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.

  1. Go to Settings>Shortcut mapper.
  2. Select the first tab (main menu).
  3. Find the "reload from disk" option.
  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, 2011 at 19:45
  • I used the key F5, as it's also the refresh key in most browsers. Thanks, Konerak!
    – Cullub
    Jan 30, 2016 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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    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.. Oct 30, 2014 at 10:17
  • I didn't know you could do this - and I've been on Windows for 10+ years +1
    – Cullub
    Jan 30, 2016 at 23:22
  • Everyone loves to come up with Complex answers to simple problems, but nobody goes for the simple answers to simple problems Mar 4, 2016 at 16:51

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