How to search selected text only?

Hi, before the search bar it seems to me we used to be able to search only on selected text via the search dialog.

I can't seem to find this feature anymore and if it doesn't exist I'd like to see it added back in.

I found such a feature useful for my workflow.

Can someone confirm if this feature is available in 9.x or not.

Thank you.

Martin

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Martin,

"Selection" is one of the options in the "Custom:" pop-up, when you select its (Custom's) radio button in the "Scope" section of the "Find in Path" dialog.


Randall Schulz

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Good eye, not exactly a logical step to have "Selection" in "Search in Path" but hey.

It doesn't seem to be working completely however, I select the text, bring up the dialog box, fill in my values carefuly, select custom->Selection then I get "No occurences of  'My Text' found in Selection" even though it should match.

Attaching screen shot.

Any tips?

Thanks for the feedback.



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Turns out that's not the current text selection, it's something related to custom scopes.

Sorry for the misdirection.


Randall Schulz

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Here is a workaround:

ctrl+r - Replace Text dialog
Scope: Selected text

Hi Find button, ant then each time hit 'Skip' button to not do replacing but searching
F3 and ctrl+F3 will continue searching/replacing after you close this dialog

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