Is it possible to get rid of the function folding margin on Notepad++? It seems like the sort of thing that should be in the prefs but I'm not seeing it anywhere.


In notepad++ v5.9.6.2 it's an option in the preferences. Under the "Editing" tab. They call it "Folder Margin Style". You can now select "none".

I think the more generic term for it is code folding.


I found someone else asking the same question on SourceForge

The solution is claimed to be:

If you go into langs.xml and comment out the Language tags for file extensions that you want, for me it's PHP, Perl and VBS, then restart Notepad++ and VOILA!!! No more annoying folder margins.

I hope it helps.

  • Hmm. All that seemed to do was disable most of the syntax highlighting. The folding margin is still stubbornly stuck to the side of the window. – izb Aug 24 '09 at 14:15
  • Well it's hard to find any reference of what your asking for :-( I wonder if Notepad++ calls folding margin something else... – Ivo Flipse Aug 24 '09 at 15:38
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    There are no options for hiding the folding margin. You can only change the style of the folding margin, unfortunately. – alex Aug 25 '09 at 10:38

You can add this macro to the Macros section of shortcuts.xml to make a shortcut Ctrl+Alt+H to hide the fold margin. I haven't yet found a way to make the macro auto-execute, so for now you just have to manually hide it for each buffer...

<Macro name="Hide Fold Margin" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="no" Key="83">
    <Action type="0" message="2242" wParam="2" lParam="0" sParam="" />

See also: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/notepad-plus/index.php?title=Margins

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