Notepad++ Editor supports tabs. If you have multiple tabs open with different files and want to associate a particular color to tabs to identify or recognize from others, Notepad++ now allows you to natively do that with a new tab coloring option available in the context menu.
- You can now add color to individual tabs in Notepad++
- Colored tabs will be saved and available in the next session when you open Notepad++ next time.
- Tab coloring supports light and dark mode
Notepad++ supports multiple programming languages.
No wonder, most open PHP, text, and other language files and work on them in different tabs.
All tabs by default appear with a grey color and are difficult to distinguish.
How about applying a different color to each tab from various colors? The Colored Tabs feature is now available in Notepad++ v8.4.6 released on September 29, 2022:
How to add color to Tabs in Notepad++
- Launch Notepad++
- Open a couple of files to test the feature.
- Right-click on the tab and select Apply Color to Tab
- Choose from various colors available:
You need to repeat the same for each and every tab you want to apply color in Notepad++.
How to Remove Color from Tabs in Notepad++
- Right-click on tab
- Hover over “Apply Color to Tab”
- Select Remove color
Removing colors if you’ve applied to multiple tabs could be a cumbersome job.
Above are instructions on how to apply and remove color to/from tabs in Notepad++. You can check out new features and important changes version 8.4.6 has brought to Notepad++
- Add change History markers for document saved/unsaved/undone modification
- Add setting tab color ability
- Make the tab context menu less cluttered by adding a sub-menu.
You can download Notepad++ from here.
Notepad++ latest release makes it easier to color individual tabs.
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