Notepad PlusPlus search up and down annoyance

With Notepad++ freshly installed, the default behaviour for the search function is to select either “Up” or “Down” directions.  This for most programmers is hugely annoying because the document start or end is reached before all instances of the word or phrase are found.  Find and replace uses the same functionality too.

Fortunately, there is a fix.  You should tick the “Wrap around” checkbox as I have highlighted below.  This will then give you the (correct?) full search behaviour.

Notepad plus search up down loop find replace

Hope this helps shave a few minutes off your day and saves some RSI on the wrists!

7 Responses to “Notepad PlusPlus search up and down annoyance”

  1. Chetan

    This is a lifesaver… wanted to Thank you because you used the exact same word I used in the search “Annoyed”.

    Thanks again

    Reply
  2. Michael Stout

    Thank you so much! I thought that ‘Wrap around’ was meant for searching while ‘Word wrap’ was on… <:-}

    Reply

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