How choose alternate Tab Bar icon in Notepad++

Notepad++ is the most popular text editor that offers a variety of customization options to improve your editing experience. One such option is the ability to choose an alternate tab bar icon, which can help you quickly identify the contents of each tab. Here are the steps you need to follow to choose alternate tab bar icons in Notepad++:

  1. Open Notepad++
  2. Go to Menu: Settings -> Tab Bar -> check Alternate icons checkbox
  3. Click close.
  4. You would now see that the tab icon has changed from a floppy disk icon to a pencil when the tab has unsaved changes and a green tick icon when the tab file is saved.
Alternate icons for Tab Bar Notepad++.

In the example below, there are two tabs visible - one tab shows the saved icon, while the other tab shows the unsaved icon.

Saved file alternate icon Notepad++ tab.

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