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Add option to disable Reload file #607

haikubox opened this Issue Apr 11, 2019 · 0 comments


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haikubox commented Apr 11, 2019

Steps to reproduce this issue

  1. Create new query tab and save its content to a file.
  2. Alternatively just open existing file in new tab.
  3. Modify opened file in external editor and save it.
  4. HeidiSQL will show popup window proposing to reload file. Often stealing window focus from the external editor.
  5. Continue to edit and save file in the external editor and HeidiSQL will keep popping the "Reload file" window.

Current behavior

HeidiSQL pops up "Reload file" window every time file opened in query tab is modified outside of HeidiSQL in external editor.

Expected behavior

I'd like to have an option to disable file modification monitoring and/or "Reload file" popup window. I often use external editors (Notepad++, VIM) to edit files opened in HeidiSQL. I prefer to reload the file once in HeidiSQL query tab after all modifications are done in external editor. Instead I have to confirm/dismiss the "Reload file" windows each time I save it outside of HeidiSQL. The one possible workaround is to temporarily close file in HeidiSQL, then reopen. But this is not very convenient.

Possible solution

Would be nice to have below options:

  1. Option to disable file modification monitoring in HeidiSQL.
  2. Option to silently reload modified file in HeidiSQL without popup window.
  3. Command/hotkey to reload opened file from the disk.


  • HeidiSQL version: (64 Bit)
  • Operating system:
    Windows v6.1 (Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit)
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