Multiple Views Text Editor

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 20, 2011
Software, Windows, Windows software

MilkJack Multiple Views Text Editor is a specialized software program that allows Windows users to display the same text file in a single editor window multiple times. Without the program, the only option that you had to display contents of the same file on the desktop was to align multiple text editor windows next to each other. If you had to move one, you'd had to re-align the others.

The portable text editor displays information in its window on startup. You add a text document to the program by dragging and dropping it into the program interface.

As you can see on the screenshot below, the editor comes without buttons and menus. All you have at your disposal is the mouse and a handful of keyboard shortcuts to work with the text document.

multi view text editor

You duplicate a text document window with the shortcut Cltr-Space. A right-click on a text moves the window around in the program window. You can resize windows by holding down the Ctrl key before right-clicking and moving the mouse around to resize the window.

A file is saved with the Ctrl-F2 key. Please note that you can edit a file by simply selecting it first and then using the keyboard to add, edit or remove text from it. This text is visible immediately in all open versions of the file.

Other controls that may be of importance are Word Wrap which can be toggled with Ctrl-Alt-W, Select All which is available by holding down Ctrl-Shift-A, F3 and F4 which change the font size or the keys F1 and F2 which can be used to scroll text windows just like you would do with the mouse wheel. You can close individual windows with the shortcut Ctrl-W.

Here is a video demonstrating the text editors capabilities.

MilkJack Multiple Views Text Editor is a versatile text editor for users who need to work on different parts of the same text document at the same time. You can download the editor from the developer website. The program is compatible with all recent 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system.


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  1. XRO Solar said on September 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    New version runs on linux and windows, is free software open source, includes all build tools and scripts to make the static executables, and is hack friendly all source in a single file. Use the program itself to edit itself, press Alt-F1 and run your new version. Have fun.–

  2. yclee said on September 21, 2011 at 5:27 am


  3. Ravi Joshi said on September 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    FWIW, Any version of Visual Studio can split a file into multiple windows. Very helpful if you’re a programmer.

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