Suggested Enhancement: Handle Virtual Desktops properly
When you enable Virtual Desktops on recent versions of Windows 10, the behaviour of Notepad++ is not ideal. Virtual Desktops allows you to have multiple screens which you can shift between by a keystroke. You can thus have a “window” or “view” into a much larger screen area than the screen.
If you right-click on a file to open it in Notepad++, the program will check if the application is already opened, and then open the file in the running instance. If Notepad++ is open in another Virtual Desktop, the current “view” will change to that Desktop.
This is unlikely to be what the user wants.
In my opinion, the user wants to open a new instance of Notepad++ in the current Virtual Desktop.
If the file is already opened in an instance of Notepad++, then the user should have a choice
- Move the file edit to this window.
- Edit a copy
- Open in read only mode.
There are already open issues about virtual desktops on the github issue tracker. Suggest looking them up before you create something new.