Replace All in All Open Documents - shortcut key does not work?
Jason Low last edited by
I’m a newcomer to the community, but been using NPP for quite some time now. I’m having a problem with the find & replace dialog box.
Only recently have I found it useful to do a find & replace on multiple files at once - previously, I’d do my work on one file at a time. Anyway, I’m finding that the keyboard shortcut for “Replace All in All Opened Documents” doesn’t seem to work. I’m presuming that it’s alt+O, since the “O” in “Opened” is underlined in the button text. It’s not a case of me being impatient on a set of large files, waiting for the replace to happen; if I mouse over and click on the button, the activity happens straight away, but if I fill in ‘find’ and ‘replace’ and then hit alt+O, nothing happens at all. Not even the ‘chime’ that goes off if you hit an invalid shortcut key (for example, alt+J, which has no use on that dialog).
Can anyone confirm that this is an issue? I’m using 7.5.1 on Windows 10.
Thanks in advance!
Scott Sumner last edited by
It is a long-known issue that the “underlined key” mechanism in the Find family of windows is messed up. I’ve made it less of a problem I care about by reassigning a lot of the text in the Find windows to something “better” and I remap the keys in the process. This thread discusses how to do all of that if you are interested in doing something similar: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/11041/new-alt-shortcuts-in-the-find-dialog-for-default-english-language)