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In NotePad++, I generally run with a few files open. These are log files that are continually updating. I get annoyed when NotePad++ resumes focus and I get a stack of Reload popups informing me that some of my open files have been updated 'by another program,' and would I like to reload them.

I would like to turn this alert off and manually reload the files when it is convenient. I've looked but I cant seem to see the option. Is there a way to do this?

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If you want to reload manually, go to Settings \ Preferences, then the MISC tab and uncheck Enable under File Status Auto-detection. If you want it to update automatically without the prompt then check that box and also check Update silently.

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I like the notification, but I would like to get it only when I switch to an affected tab/file. The annoying part is to get notifications about the files I am not currently looking at. – Zitrax Feb 25 at 9:33
    
Agreed......... – Deji Mar 7 at 12:17
    
Yes, this is a poor feature. In this day and age popups are a universal source of frustration, you don't expect it from a dev tool. – Ben Power Mar 18 at 4:01
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Also, when it asks it, it automatically switch to the updated file, loosing current focus. And I had to open the file again, because I can't easily navigate it from all the open tabs. – Mike Keskinov Jun 23 at 14:45
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This is still a frustration, even today! – Mitch Kent Jul 14 at 10:36

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