How to use toolbar buttons: First, Previous, Next, Last

  • Does anyone know how these buttons on the default toolbar are used?
    First, Previous, Next, Last

    I’ve never figured them out. I thought maybe if I start a search and then move the focus to the main Notepad++ widow they can be used to step through the search results. But they don’t do that. They don’t switch between tabs either, another thing I considered they may be used for.

    They’re very prominently visible, and have been a standard feature on the default toolbar for as long as I can remember. So I guess they must have some kind of popular purpose. How do others use these buttons, and what are they supposed to actually do?

  • I’m running a stock install of the latest N++ and I don’t know which icons you are referring to. Can you post a screenshot? Note that plugins can add icons to the toolbar…

  • Hi Eldaw,

    Those buttons probably belong to the Compare Plugin.


  • Thanks Yaron and jonandr. Those buttons do indeed belong to the Compare plugin as I’ve just tried it out. I appreciate your assistance in identifying that – it had bugged me for a while!

  • I’m glad I could help.


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