File tab on menu bar suddenly way too large



  • I generally use NPP in a smaller windowed tab, and things work fine. But all of a sudden, the File tab covers half the screen when clicked on for seemingly no reason, making things quite a bit harder. What do I do?



  • @plasmaster09

    Do you mean like
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    vs

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    The “recent files list” affects the width of the File menu.

    If you clear the list, it will shrink down as shown in the second screenshot.

    If you change Settings > Preferences > Recent Files History settings, you can affect things: by setting Only File Name on, it will look more like:

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    Or if you Customize Maximum Length, you can choose how much room to allow for filenames, and it will use an ... ellipsis to make them short enough.

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    Or you can put it in a submenu so that it’s the submenu that’s wide:

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    Note: sometimes, it won’t immediately shrink down if you change one of the representations that takes less room; if you clear the list (via File > Empty Recent Files List), it will shrink down, and the next time a file gets added to the Recent Files List (after you close a file), it will be the thinner width; or,if you exit Notepad++ completely and re-run it, it should resize to fit as well.



  • @plasmaster09 said in File tab on menu bar suddenly way too large:

    But all of a sudden, the File tab covers half the screen when clicked on for seemingly no reason, making things quite a bit harder. What do I do?

    Best to do would have been to paste a screenshot of it, so people don’t have to guess at what you’re talking about.


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