Suggested Enhancement: Handle Virtual Desktops properly



  • VIRTUAL DESKTOPS
    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.

    CURRENT BEHAVIOUR
    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.

    DESIRED BEHAVIOUR
    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

    1. Move the file edit to this window.
    2. Edit a copy
    3. Open in read only mode.

    #virtualdesktop



  • @Ulf-Samuelsson

    please see here for more information about feature and bug reports.



  • There are already open issues about virtual desktops on the github issue tracker. Suggest looking them up before you create something new.


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