How to change order of document?

  • How to programmatically change the order of opened document?

    PS. Please don’t tell me about ability to di this with mouse - i mean only programmatically. :)

  • @Oleksandr

    by sending a WDN_NOTIFY message of type WDT_SORT

  • @Oleksandr

    ok, i will not show you how to sort tabs alphabetically by using the mouse … i will show you how to do it by using the KEYBOARD ;-)

    sort tabs alphabetically by using the keyboard:
    (this example is for english notepad++ localisation only)

    • hold down the [alt] key (keep it pressed until further notice)
    • press the keys [w] [w] [t] sequentially (one after the other)
    • release the [alt]key
    • press the [esc] key

    short summary: alt+wwt > esc

    note: the letters wwt will vary, depending on your notepad++ localisation, which i am not aware of.

    regarding “programmatically”:
    unfortunately messages, as used for example in macros, don’t work with the “window” menu, so i currently don’t know how to do that programmatically with the built in functions.

  • Hello, @oleksandr, and All,

    If you have a lot of tabs, opened in Notepad++ and you are a little lost to find a specific tab, you may be interested by the excellent NavigateTo plugin. :-)) of Oleksii Maryshchenko ! Refer below :

    With that plugin, you won’t need the multi-line Tab Bar feature any more, and you’ll get a large editor window, whatever your number of opened tabs ;-))

    • Hit the default Ctrl + , shortcut or click on the Plugins > NavigateTo > Tabs option

    • Type in some chars in the Search / Filter zone

    • The total of files listed ( filtered or not ) is displayed in the title bar

    • Double-click on the desired file or hit the Enter key to select it and close the NavigateTo window

    • Hold down the Alt key and hit the Up or Down arrows to open and navigate in the search history list

    • Hold down the Shift key and hit the Up and Down arrows to use the real-time preview feature

    Remarks :

    • In last N++ versions, you’ll need to create a NavigateTo folder in your active Plugins folder and move the NavigateTo.dll library, inside

    • The Esc key closes the NavigateTo window

    • The | character, at beginning of the search zone invert the action of the search. For instance, |txt would display all files without extension .txt and |. would only list files without extension !

    • The NavigateTo window is re-sizable

    • The saved tabs/files are displayed in black color, unsaved ones are displayed in red color and read-only tabs/files are displayed in gray

    • If you have some tabs in the secondary N++ view, a new View column occurs, between the name and path columns

    Best Regards,


  • @guy038

    nice, i’ve just installed NavigateTo using plugins admin, and it comes in very, very handy.

    i often have at least five (!!!) multi tab lines opened, and often only remember either just a part of the path or a part of the file name.

    i’ve used your description [ctrl]+[,] > enter a small path part > hit [enter] and voilà, i’m quicker than ever before 👍

    also the case insensitive “not containing” search is very nice using path parts. i can now use |notepad to search for everything that does not have “notepad” anywhere in it’s path or filename.

    btw. it is always nice to read as much as i can, because i seem to profit from many user questions, because many of them get answers that are leading to cool and useful things, some of which i didn’t even know existed 😃

  • @guy038 completely offtop

  • Yep, all replies with the exception of possibly Eko’s are off-topic. Sometimes people reply this way in order to give future readers hints about how to accomplish something tangentially-related. It’s OK.

  • Hello, @Oleksandr

    Follow these steps, To change order of document:

    Step 1 :-First and foremost, add some marking letters or numbers before the section contents
    and apply them with the same level of heading style.
    Step 2 :-Next click “View” tab.
    Step 3 :-Then check the “Navigation Pane” box in “Show” group.
    Step 4 :-Now there shall be the navigation pane on the screen. You can see all sections with the
    same level of heading style applied are there. You just need to click and drag it to the
    position you want

    I hope above Information will be useful for you.
    Thank you.

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