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Now that I can turn off the annoying Reload popups, I would like a quick way to manually reload the file I am working on in NotePad++ via the keyboard. Looking at the File menu, Reload from Disk does not have a shortcut. Is there a hidden shortcut that you know of or someway to map one built-in?

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You can use the Shortcut Mapper under the Settings menu to assign a shortcut for this.

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  1. Go to Settings>Shortcut mapper.
  2. Select the first tab (main menu)
  3. Find the "reload from disk" option (No. 3).
  4. Put an unused shortcut.
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I thought it was a good question. Questions with simple answers are not necessarily stupid. – user12816 Oct 1 '11 at 19:45
I used the key F5, as it's also the refresh key in most browsers. Thanks, Konerak! – cullub Jan 30 at 23:27

While above answers are not wrong, It is already built-in : AltF then L

Or "File >> Reload from Disk".

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+1, This should be the accepted answer. – Pacerier Oct 14 '14 at 8:01
I accept, but this is pretty much any windows user can do.. but setting a dedicated shortcut is advantageous as we don't need to wait for menu to popup after ALT+F.. – Anvesh Yalamarthy Oct 30 '14 at 10:17
I didn't know you could do this - and I've been on Windows for 10+ years +1 – cullub Jan 30 at 23:22
Everyone loves to come up with Complex answers to simple problems, but nobody goes for the simple answers to simple problems – Sam I am Mar 4 at 16:51

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