I did a test on the same file, but with 1129344 entries to replace and as you said in this case emeditor is faster without any doubt…..especially when “Match case” is checked.

I don’t know if textpad use ANSI comparison or not, but if that is the case i guess it can make a difference as well as you also said.

In any case i don’t find the speed to be a problem for either of them so it was never mean’t as a complaint…..just an observation.