Select the Find Last item in the Search menu to find the last search match. If the “selection only“ option is on, Find Last starts searching from the end of the search range. If “all files“ is on, Find Last starts searching from the end of the last file in the current project. If “all projects“ is on, Find Last starts searching from the end of the last file in the first project. If none of these three options are on, Find Last starts searching from the end of the current file. Find Last searches backwards until a match is found.
If the search term can be found, EditPad switches to the file it was found in, and selects the matched text. If the search term cannot be found, nothing happens. Only the Find Last button on the search panel will briefly flash its icon to indicate it failed. Since there’s no Last button, the First button flashes instead.
In EditPad Pro, the Find Last command is also available through the drop-down menu of the First button on the search panel’s toolbar.
The Find Last command is also available in regular expression mode, even though regular expressions cannot search backwards. Instead of starting at the end of the file, EditPad Pro starts searching at the start of the file and searches forward, skipping over all regex matches until it finds the last one. This means the Find Last command will be noticeably slower on large files when used with a regular expression rather than a plain search term.
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