A mode to show opened files are saved or not?
I’m asking if there’s a solution (plugin or else) to te able to see if that the opened files in Notepad ++ are saved or not since the last modification I have been made in them. I mean some kind of little icon/sign or any kind of indicator by which this can be identified.
Hope someone could suggest some kind of solution for this and thank you!
It exists already, and is always(*) active.
By default, an unedited file will have a blue 3.5"-floppy-disk icon on the tabbar, an edited file will have a red disk on the tabbar and an asterisk will appear in the Window Title, and a read-only file will have a greyed-out disk icon.
With Settings > Preferences > General > Tab Bar > Alternate Icons checkmarked, they will convert to a green checkmark for unedited, yellow pencil for edited, and orange padlock for locked/read-only.
Once you save a file, it goes back to the “unedited” state.
(*: Even if you have the Tab Bar set to “hidden” in the preferences, the asterisk will affect the Window title. Hence, my assertion that the feature is always active.)
It wasn’t apparent for me, I guess mainly because when the tabs of any unsaved files are inactive, all the opened tabs disk icons look very similar in color (more bluish, than reddish, and maybe this could have a bit of an improvement sometime). But changing them to the checkmark and the pencil is more distinguishable and yet i guess is the answer to my request, so thank you!
That’s why that feature was added. (Personally, I wish the “alternate” icons were made the primary/default, but at least the option is there.)
Don’s philosophy is that new optional behavior is never the default. To me it would be better the other way around: If something better/fresher is made the default, users know about it; those that don’t like it (sometimes people just hate change, even when what has been changed is better) can always change it back. The way it is, I’m sure a lot of good new behavior is unbeknownst to a lot of users.