not able to see the search results windows in notepad++
Muthuraj Madasamy last edited by
I am not able to see the search results windows in notepad++ in my system. I reinstalled and installed again.
It is difficult without that winddow
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
If you have not done a Find All (including Find All In Current Document or Find All in All Opened Documents or Find in Files or Find in Projects) since you opened Notepad++, you cannot make that window visible. You have to run at least one *Find All to make it visible – even if there are no results.
If you have done one of the Find All, then it is open… somewhere. You just might not be able to see it.
- By default, it’s docked to the bottom of your Notepad++ window. But it may have been re-docked to another edge, or floated
- It might be have been closed, in which case F7 (Search > Search Results Window) will re-enable it
- It may be docked, but shrunk down until you cannot see it. If you see a small gap between the editor and the status bar or another edge of the editor, hover over it and see if you get the up-down arrow ↕ that you can click+drag to resize the panel
- if it was undocked, it may have been dragged off screen (either to another monitor, or in rare occasions, off-monitor, or nearly so). In this case
- Click in your editor panel
F7, which will activate the Search Results Window (even if it is off screen)
Alt+Spacebar, which will activate the Windows special menu (with Move/Size/Minimize/Maximize) for that window.
M(or whatever character in your language is underlined in the normal Move entry for that menu on any window)
- If you move your mouse around at this point, the outline of the window should snap near your cursor, and you can now click to place the window in a visible location
- If you shrunk that window way too far, you might only see … in that case, put the cursor in the lower-right edge of that tiny box, see the ⤡ diagonal-drag arrow, and click/drag to resize until it’s visible
- Notepad++ Online User Manual: Search Results Window
James Johnson last edited by
I am also having this issue. I have tried the suggested fixes, but the results window isn’t hidden, it’s just not there. F7 and then Alt+Space just result in the context menu appearing on the main notepad++ window. This tells me that the results window doesn’t exist. It doesn’t matter if I find all in current or all opened, the dialog goes away and no results window gets spawned.
PeterJones last edited by
F7 and then Alt+Space just result in the context menu appearing on the main notepad++ window. This tells me that the results window doesn’t exist.
Or it tells you that it’s docked and just shrunk so far that you cannot see it. Or you have hit F7 too many (or too few) times, so you re-selected the Notepad++ window accidentally.
Run the following:
Ctrl+F=> FIND WHAT:
x, FIND ALL IN CURRENT DOCUMENT
Alt+Spacebarat this time, without having clicked anywhere else
- If the Search Results window is docked, the main Notepad++ menu will show
- If the Search Results window is floating somewhere else, and if you don’t see it, then type the
Mto try to move it
- If you clicked somewhere in your editor window first, then F7 once will take you to the Search Results docked-panel or floating-window, and F7 a second time will take you back to Notepad++ editor panel
Another thing you can do: if you look at Search menu and Search Result Window is greyed out, that means that you haven’t yet run a Find-All style search
If you still cannot figure it out, show some screenshots of your Find dialog on top of the Notepad++ window, and then what the Notepad++ window looks like after the Find window is gone. If you have sensitive data, I recommend closing all your normal files, and instead just have a dummy file, with or without
xes in it, and use the experimental search I suggested above.
James Johnson last edited by
@PeterJones None of that worked. I ended up uninstalling, then deleting the appdata\roaming\notepad++ folder and then re-installing. It’s working now. I just need to restore my backup folder.