This dialog box appears when the Find command is selected. You can specify a string to find, as well as other options.
Enter a string to search for. If this is a multi-line text box, you can enter new lines by pressing CTRL + ENTER. While the drop-down list is open, you may press ALT + DELETE to clear the selected history item.
Click this button to show the list of available commands.
|Selected Text or Word at Cursor||When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the selected text or the word at the cursor.|
|Selected Text||When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the selected text.|
|Word at Cursor||When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the word at the cursor.|
|Custom||When this is checked, the dialog box initializes the Find drop-down list box with the last used string.|
|Save as Default||Saves the option (Selected Text, Word at Cursor or Custom) as the default for the next time the dialog box is displayed.|
|Multiline||Toggles between singleline and multiline of the drop-down list box (this command appears only in the Find dialog box and Replace dialog box).|
The commands also includes the list of available escape sequences or regular expressions. Selecting an item from the list will insert the selected item into the text box next to the button.
Match cases when searching for a string.
Enable regular expressions. For more information on regular expression syntax, see To Use Regular Expressions.
Enable escape sequences. You can use the following characters as escape sequences.
|\oooooo||Unicode character in octal notation|
|\xhhhh||Unicode character in hexadecimal notation|
A null character (\0) may not be used. \n must be used instead of \r.
Search words only. A word is defined as a string that begins and ends with any of these characters: A – Z, a – z, 0 – 9, or an underscore. Strings surrounded by full-width characters are considered words. When using regular expressions, this check box may not work correctly. When using regular expressions, please use word boundary expressions (\<, \>, and \b) instead.
When this is checked, the search immediately starts as you type in the Find drop-down list box.
Searches all open documents in the same frame window.
Search down from the current position by choosing Find Down. If the word is not found by the end of the file, it will continue searching from the top of the file. Find Up will search from the current position up to the beginning of the file. If the word has not been found, it will continue searching from the bottom of the file.
If this is checked, EmEditor counts the occurrences of the matched string in the document. The result will be displayed in the status bar.
Close the dialog box when finished searching.
Search previous from the current position.
Search next from the current position.
Find all occurrences of the search term.
Bookmarks all lines that match the specified string.
Click this button to display the Replace dialog box for the specified string with selected options.
Click this button to close the dialog box.
Click this button to display the Customize dialog box.
This dialog box can be resized by dragging the right-bottom corner of the dialog box. When the dialog box becomes larger, a multi-line string can be entered as a search term. While multi-line text box is enabled, CTRL + ENTER key can be used to insert new lines.