I have had a little look around for the answer for this, but not too sure if I'm using the correct wording :/

Basically, my little sister is using notepad++ to learn some coding, and she has butter fingers, so keeps un-docking the documents. This causes like 17 different notepad++ windows to be open.

Is there a way to stop this from happening?


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Use the Lock (no drag and drop) tab Option under Preferences-> General.

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You will not be able to drag your tab bar to rearrange, and this will limit you from dragging it out of the parent window to create a new notepad++ window.

  • Cool, cheers, I'll give it a go when I get back home :D May 24, 2014 at 12:48
  • Preferences is under Settings for Settings > Preferences Mar 5, 2016 at 16:32

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