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How can I set autoreload modified files in notepad++? The confirmation step is annoying, and in some situations completely unnecesary.

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You can disable the confirmation in the settings:

Settings -> Preferences -> MISC -> Update silently

Read the documentation for more information.

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That's one badly named setting ... –  sakra Dec 4 '12 at 12:57
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Note that as of v6.3, "Update silently" only updates the file when its tab receives focus. Search functionality therefore accesses the old buffer and might show inaccurate results. –  Timbo Mar 22 '13 at 0:30
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There is a nice plugin called Document monitor (Can be found and installed from the Plugins => Plugin Manager => show Plugin Manager menu),

It updates the opened files every 3 seconds. Together with the option to "scroll to last line after update", it will have the ability to "tail" a log file as wanted.

After the plugin installation don't forget to activate it by clicking:

Plugins => Document monitor => start to monitor

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Both of the above commands are not working properly.

There is a command in the File menu, 'Reload from disk' which works perfectly.

I have made a shortcut Alt + R which makes it very handy. Yet, not automatic though.

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Does not answer the question. The asker is looking for a way to suppress the dialog that asks if you want to reload and do this automatically. –  Roald van Doorn Jan 31 at 8:27
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