way, that prevents this kind of functionality.



  • Thank you for clarification.
    Am I right to say that the main purpose of this feature is
    that you, for example, view lines 1-30 in one tab
    and, let’s say, 50-80 in the other tab. And instead of scrolling
    the whole document you just switch to the other tab?

    Same applies to horizontal scrolling but are there other
    hidden features ;-)

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Claudia-Frank Yes. That way, I can work on the same file in multiple places in the file. Plus, I work most of the time on laptop, and that is why the size of the view point is important to me. I was for a wile opening the same file as “Open in new instance”, so I had a full windows view. But the problem with this approach is, that I can not edit both file at once. After I save a file in one instance, I lost changes I made in another instance of notepad++.


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