Asterisk issue in Notepad, in regards to the Window function

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Oblomov
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Post by Oblomov » May 30th, ’20, 12:19

Hello,

Microsoft has yet again been wicked enough to implement another 'feature', that you seemingly, can't disable through the Registry Editor.

Every time I make a change within one of my several Notepad files, an asterisk appears, at the beginning of a file. Now I have some commands, that are dependent on the title of those Notepad files.

Which would've been fine, since I could always just add the variation. But it seems when I try to add something with an asterisk at the beginning of an item, within the Window bar of a command, it stops on functioning all together:
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Asterisk at the beginning of a file, inside of Notepad:
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Post by Marko » May 30th, ’20, 19:56

The file name cannot contain asterisks, this will not work.
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Post by Oblomov » May 31st, ’20, 14:17

Marko wrote:
May 30th, ’20, 19:56
The file name cannot contain asterisks, this will not work.
I see, so there's no way to implement it working sometime in future perhaps?
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Post by Oblomov » Jun 1st, ’20, 17:18

Oblomov wrote:
May 31st, ’20, 14:17
Marko wrote:
May 30th, ’20, 19:56
The file name cannot contain asterisks, this will not work.
I see, so there's no way to implement it working sometime in future perhaps?
Looks like it started working for just 'Temp' , despite having '*' in the title... strange
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Post by Tom » Jun 1st, ’20, 18:29

This is always the case. From the documentation: List may contain full or partial window (application) names.
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