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I'm trying to have a single tab open with more than one file, such that when I run bulk replaces, searches, or other macros, and such that when I want to browse through my application, I won't have to change tabs.

It should simply look something like this:

----begin file: a.java
package alphabet;
public class a{
----end file: a.java
----begin file: b.java
package alphabet;
public class b{
----end file: b.java
----begin file: z.java

This seems terribly convenient, so I wonder if there shouldn't already be something in existence? Of course, this wouldn't be 'pane'-based browsing. It would simply read like a normal tab.

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I'm not sure about notepad++ but I know in sublime you can search directories and return all hits in a single file, which gives you part of what you are looking for. –  Devon Parsons Apr 9 at 4:38
notepad++ does search and replace across open tabs. It doesn't look like it does for macros though. –  Paul Apr 9 at 4:39
@Paul Looking for this specifically. Familiar with the all-open-files search and replace functions. –  Wolfpack'08 Apr 9 at 4:42

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