Save cursor position when reloading from disk

2005-12-09
2012-11-13
  • tomstrummer
    tomstrummer
    2005-12-09

    I use nppp for viewing log files a lot.  So it's great that I can reload the file when it detects a change on disk. 

    The only problem is, when nppp reloads the file, it is scrolled back to the top of the file, so I lose my position.  Would it be possible  to make nppp automatically scroll back down to the previous location after reloading the file from disk?  This would be a great new feature.

    Thanks!

     
    • I really need this feature. It would be very cool if this can be added in the next release.

       
    • tomstrummer
      tomstrummer
      2005-12-12

      Does anyone else think this sounds like a good idea? 

       
      • peterox
        peterox
        2006-02-17

        Absolutely. Without it I don't find Notepad++ usable. So a big vote from here.

         
    • yep, that would be *very* useful.

      that's one of the reasons I decided to drop Notepad2, which is another fine Scintilla based Notepad-replacement (although having only a few of the features Notepad++ has)

       
      • Don HO
        Don HO
        2005-12-15

        I'll consider it.

        Don

         
        • That's good to hear. Thanks in advance.

           
    • N++ should tail and restore position when files are reloaded.

      While it would be nice if N++ could restore the exact original position, it would be almost as good and much easier just to restore the original position and let the user jump a few screens.

       
    • jmg_
      jmg_
      2006-02-27

      The last comment has me lost, but it
      certainly should TRY and go to the same location,
      I think on a Line#,Column# basis.

      If the new file is much shorter, then it must
      stop at file-end, or if the line is much
      shorter, it should stop on line end.

      Line#,Column# is more natural than CharCount
      position.