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I would like to know how to get a vertical file switcher on the left side i.e. in the left sidebar in Notepad++ 5.5?

I would like to have something like this as shown from the gedit editor?

Gedit Files sidebar

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You need to enable the 'Document Switcher' in the Peferences->General tab (it's a check box).

Once it's been enabled you should be able to just drag the window by the title bar onto the left side (it can be a bit fiddly for NP++ to detect the new location).

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Nope that doesn't work. I would like to see the files in sidebar as we see in gedit, eclipse other editors and IDEs, etc –  mtk Aug 27 '12 at 13:33
You want the file Tabs on the left? Do you mean the Preferences setting General->Tab bar->Vertical? If not please post a screenshot. –  snowdude Aug 27 '12 at 20:02
No that is not I am looking for. That looks ugly, the tabs get 90 degree oriented. I need as shown as in the screenshot. Please check –  mtk Aug 27 '12 at 20:33
If the document switcher is not what you're looking for try the Window Manager plug-in (although I'm not sure it's supported any more). –  snowdude Aug 28 '12 at 7:57
I would have thought this solution should have worked even in NP++ 5.5. However, there are two (unrelated) "Document Switcher" settings. As snowdude mentions: Preferencs > General > Document Switcher > Show (Check this) should enable a docked side panel (on the left) with a list of your open documents. However, Preferences > MISC. > Document Switcher > Enable, enables the Ctrl+TAB functionality which results in a popup window that cannot be docked (and not so good if you have a lot of documents open). –  w3d Oct 5 '13 at 22:56
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