Notepad++ multi-window shortcut

These techniques allow a Windows development machine to use Notepad++ more effectively.

Notepad++ from command line: add to user environment variable Path the binary path of Notepad++. This allows using notepad++ from the Windows Terminal.

Notepad++ shortcut icon open a new window: when using multiple virtual desktops, by default Notepad++ snaps to the other desktop when clicking the Notepad++ start menu icon. Make the Notepad++ icon open a new Notepad++ window by editing the Notepad++ start menu shortcut, appending -multiInst to the right and outside of the quoted full Target path to notepad++.exe.