When the read only status of a file changes outside of npp, the new status is not reflected. Anyone else see this happen? Feature Request? Bug?
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I'm using 5.0.3 from August 3rd. I'm basically getting the same behavior described here.
Its really only the currently focused file that has issues with the read only update status.
Sorry for any perceived laziness.
If I use explorer it works as expected. Note that Notepad++ will only check these settings if focus is regained, usually after task switching. The DocMonitor plugin additionally checks every three seconds.
It wasn't clear that the behavior applied to the current file (only).
I sometimes have a similar issue with Notepad++ not recognizing a file has _changed_ outside Notepad++. This always happens when I am using Alt+Tab to switch back from another application. I don't know why it happens. It seems like Notepad++ did _not_ lose the focus, so it couldn't get it back and doesn't get greedy to perform those update or status change checks. The funny thing is, if I switch to another application and back, again, Notepad++ seems to awake.
If NE1 is laZ IM.
> This always happens when I am using Alt+Tab to switch
> back from another application. ...
> The funny thing is, if I switch to another application
> and back, again, Notepad++ seems to awake.
I may have been wrong about the first Alt+Tab.
Today the behavior occurred again, when I switched to Notepad++ by clicking on its Task Bar "button" (area). It didn't report any change in the file I had just edited.
I switched away and back again by using Alt+Tab twice. Then, Notepad++ asked me about the changed file.
Could you tell which version you are using? Though the search fool4u does return read-only threads, they seem to be from 2007 or earlier and the whole system got a rewrite so its probably something new. I bleieve 5.0 had a minor bug which is fixed in 5.0.3 IIRC
Ok, I activated the document monitor, and i'm getting the expected behavior within 3 seconds. Good enough for me!
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