How about a prompt to save on exit when established files are changed?



  • The backup feature is great. I love being able to make temp notes without having to explicitly save them supplying a file name and location. However, I would greatly appreciate a prompt to save on exit regarding those files that are already established with a file name (not the temp ones which I haven’t explicitly saved). An icon indicating whether an established file has unsaved changes would also be helpful.



  • I now see that files with unsaved changes are marked with a red disc while saved ones are blue. Maybe there is a more intuitive way visualizing this? How about using a *, like for instance Visual Studio?



  • An icon indicating whether an established file has unsaved changes would also be helpful.

    I now see that files with unsaved changes are marked with a red disc while saved ones are blue.

    There you have it. Good enough for me.



  • Being color-blind, I find the blue/red icon colors to be very difficult to see. A character such as an asterisk (*) would be much better IMHO. Otherwise, is there a way to customize the colors?

    Rich



  • From the user manual:

    When you edit a file, Notepad++ will mark the file as edited, allowing you to save it if you wish to store these changes. To indicate a file is edited, the icon in the tab bar will turn red and an asterisk (*) will be displayed in the title bar before the filename if that file is active.



  • However, I would greatly appreciate a prompt to save on exit regarding those files that are already established with a file name (not the temp ones which I haven’t explicitly saved).

    Settings / Preferences / Backup
    Uncheck “Remember current session for next launch”. This will ask you to save it before close.
    I know this defeats the purpose. But all unsaved documents are restored from backup if checked.



  • Maybe it is possible by writing a little python script which checks on application
    shutdown if files, which are modified and have been saved already, exists.
    Maybe - because I didn’t try it so I’m not sure if the script can really do it.
    Let us know if you want to go this way.

    Cheers
    Claudia


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