Search Plug-in

The Search plug-in searches open documents for a string, and includes regular expression support.

Separate from EmEditor’s Find and Replace functions, the Search plug-in is installed by default with EmEditor Professional. This plug-in searches opened documents for a string.

To use the Search plug-in: click the Search plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar. Or on the Tools menu, point to Plug-ins, and then click Search. The Search custom bar will appear. Enter any word, phrase, or regular expression you want to search for in the Find text box. Click the Match Case check box if the cases should be matched. Click the Regular Expressions check box, if searching for regular expressions. Click Search or press the Enter key to start searching. The list of lines, including the searched string, will appear. Clicking an item in the list will jump to the specified line on the specified searched file.

Press the F6 key or ESC key to set the keyboard focus back to the editor. Right-click the Search Plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar, and select properties, to change the custom bar position.