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 then EditPad switches to the file it was found in and selects the matched text. If the search term cannot be found then nothing happens. Only 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 finds the 10th search match. It starts searching from the beginning to find the first search match. It then immediately continues to find the second, third etc. until it arrives at the 10th match. The 10th match is then selected. If there are less than 10 search matches, nothing happens. Only the Find First button will briefly flash its icon to indicate the search failed. Similarly, the Find 100th item skips the first 99 search matches and selects match #100.
The Find Nth item asks you for the number of the match you want to find. If you enter 42, for example, EditPad skips the first 41 search matches and highlights the 42nd.
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