Go back to previous version of Find window
Is there a way to go back to the old version of Find window, where Search backwords button is the same size as Search afterwords button?
@alan-kilborn Thanks for your response. I don’t remember exactly, I updated NPP several times after that version.
My point was, I don’t recall any version where they were the same size, so I was wondering if you could tell me one.
@alan-kilborn We had that in some versions for sure.
In version 7.7.1 (June 20, 2019), it was still << and >> as the buttons, and they were equally sized.
The text on those buttons is customizable: the general procedure for customizing button text is to edit
localization\english_customizable.xml, and then select Settings > Preferences > Localization =
To add a wrinkle, starting in v7.8 when the default text was changed,
english.xmlhad entries for those two buttons, but
<Item id="1721" name="▲"/> <Item id="1723" name="▼ Find Next"/>
Fortunately, even though it was missing by default, one could still add those two lines to the bottom of the
<Find ...> ... </Find>section of
english_customizable.xml, and then customize the text as desired. (v7.8.4 remedied this mismatch.)
As a second wrinkle, although you can change the text, for example to
<Item id="1723" name="▼"/>, the localization files do not change the width of the buttons, so there is still an imbalanced width for the ▲ vs ▼.
@peterjones Sorry, I didn’t get it exactly. So, can I change the text following the step you mentioned?
can I change the text following the step you mentioned?
Yes, but it won’t solve your original problem:
where Search backwords button is the same size as Search afterwords button?
because, as Peter said:
although you can change the text, the localization files do not change the width of the buttons