How to open a new tab in Notepad++


Notepad++ lets you work with multiple files at a time, each file when opened will load in a new tab, if you want to open a new blank tab to draft your text, code, or some text in it, you can do it in two ways one by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + N buttons, or by going to menu File -> New.

Opening a new Tab in Notepad++ using Keyboard Shortcut

  1. Open Notepad++
  2. If its fresh you will see new 1, press Ctrl (Control) + N, it will open new tab new 2
  3. If you press Ctrl + N again it will open new 3 and so on...

⚡️ You can also press Alt + F to expand File Menu and then either press enter (as the New tab is the first option that will be highlighted by default) or press the N button.

Opening a new Tab in Notepad++ using Menu Option

  1. Open Notepad++
  2. Go to File,
  3. Select New
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