Is there a way to disable Notepad++ tabs?

I would like to open each file in a new window. Not necessarily in a new instance but there should be a new tab in the windows task bar as well. Essentially I want Notepad++ mimic MS Notepads behaviour in regards to open multiple files. I'm using Notepad++ in it's portable version, so I would prefer but not limit a possible answer to a solution that works with it.

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    Settings > General > Tab Bar > Hide is the closest. – DavidPostill Oct 27 '19 at 20:01
  • @DavidPostill already tried it, only hides the tab bar, doesn't change notepads behaviour at all. – Albin Oct 27 '19 at 20:04
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    You need to play with Settings > Preferences > Multi Instance as well but close all your tabs first. – DavidPostill Oct 27 '19 at 20:07
  • @DavidPostill I did as well, still doesn't give me the desired behaviour, quite a few use cases where it still opens in tabs. – Albin Oct 27 '19 at 20:25
  • Did you restart after making the changes? – DavidPostill Oct 27 '19 at 20:49

You can mimick this by opening each file from outside of Notepad++ using a command with multiInst command-line parameter:

notepad++.exe C:\myfile.txt -multiInst

and later

notepad++.exe C:\anotherfile.txt -multiInst


You can put this into a batch file and then use it to open anything in Notepad++.

I am not saying you should attempt to open a file from the inside of Notepad++ (menu File > Open) if you say that based on what you tried this way is unreliable.

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