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I'm not really sure what to call the "minimap" feature of a text editor.

For example, Sublime Text has what I would call a Minimap feature. A skinny map on the left side where you can click to get to different parts of the file.

Seems like there would be a Notepad++ plugin for this.

Anybody know?

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The new version of NP++ (6.0) has document map feature. Go View->Document Map. Document map or minimap will appear right hand side of the editor

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Thanks @crucified soul – Stat-R Apr 16 '12 at 13:31

I am not aware of any plugin like that, but Notepad++ has a Function List plugin which lists your function on the side, which helps with navigation a little. Google "Notepad++ function list plugin" for information

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If you use only one of Notepad++'s 2 frames (views) at a time, you use this hack:

  1. Make the splitter between the frames vertical (if horizontal, right-click on the splitter and select Rotate to Left).
  2. Right-click the tab of the file you wish to edit and select Clone to other view.
  3. Click the view you wish to make the minimap and do Ctrl + Mousewheel-down until the font size is as small as possible/desired.
  4. Check View > Synchronize Vertical Scrolling and optionally View > Synchronize Horizontal Scrolling.

Now scrolling either the "minimap" or normal view scrolls the other. Sadly, text selections are not replicated.

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You sure you don't mean "Synchronize Vertical Scrolling"? – Oliver Salzburg Feb 21 '12 at 14:21
@Oliver: You may want to synchronize horizontal scrolling as well if you have long lines. – Lèse majesté Apr 16 '12 at 7:11

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