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  1. #1
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    Possible to change the way Notepad searches?

    You know how when you perform a search in notepad it asks you whether you want to search for it upwards or downwards... this is incredibly annoying and a nuisance and I am constantly having to click to search upwards first and then downwards.

    Is it possible to change a setting in notepad so that it searches in ALL directions as it does in wordpad?

  2. #2
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    By default Notepad always searches from top to down... and so does Wordpad

    This is in xp pro sp2....dont know if you are having the problem in older/different version os or maybe corrupted.

  3. #3
    I don't believe you can change it
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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusHost View Post
    I don't believe you can change it
    Check out Notepad ++
    notepad-plus.sourceforge.net
    I use this all the time, great tool!
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    I believe that's how all the Windows programs. It's the same for IE, Wordpad, and Microsoft Word.
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  6. #6
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    I find it to be silly that the search functions this way. What is the point of having it first search upwards.... then if it doesn't find it there... I have to MANUALLY click every single time to then search downwards. What is the point to that?

    It is nothing but a nuisance if you ask me. I find it odd that there is noway to change this.

    When I search in wordpad it searches automatically in ALL directions. I NEVER have to tell it to search upwards or downwards. It just functions a lot more conveniently IMO...

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    Notepad++ is a superior notepad, check it out

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    you would have to know how to program in c+, check out notepad plus
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