Starting with UE v15.00 and UES v9.00 there are now two types of File Tabs
Only with Dockable
file tabs the Open Files
title bar is visible and has by default the X
symbol to close the open files tab bar. For more information about these two types of file tabs respectively document windows see How to configure the appearance of the open file tabs bar in UE v15.00 and later?
As many users accidentally closed the file tabs bar instead of closing the active file, IDM first added a confirmation prompt in UE v15.10 and UES v9.10. So when a user clicks on wrong X
the confirmation prompt opens giving the user the chance to cancel closing the open file tabs bar. Unfortunately many users closed the open files bar nevertheless because simply clicking on button OK without reading the message text.
At Advanced - Configuration - Application Layout - Advanced
there is since UE v14.10 and UES v6.60 the setting Disable all Workspace "Close" buttons
which removes the X
from the Open Files title bar and also from title bar of all other views. This setting can be used also to avoid accidental close of the open file tabs.
Last since UE v17.30 and UES v11.20 there is at Advanced - Configuration - Application Layout - File Tabs - Miscellaneous
the setting MDI close button closes active file (not file tabs)
. With this setting enabled clicking on X
in Open Files title bar results in closing the active file instead of the open file tabs.
So how to get back the Open File Tabs
First, in menu View
is the submenu Views/Lists
containing the menu item Open File Tabs
. If the icon left this menu item is not checked, the open file tabs bar is currently closed and simply clicking on the menu item opens the open file tabs bar.
Now the open file tabs bar can be still not visible because floating outside of visible screen area (multiple monitors) or below a window which is always on top like the Windows task bar. For such situations there is View - Views/Lists - Recover Floating Windows
which moves all floating views currently completely or partly outside the UltraEdit main window back into the main window of UltraEdit at nearest position in reference to the floating position outside the main window. Of course this command makes only sense if the UltraEdit main window itself is completely within visible area on a turned on monitor.
After using command Recover Floating Windows
the floating open file tabs bar is within the UE main window and can be docked again by either simply double clicking on the title bar of this window or using drag and drop to any side of the UE main window (most likely the top side).
The Open File Tabs bar could be also configured to auto-hide. In this case there is a tab on the side where the bar is docked with title Open Files
and mouse pointer must be moved over this tab to open the bar. Clicking on the pin symbol on right side of the Open Files title bar toggles auto-hide mode.
If the Open File Tabs bar cannot be restored by the available menu commands, it is possible to open %appdata%\IDMComp\UltraEdit\uedit32.in0
with Notepad while UltraEdit is not running and simply delete entire section [Dockbars.002Pane-143]
. The visibility of the Open File Tabs bar is remembered in the workspace file under [Dockbars.002BasePane-143]