How can i prevent NPP to add any text by itself in the search string ?



  • hi all. While trying to use find function there is a text added at the search string. This text is from the cursor area, whenever this text was selected it always at the search string if there is a text near the cursor. How can i prevent NPP to add any text by itself in the search string ?



  • @Александр-Сухоруков

    How can i prevent NPP to add any text by itself in the search string ?

    Natively, afaik, you can’t - at least at the moment.
    But may I ask you why this is an issue at all?
    Because when the dialog opens, the find part is highlighted/selected, which means
    as soon as you start typing it overwrites the text.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Yes, you right. Thank you. Don’t know why this window confused me, selected text the reason inserting text should not be a trouble.



  • Hello Claudia and @Александр-Сухоруков,

    But may I ask you why this is an issue at all?

    The user may often want to use the last search-term and not the current word.
    Personally, I find the Incremental-Bar behavior more convenient.

    A preference for this can be helpful IMO.

    Best regards.



  • I can think of a related thing to this that annoys me. I put the caret where I want my (downward) search to start, then I press ctrl+f. Then I enter my search string and invoke Find Next. Well, I notice my search begins after the word where I wanted it to. Maybe this helps show it:

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    In this search, say I wanted to find an “a” in the first word…the search finds the first “a” in the second word. I know why this is, I just find it annoying sometimes.


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