After using Prepare to Search or pressing Ctrl+F and entering a search term, click the Find First button on the search toolbar or select the Find First item in the Search menu to find the first search match. If the "selection only" option is on, Find First starts searching from the start of the search range. If "all files" is on, Find First starts searching from the start of the first file in the current project. If "all projects" is on, Find First starts searching from the start of the first file in the first project. If none of these three options are on, Find First starts searching from the start of the current file.
If the search term can be found, EditPad will switch to the file it was found in, and select the matched text. If the search term cannot be found, nothing will happen, except that the Find First button will briefly flash its icon to indicate it failed.
In EditPad Pro, the Find First button on the search toolbar has a drop-down menu. This drop-down menu has three items that you can use to find a specific search match, counting search matches from the start. The Find 10th item will find the 10th search match. It start searching from the beginning to find the first search match, and immediately continues to find the second, third etc. until it arrives at the 10th match. The 10th match will then become selected. If there are less than 10 search matches, nothing will happen, and the Find First button will briefly flash its icon to indicate the search failed. Similarly, the Find 100th item will skip the first 99 search matches and select match #100.
The Find Nth item will ask you for the number of the match you want to find. If you enter 42, EditPad will skip the first 41 search matches, and highlight the 42nd.
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