Notepad++ Split Screen (Move to Other View)

This guide will show you how to use split screen in Notepad++. This is an easy to use feature that really helps when comparing two documents. Often times I will use this when writing code so that I can see related code that I am writing at the same time.

I am not sure why Notepad++ made this common feature so hard to find. What a generic name “Other View”, that is not obvious of what it does. It makes me wonder if there is someone who could tell us how this feature wound up with this name. Anyways, to the instructions…

First thing we need to do is have the two documents open that we would like to see side by side. Then, we will Right Click on the tab of the document that we would like to be in the right panel of the slit screen, and click on Move to Other View.

Notepad++ Right Click - Move To Other View

After click on Move to Other View you will now have your documents in a split screen layout. You can see in my split screen below I have index.php file on the left pane and a new 1 document on the right pane.

Notepad++ Split Screen

Using split screen on Notepad++ is very easy if you know what to look for in the menu options. What kind of benefits do you gain from using split screen? Leave a comment below to get the conversation started!

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5 thoughts on “Notepad++ Split Screen (Move to Other View)”

  1. Many thanks for your help with the notepad++ split-screen mystery.
    Thanks to you I can now continue with some debugging of our new responsive menus on
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  2. How do I split the screen for two different html imputs?

    • I’m not sure what you are asking. Could you give me some more details? Would you like to have two separate HTML files open at the same time in split screen mode?

  3. How do you close it ?

    • To close it, you can hit the ‘X’ next to the tab name.


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