@Martin-Jost said in Resetting the search options on new search ?:
is there an option to tell NP++ to reset the search options, when entering the search dialog ?
No, there is not.
The way it currently is, I need to remember what I set, or I need to scan it each time.
Is it that hard to “scan it each time”?
If you had an option like you suggest, you’d set it with Match whole word only off. Then, you’d find an editing scenario where you have to do a series of a lot of searches with that setting on and you’d get annoyed that you have to keep turning it on or change your preference setting.
But, if you are really interested in this, you could make a FEATURE REQUEST for it. That takes time and it may never happen, in truth.
Finally, I do have a way to do exactly what you seek.
It would require a willingness on your part to use the PythonScript plugin and go through the “hassle” of setting a few things up.
If you’d like I could throw together a demo script and post it here.
But I won’t bother to do that unless you confirm your interest in that.
@Sloan-Thrasher-1 said in Where did FingerText go?:
After a recent update to NPP, finger text and all the rest of my plugins disappeared.
The update menu item just has one item: “Open Update Folder”.
Did you mean Plugin menu and Open Plugins Folder
What happened to the plugin manager?
Plugin Manager hasn’t been supported since v7.6.3, years ago. What version were you using before your update?
Something messed up in your upgrade, otherwise you would have Plugins Admin in the Plugins menu. How did you install the update?
How can I get my plugins back, with the data/configurations I had previously?
The plugins data is all there in %AppData%\Notepad++\plugins…
If you really upgraded from v7.5.9 or earlier, you will need to move your plugin DLL files from the <installation>\plugins folder into subdirectories that match the DLL names. (So a.dll into …\plugins\a\a.dll)
@darkscaryforest said in Right Clicking Highlighted Text Modifies Highlighted Selection in Favor of Spellcheck?:
Apparently I had a plugin (builtin I assume) “DSpellCheck”
You may have this plugin, but it isn’t built into Notepad++.
I think in “ancient times” it might have been a built-in one, though.
@Paul-Martinez said in Boolean operators in FIND?:
show my age by pointing out it also reminds me of George Burns and Gracie Allen
Surely all the young ones reading this are completely lost, but yes, I believe Peter’s example was indeed a reference to the classic duo. :-)
In some of my examples here I refer to Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, which I’m sure likewise makes the youngsters wonder just who are these people?!?
Sometimes it gets more complicated
It’s really tough to guess at what you want here, although I’m sure some will try that. Again I’d say a really concrete example from you would help speed things along.
I might want to Find lines containing CellTypes AND CellStructures, for example, and then Find lines with COVID-19 AND Pathways. (And OR them as this example implies)
But is it really an OR that is needed? Or (pun!) is it really just “combining” results from multiple searches?
Or is it a cascaded search, meaning from the results of the first AND group, search only those lines for the second AND group?
It’s a common problem with postings here, you have to express your need fairly exactly in order to get the best help (i.e., not have someone go off and invest time to solve problem X, only to have someone say “No, no, you fool, I have problem Y, not problem X”).
Sorry, I guess I don’t quite understand what you want – or rather, I’m not sure why choosing “xml” isn’t sufficient. Clicking on the +/- next to a collapsible section is the way to collapse a single level (or you can use the View > Collapse/Uncollapse Level submenus to affect all levels at the same time.
Are you saying that you don’t actually have XML-like <> around the Boy and Woman, and you still want the ability to collapse? That’s doable with a UDL, but it would take knowing what your file format really looked like to know for sure.
For example, if your file format looked like
Then you could set up a UDL (user defined language), where yould define * as the start of folding and end as the end of the folding block. (Unfortunately, I don’t know a way to set a blank line as the end of a UDL folding block, sorry.)
If your data looks different than that, then you’ll have to give an example – after tying the example data, select it all and hit the </> toolbar button in the forum, so it goes in black box, like my example data above does
With example data, we might be able to come up with a UDL folding definition that would work for you. But there are limits as to what will and won’t work.
Maybe it should also say what I said, how to convert the lines.
So the sort and duplicates EOL paragraphs now direct you to read EOL Conversion to find out how to do the fix, and the EOL Conversion paragraph mentions converting once or twice to fix the mixed-eol situation.
@ImSpecial said in UTF-8 encoding for new documents - This a bug, an oversight or intended behavior?:
My concern with upgrading files other then 0 byte ones, is that I very often will have my own copy of something and like to compare it against the original, which might be in ANSI, and when doing compares with the notepad++'s Compare plugin, it will complain that the encodings are different when doing so.
So, again, this “upgrade” will only take place if there are no characters in the file that would make the file ANSI. Meaning, there are no characters with byte values from 128 to 255.
If you intentionally work in ANSI most of the time, presumably your files WILL contain characters with byte values from 128 to 255 (because otherwise, why work in ANSI).
Thus, with your “compare” scenario, your fears probably aren’t realized, as you pull the first (base) file in, it is detected and shown as ANSI. Same thing when you pull the second (changed) file in. So when you go to do the compare there is no encoding difference.
Perhaps that’s not the reality of it, but that’s how I see it. :-)
@W-TX said in An experience to share:
At the following comment, I hoped that Notepad++ to have a function that can simplify search and reverse search a keyword using 1 keystroke:
It can, as we already told you in that other thread. That keystroke is Shift+Ctrl+F3 (Select and Find Previous) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F3 (Select and Find Previous - Volatile). Keystrokes with modifiers are still considered a “single keystroke” in the Windows world. If you disagree with that definition, fine. Then just use *Preferences > Shortcut Mapper to change the keystroke for Select and Find Previous. We told you this in August of last year. What part of that advice did you not understand.
After long discussions with some experts here, they show no interest in it, but I really need the function.
I have no interest in you asking the Notepad++ developers to break a feature that I use on a daily basis; instead, I want you to use the feature that you asked for that already exists.
I am a hardware designer, using the VHDL language. During the hardware design process, a signal is defined on part A, implemented on part B, used on part C, D, … To make sure a signal is in a coherent designed state consistently through coding, one must repeatedly check the signal through a code file. That is why 1 keystroke action to search forward or backward for a word is very important to my job: save time!
And that’s why that feature exists in both menus and via keystroke, and why Notepad++ allows you to define whatever keystroke you want for that action. There is no reason to break a different action for other users so that you can have another copy of a feature that already exists.
I accidentally came across to find an ideal solution to the above request a month or two later after the post.
Wow! Impressive! This solution that you “accidentally came across a month or two later after the post” was exactly what Alan and I had suggested you do back in August 2020: remap the keystrokes so that the keys are ones that you are happy with. Congratulations.
I don’t know how to search for my post on this website
Click on your icon in the upper right (the W in a circle), then click on your name in that pulldown (W TX); on that new page, it will show your most recent posts. If you need to go farther back in time, hit the ⋮ button, and select Posts, which will show all your posts. Or, if you want to search for a particular one, click the 🔍 search button, in the search box enter the text you want to look for (maybe search next), and in the Advanced section, click in Posted By, and enter your own user name (W TX), like this
@W-TX said in 2 improvements!:
I purposely create a new topic about the topic we have discussed here.
I suppose you mean THIS.
I clearly know what I want and how to enhance the Doc Switch panel functions
Good luck with that.
Notepad++ developers don’t tend to make any changes to Document List panel functionality.
I’m not sure why that is.
I don’t think I’ve seen it change one bit in the long time I’ve used N++.
(I guess I am glad I don’t use it.)
@Vincent-Koevoets said in remove hyperlink:
How would they even consider moving this setting to such a strange and unlogical place?
Hmmm, “strange and illogical”, hmm.
I think you must be trolling because this is a very oddball statement.
The Preferences category name is Cloud & Link.
Not sure where else one would look for “link” settings.
I mean, it used to be under MISC. and that is less specific.
Something was lost in translation, because the entry names you use do not exist in the default English translation. However, you seem to be complaining that Edit > Blank Operations > Remove Leading Space will remove leading spaces in the whole document, rather than just in the selection.
If that is what you are saying, then you appear to be correct, as I have confirmed that with Notepad++ v7.9.5.
Isn’t it time to fix it?
If you would like to request that the developers give you the option to have that work “on selection” instead of “on the whole document”, you can look in the FAQ section and read the feature request or bug report FAQ entry. Until a request is made, they cannot know that you want that feature, so “isn’t it time” is the wrong question to be asking.