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Quick Open

UltraEdit and UEStudio provide multiple methods to quickly open files without using the standard Open File dialog. A favorite method among power users is the Quick Open in the File menu.

The benefit of the quick open dialog is that it loads up extremely fast and allows you to type the name of the file and open it quicker than using the standard open dialog.


Quick Open Dialog

To access the quick open dialog, go to File : Quick open. Of course, most users who are interested in this feature would prefer to use keyboard shortcuts. You can use the default hotkey which is CTRL+Q.

Quick Open

In terms of opening files, you are not limited to typing the full name/path, you can use multiple options in opening files with this convenient feature:

  • Relative paths
    ie: NewWindowsApp.h
    The relative path will open a file based on the "Path" shown in the dialog. The path is populated based on the location of the active file.

    Quick Open

  • Wildcard
    ie: *.txt
    The wildcard allows you to open all instances of the given file type - in the "path" directory - with a single command.

    Quick Open

  • Full file name/path
    ie: c:\temp\notes.txt
    The full file name/path allows you to open a file using the fully qualified name/path.

    Quick Open

Open all matching files from subdirectories
The Open all matching files from subdirectories setting allows you to recursively search all subdirectories (of the specified path) and open all files that match the specified name/wildcard pattern.


Quick Open Address Bar

The Quick Open Address Bar on the main toolbar supports the same commands as the Quick Open dialog (in the file menu).

  • Relative paths
    ie: notes.txt
    The relative path will seek to open a file based on the "Path" shown in the dialog. The path is populated based on the location of the active file.

    Quick Open

  • Wildcard
    ie: c:\temp\*.txt
    The wildcard allows you to open all instances of the given file type - in the "path" directory - with a single command.

    Quick Open

  • Full file name/path
    ie: c:\temp\notes.txt
    The full file name/path allows you to open a file using the fully qualified name/path.

    Quick Open