Pinning/Locking a Tab
Thank you for an amazing Editor… Can the programmers and Community possibly think of the option to lock a tab like you pin a tab in Opera/Chrome ?
I spend 8 hours daily in Notepad++ and use it for various of tasks not just programming.
If the option to lock a tab and make it stay fixed to the left (also becoming small like opera / chrome does) like the browsers do i can be assured it wont go away.
I have tried various other Programs and even plug-ins in Notepad++ but they all detract from working. if simply being able to switch between tabs to edit my task list. or even snippets, which i keep in a text file, then it will be so much easier.Quicker…
Now my snippets and task list go all over the place being just another tab open in Notepad++.
Comments for my suggestion welcome ?
May be, I misunderstand you, but are you searching for that menu option, below ?
Settings - Preferences - Backup - Session snapshot and periodic backup - Remember current session for next launch
With that option, you can keep, on next start of N++, all the tabs opened, in the previous session !
I don’t think that is what Sam wanted. What he (and I) would like is to be able to lock tab while working in Notepad++. This way, when you right click on some other tab and select “Close All BUT This”, locked tabs will remain open. They also can’t be closed until unlocked. And they are all grouped to the left on TAB line.
I see this has been asked a few years ago.
Is there any chance this feature will be added?
Ok, so it isn’t a feature. But…is it really that hard to simulate it? Move such tabs (via drag/drop) to the leftmost positions of your tab set, and never close them. Done.
This way, when you right click on some other tab and select “Close All BUT This”, locked tabs will remain open.
And in my approach (posting immediately above), to do the equivalent, you right-click the rightmost tab that you want in your (simulated) locked group, then choose “Close All to the Right”.
@alan-kilborn the problem with this is while I am editing 50 html pages at the same time and want to close all but a few PINNED or locked tabs at the front, I usually end up clothing one of them by accident. By being able to PIN or lock a tab that would never happen again. They would aways remain open.
Not sure why “Close All to the Right” doesn’t suit.
That said, if it really doesn’t suit @knightsmmedia’s desires (or @Sander-Bouwhuis , or anyone else who cares about this request), then they would be well-advised to read our FAQ on how to make an official feature request, because no amount of talking about it here will ever result in any action being taken by the developers. Once such a feature request is made, they should paste a link to that specific request in this discussion, so that future readers can easily look into whether it’s ever been implemented.
Once such a feature request is made
Well, one doesn’t really have to make such a feature request, as there have already been several (see HERE and visually parse to find relevant ones). Interested readers of this thread can add their comments to an appropriate existing issue, perhaps THIS one being the most obvious?
perhaps THIS one being the most obvious
Thanks for finding that. When writing up my last response, I didn’t have time to do the searching for them, and I thought the FAQ entry encouraged searching for existing issues.
But when you posted this, I checked the FAQ and saw that it only slightly mentioned searching for old issues before posting a new one. I have fleshed out the Feature Request / But Report FAQ to make that more prominent. (I also pinned it to the top of the FAQ list so it’s easier to find.)
Sometimes, I do have a sharp wit.