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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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