Please add Show Document List back to preferences instead of View menu only
I love the Document List, but in the past few upgrades, it has disappeared from the General menu of Preferences. Please add this back or enable the ability to remember the last setting. Every time I upgrade, I have to re-open all of my instances, going to each one and enabling the Document List in the View menu.
Please add this back
Not likely to happen, even if you asked in the right place. It was moved to put it with all the other Panels in the View menu on purpose, because it makes more sense there (and because when it’s there, it allows a assigning keyboard shortcut using the Preferences > Shortcut Mapper – with that shortcut, you can easily toggle the state without using menus).
enable the ability to remember the last setting
It does remember that setting already.
Try this experiment: close all Notepad++ instances. Open one Notepad++. Turn on the Document List from the View menu. Close Notepad++. Open Notepad++ again: notice that it remembers that you had the Document List on and still shows it.
Every time I upgrade, I have to re-open all of my instances,
Well of course: upgrades don’t affect a currently-running process.
going to each one and enabling the Document List in the View menu.
Nope. Open one instance. Set that. Exit Notepad++ to make sure it saves the setting. After that, every instance you open will default to Document List panel being visible.
(This assumes you only have one normal installation of Notepad++. If you have multiple installations – maybe multiple portable editions – then you will have to do that process once for each installation; but the same would be true if it were still a General Preference, so I doubt that’s what you meant.)
Interesting, I did lots of experimenting after someone mentioned sessions to me, and found the following sequence:
- Only one instance open of Notepad++
license.txt(closing anything else first)
- File > Save Session… =>
- File > Close All
- Settings > Preferences > Multi-Instance & Date > Multi-Instance = Open Session in new instance
- View > Document List turned on
- Exit Notepad++ and restart
- At this point, the Document List is still visible
- File > Load Session… => pick
- It opens
license.txtin a second Notepad++ instance, but this instance does not have Document List visible
- Exit the second instance of Notepad++
- Exit the first instance of Notepad++
- Restart Notepad++ to prove that Document List is still visible, which proves that the setting is still in effect
This confirms your issue.
I was going to point you to the FAQ for where to submit bug reports, but it turns out issue #9710 already shows a report of the same issue: “Document List panel is not shown when new instance is run”.