The Miscellaneous branch under Configuration - Search has the following options:


Show slim find dialog after start

This option determines if the slim Find dialog with Find Next and Find Previous buttons should be shown after the find command is initially started.  If this is selected, the dialog is shown at the top of the screen.


Continue find at end of file

This option determines if the search for a string is to be continued at the opposite end of the file if the string is not found.  If this option is not set, the editor does NOT wrap around at the end of file when searching for a string.  The default behavior is for the editor to continue the search from the opposite end of the file when a target is not found.


Find dialog defaults to word under cursor

If this option is selected the editor automatically initializes the find/replace dialogs with the word under the cursor position.  If not set, it uses selected text if present or the last find string.


Find next/prev finds selected text (not last searched for text)

If this option is selected the editor will find the selected text when a FIND NEXT/PREVIOUS command is performed instead of the previous search string UNLESS the Regular Expressions option is selected.


Set focus to edit window when going to result of lines containing string dialog

This setting causes the editor to set focus to the edit window rather than the List Lines Containing String dialog when the result is double clicked in the List Lines Containing String dialog.  By default this is set but some users requested that focus remain on the List Lines Containing String dialog in this case.


Automatically bookmark current line on find

If this option is selected a bookmark will automatically be inserted at the current cursor location when a matching string is found and moved to so that the user may return to the original cursor position.


Fill Search In Columns with selection points
If this option is selected, and text is selected in column mode, the text fields for the "Search In Column" option will automatically be populated based on the boundaries of the existing selection.


Special character used in Find/Replace strings (normally ^): ^

In the find/replace strings a caret "^" (by default) has special meaning (see help on Find).  This setting allows a different character to be used in Find/Replace routines from the caret "^".  It is recommended a pipe character "|" or similar uncommon character be used.

Article Number: 1541
Posted: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 8:17 PM
Last Updated: Fri, Oct 21, 2011 3:14 PM

Online URL: http://www.ultraedit.com/help/article/miscellaneous-1541.html