Sunday, October 2, 2016

Multiple Notepad++ instances

Notepad will allow multiple instances to be present.  This isn't a huge problem with windows prior to 10 with workspaces, but with windows 10, you get workspaces, and want to edit things on each workspace.

this is a simple fix to the shortcut on launch.

On Windows 10, there is a "pin to start' capability, so the trick is to copy the notepad++ shortcut, rename it, and add the shortcut option to the copy.

option is:  -multiInst

Pin that one to the start menu.

  1. Create a new shortcut to your notepad++.exe
  2. Go to Properties of the shortcut (Right-click on it)
  3. Append -multiInst to the target line. It should look like this 

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