I want you to enhance the search function and the copy function.



  • Request 1

    -While launching two windows, I want the search tool to switch to the search for the active window.
    (Currently, it is necessary to start the tool for each window)

    Request 2

    ・I want to directly replace with “Ctrl” + “v” while checking the search results.
    (Currently you need to click on the active window)

    Request 3

    ・Please add “▲first hit” and “▲last hit” to the search tool.
    (Currently, you can only search in the vertical direction from the current position)



  • @雑雑

    This should give you enough information to get started.



  • I tried it for a while and found something new.

    This is a convenient feature that is implemented in other text editors.

    Notepad++ is very nice.

    Furthermore, please make it better.

    sample.jpg



  • When the search window is active, you must click the editor window once to activate it in order to overwrite the file (Ctrl + s).



  • Immediately after startup, you cannot create an empty file with “Ctrl + S”.

    Too many files open in PHP.

    In many cases, you will move back and forth between these windows, changing only the parts you need.

    If you open multiple files in new windows, all windows overlap.

    Also, it is a problem to ignore the window being edited and launch a new window even if it is the same file.

    I want to use the search tool in common in multiple windows.

    Also, please attach the search history that is common to all windows.

    It would be nice to have a shortcut key to reload the file.

    But it turns out to be very good software.

    Please fix it as we want to continue using it in the future.



  • @雑雑 ,

    You have apparently not understood @Ekopalypse’s link to this FAQ entry, which explains that this forum is not the place to request new features. If you are asking for changes to the software, we cannot do that in the Forum. Follow that FAQ entry’s instructions to request a new feature to be added to Notepad++.



  • @雑雑

    If you are going to follow the advice given, you should create one issue per suggestion item. No one will take you seriously if you jumble a bunch of stuff together in one issue.

    Also, I’ve read over your list of suggestions. As a long-time user of Notepad++ (so I think I have somewhat of a grasp of its design), I don’t see a lot of value there (sorry).

    Here are some additional comments:

    While launching two windows, I want the search tool to switch to the search for the active window.

    Not reasonable. You are talking about multiple instances of Notepad++. The design is to allow this, but in an independent (and limited) way.

    Please add “▲first hit” and “▲last hit” to the search tool.

    Presume the second up arrow should be a down. This is easily achieved by using Find All in Current Document and looking at (and/or jumping to) the first and last line of the results.

    This is a convenient feature that is implemented in other text editors. (screenshot)

    Can’t tell if this is another request for first/last hit, or next/previous hit. If next/previous, then menu items and hotkeys F3/Shift+F3 already exist for it.

    When the search window is active, you must click the editor window once to activate it in order to overwrite the file (Ctrl + s).

    Yes. Do you understand the concept of “input focus”? The keys that work when the editor window has focus do not (in general) work when other windows have focus.

    Immediately after startup, you cannot create an empty file with “Ctrl + S”.

    This is a fairly common “complaint” and it isn’t a big issue. I mean, you’re going to put data in fairly soon, right? If you have to save it like right now immediately, type one character and then you’ll be able to save.

    It would be nice to have a shortcut key to reload the file.

    The default is Ctrl+r which is pretty clear from the File menu.


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