Is it possible to have more than 2 (3 or 4) clone view of a file in the same notepad++ instance?

If yes - how? Any plugin for this purpose? Thank you.

  • I wish this was the case as a native function of Notepad++, but I don't think this is so. I ended up downloading Programmer's Notepad so that I could have a lightweight copy of my file open side by side. – Ryan Feb 12 '14 at 21:23
  • @Ryan notepad++ permits 2 clone views. Does Programmer's Notepad permit more than 2 clone views? – ihtus Feb 12 '14 at 21:44
  • I'm not sure how to clone view in Programmer's Notepad. I'm very new to it. – Ryan Feb 12 '14 at 21:59
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    I wanted to do the same with Notepad++ open multiple files each in it's own view, not instance. Since it's not possible i've switched to Sublime2 editor which allows for multiple files to be open in their own panel – Anagio Jun 7 '14 at 17:02
  • I want 3 views of the same file in one instance so editing one view instantly updates the other 2 views. This would be ideal for HTML editing: 1st view on the style section, 2nd view on the script section, 3rd view on the HTML section. Bouncing up and down for cross-referencing all the time really slows down the workflow. – user3015682 Jul 30 '19 at 19:31

There's neither a functionality like this in or a plugin for Notepad++ as of yet.

For what it's worth, the next best thing would be multiple instances. You can always open another instance of Notepad++ by either

  • appending the -multiInst command line switch to a Notepad++ shortcut or
  • right-clicking on a tab and selecting Open in new instance
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    Just a hint: Instead of appending the shortcut, running notepad++ -multiInst may be better for one time use. – Memet Olsen Nov 14 '17 at 15:27

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