forumsearch0r

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #45, on September 15th, 2013, 05:34 PM »
Hmm, haven't used N++ for a while. No "Replace All" button? Sorry then.

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #46, on September 15th, 2013, 08:04 PM »
Quote from Nao on September 15th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Quote from forumsearch0r on September 14th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Ctrl+h and the Tab key should work. :whistle:
This feature doesn't support multi-line replacements though, AFAIK.
Indeed multi-line search and replace is very useful feature, yet most good free editors does not (fully) support it.

This plugin changes that in NP++.
http://www.phdesign.com.au/programming/toolbucket-multi-line-search-plugin-for-notepad/

But it does not work well with non-Latin characters (specifically Cyrillic). The best free editor with good multi-line search and replace support I know of is RJ TextEd.

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #47, on September 15th, 2013, 08:14 PM »
Yes, there's a Replace All, but you can't enter multiple lines of text to replace with another few lines -- the search terms can't span multiple lines, see..? That's where grepWin does a better job, really.

@Hristo, thanks for the heads up!
:edit: Wow... 44MB for RJ TextEd...? Nice! :lol: :^^;: Still, I'll give the portable version a try, it looks from the screenshots like there's no extra spacing between the right scrollbar and the edge of the screen, a no-no for me (which, unfortunately, Notepad++ has. Yes, it's that silly...)

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #49, on September 15th, 2013, 08:40 PM »
Alright, tested TextEd a bit... Very disappointed. There's a single pixel on the right side that doesn't do anything when you click it. If it weren't for that single pixel, I'd be able to scroll without having to very clearly target the scrollbar. Too bad.
Also, couldn't get syntax highlighting to work, uh uh... Other than that, it looked okay, but that's all.

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #50, on September 15th, 2013, 09:38 PM »
@forumsearch0r
Yes, Vim was one of the many editors I tested, when I looked for good (that is FAST) viewer/editor for giant files. Vim can handle unlimited file size, which is very good, but is a bit too slow to open them. I do not remember how good is Vim's search and replace though.
Quote from Nao on September 15th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Alright, tested TextEd a bit... Very disappointed. There's a single pixel on the right side that doesn't do anything when you click it.
That is a good point!

As for highlighting use that button on the toolbar

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #51, on September 15th, 2013, 09:47 PM »
Quote from Hristo on September 15th, 2013, 09:38 PM
do not remember how good is Vim's search and replace though.
Given that it does not support PCRE (unless compiled with Perl support which makes it pretty easy, :perldo s/<text>/<text>/gi, its usability is great: :%s/<text>/<text>/, using Vim regex syntax.

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# dpkg-reconfigure brain
error: brain is not installed or configured

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #53, on September 16th, 2013, 05:11 PM »
SublimeText has never been my cup of tea-- last time I tried it, it was missing 80% of the functions I think should be core in any text editor, so... Well. And I'm not really talking about complex features-- I'm talking about UX things that are really, really basic.
Quote from Hristo on September 15th, 2013, 09:38 PM
That is a good point!
I'm thinking that's ironic... :P
But I really, really need to be able to put my mouse cursor on the far right, inside the scrollbar 'button', and then be able to drag the button along the scrollbar. I can roughly aim my cursor to the button, but I don't see why I'd have to do it on both axis (horizontal/vertical), when with a scrollbar that sticks to the window edge, I can simply aim vertically, and expect the horizontal position to be right inside the button, since it sticks to the edge. Anyway...! This is, along with tabs, one of the reasons I adopted Opera many, many years ago. Most browsers do it now, but some won't, and that's a direct bye-bye from me.

Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #54, on September 16th, 2013, 09:53 PM »
I usually use Notepad2 for my editing.

Does not do multiple lines for replace, but I don't need it too.

I actually like the cPanel filemanager (newer cPanel versions, not that POS Legacy one, or the one most free web hosts use.)

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #55, on September 18th, 2013, 04:27 PM »
Notepad2 doesn't have tabs, which was the reason I never actually used it either... ;)

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #56, on September 18th, 2013, 04:37 PM »
Well, Notepad2 NOT having tabs, is precisely the reason why I'm using it for all my PHP/JS editing... ;)
It's just a matter of taste, really! How you organize your workspace, etc.
Me, I have Notepad++ running permanently with about 10 files open (including the Wedge to-do list, which only I can decipher, and my Deideo to-do list, which none of you would be interested in. (It's a French website about music theft... Well, tentative website.)
And then, all of my other files are files I'll tend to open and then close later, so I keep them outside of my tab system, and it's easier for me to sort them mentally.

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Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #57, on September 18th, 2013, 04:41 PM »
Quote from Nao on September 18th, 2013, 04:37 PM
Well, Notepad2 NOT having tabs, is precisely the reason why I'm using it for all my PHP/JS editing... ;)
Hmm ... have you tried Emacs? :whistle:
Switching between open documents: Ctrl+X B



While we're at it: Why does Wedge sometimes send me French, sometimes English notification mails?

Re: Not So Mixed Signals
« Reply #58, on September 18th, 2013, 06:06 PM »
Tried several editors, including SublimeText..but always return to editPlus. It just suits me fine, and have been *very* stable.