No longer able to select / replace tabs, spaces, underscore
Since the recent update we can no longer select / replace tabs, spaces, underscore, new lines etc…
Seems like search & replace works on letters and numbers only :(
I checked 7.2 and it is working for me.
I assume we need more info what you are exactly doing.
?->DebugInfo might be helpful as well.
Search and replace.
Also replacing say a carriage return (so two lines) to something else.
All used to work fine, but not now.
sorry, but that is not exactly the answer I expected.
I thought of something like
I search for : my text with \r\n
I select the whole line using shift+down
birng up dialog using ctrl+f
make sure regex is selected (or any other) …
And what about the debuginfo output?
It might be that a plugin is the culprit.
We are taking data for example
- <tab> <tab> data
selecting that to change to
And nothing happens as it no longer seems to recognise or select tabs.
Same is if we do
and change to
- data<br />
- data <br />
- data<br />
previously done by selecting the carriage return and blank line and replacing that.
No plugins used - this is simply the native product.
Can’t say until now, was even aware of plugins or where to find them :)
I must say that if I try (with N++ 7.1) making a selection out of a line-ending on a non-empty line plus the following empty line (thus I think I should have two line-endings in the selection), then I invoke the Find dialog window, my “Find what” box seems to contain…nothing…but wait, no…the caret in the Find-what box is continually/slowly changing colors!? I have never noticed this behavior before. If I then arrow right or left, the caret doesn’t move (seeming to indicate that the Find-what box does indeed contains exactly nothing) but the caret is now its usual black color.
I presume that someone can tell me what is going on with this?
When you open your Replace dialog, I bet that your option
Match whole word onlyis checked ! Isn’t it ?
Just unckeck that option and everything should be fine, again :-))
Of course, this option is only useful when you’re searching some word characters, surrounding by non-word characters, as Space, Tabulation, or EOL characters !
When dealing with other characters than letters and digits, it rarely matches :-((
Okay, so I’ll reply to myself since no one else has. However, if I like my own explanation, I can’t +1 it ! :(
My experimentation has shown me that the “rolling-color-cursor” can represent either NO INPUT in the “Find what” box, or input that consists only of line-endings. I’m rather shocked because I’ve never noticed this behavior before. I thought someone could elaborate on its “deeper meaning” or history, if there is any. But I guess not…