How to Open Files in New Tab in NotePad Automatically on Windows 11?

How to Manage Multiple Text Files with Notepad’s New Tab View on Windows 11?

For many years, Notepad has been a go-to text editor for Windows users. However, It had several limitations, including difficulty in managing multiple text files at once.

This often meant having to switch between multiple Notepad windows, which was time-consuming and frustrating. But with the recent update of Windows 11, Microsoft announced Notepad version 11.2212.33.0.

How to Automatically Open Files in New Tab in NotePad

The new Notepad features multi-tab functionality. It is the ability to configure Notepad to open files in a new tab within the existing window.

From now on, whenever you double-click a file in File Explorer, it will automatically open in a new tab within the existing Notepad window instead of a new window.

How to Automatically Open Files in New Tab in NotePad

Here are Step-by-Step instructions

  1. Open up the Notepad Application.
  2. Find the “Setting” gear icon on the top right and click on it. How to Automatically Open Files in New Tab in NotePad step number 2
  3. Look for the Opening files section.
  4. In the option box select “Open in a New TabHow to Automatically Open Files in New Tab in NotePad step number 4

You can also use keyboard shortcuts like “Ctrl + N” or “Ctrl + T” to create a new tab and “Ctrl + W” to close a tab, making working with tabs works like browser tab shortcuts.

If your computer is running Windows 11 build 25281 or a newer version, you should have the updated version of Notepad that includes tabs.

However, if you don’t have the updated version, you can get it by going to the Microsoft Store Library section and clicking on the “Get Updates” button.

It will update Notepad to the latest version.

the Microsoft Store Library section notepad update

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How to Open Files in New Tab in NotePad Automatically on Windows 11?

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