Search Options

EditPad offers 13 search options. By default all these have abbreviated buttons on the Search toolbar. You can toggle them with Alt+letter key combinations when the search toolbar or search panel has keyboard focus. You can also toggle them via the Search|Search Options menu item. Directly clicking this menu item shows a popup dialog with a checkbox for each option. If you only need to toggle one search option, it is quicker to use the submenu of Search|Search Options to toggle that option.

These options only affect searches done via the search toolbar or search panel. For instant searches, there is a separate reduced set of Instant Search Options.

Regular Expression (Regex)
Free-Spacing (Free)
Dot Matches Line Breaks (Dot)
Case Sensitive (Case)
Adapt Case (Adapt)
Whole Words Only (Words)
All Files (Files)
All Projects (Projects)
Closed Files (Closed)
Selection Only (Block)
Loop Automatically (Loop)
Line by Line (Line)
Inverted Line by Line (Invert)