The Find menu includes various commands and dialogs to perform searching and finding text. The following commands are available:

Search for
Displays a dialog box allowing you to search for a string.

Search next
Repeats the last search command. You can use <Keypad-5>or <Shift-F5>as a shortcut.

Proximity search
Allows you to perform a search of one word which is near another word.

Displays a dialog box allowing you to perform an interface search and replace operation.

Search buffers
Lets you search all the currently loaded buffers for every occurrence of a string.

Search files
Search files on disk for all occurrences of a string.

File search and replace
Lets you perform a global search and replace operation on files.

Find matching brace
Move cursor to corresponding brace or bracket.

Find matching element
This function is similar to the Find Matching Brace command, but can be used on HTML/XML files to find a matching entity (either the close element, or opening element). For example, <PRE> … </PRE>.

Goto bookmark
Allows you to jump to a previously saved bookmark.

Goto line
Dialog that lets you specify a line and/or column position to jump to.

Goto tag
Jump to definition of a function. To configure the tags, use the Options Tag Manager dialog.

Pop tag
Return to previous position before the last jump to tag command.

Intelligent search
Allows you to search for a string dynamically as you are typing it in.


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