Reload dialog causing triggering automatic tab selection is annoying
Now before you start typing “go to preferences and check ‘Update silently’”… I actually want to know when a file has been modified, so the reload dialog is very useful, when “Update silently” is enabled you need to rely on memory and examination of the contents of the file to determine if the file has been updated.
What I find annoying is NotePad++ changing the tab you have selected every time a file is modified. I’d like a preference that changes the behaviour to only show the reload dialog when the tab with the changed file is selected. Or even better when you have another tab selected change the colour of the other tabs to red when a change to their file has been detected.
Normally I have many files open in notepad++ and some of the files are server logs, I’d like to be able to choose when to switch tabs to the server logs rather than having to repeatedly respond to a dialog then switch tabs back to what I’m focused on. Currently I don’t like either behavior, I need to know when files have been modified, however I don’t want notepad++ forcing a context switch on me.
See https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues/1087 and duplicates of it