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?
If you want to reload manually, go to Settings \ Preferences, then the MISC tab and change Enable to Disable under File Status Auto-detection. If instead you want it to update automatically without the prompt, then leave it on Enable and check Update silently.
Like dlux said:
Settings \ Preferences, then the MISC tab and uncheck Enable under "File Status Auto-detection".
But I'd like to add something. There is a very nice plugin called 'Document Manager'. Please download the 'Document Manager' plugin from the Plugin Manager (Plugins->Plugin Manager->Show Plugins), you can then select individual documents you'd like to be silently updated regularly by enabling it for them using the little eye icon in the menu bar. Seems a little buggy and sometimes doesn't update when it should, but generally does a nice job of it. And again, you still have to disable File Status Auto-detection or you'll still be getting alerts as well.