Find no longer Finds anything
What happened to find and replace and how do I fix it? I am not a ‘programmer’. I work in web design and frequently use this to remove the infernal <wbr> google inserts when a client sends an embed code (thereby breaking it). Or I did, until recently. Now I can even have it highlighted and it still says its not there.
I’m forced to resort to transferring the code to my personal mac, opening in Text Wrangler, which has NO problem finding and replacing the gunk. But that is my personal computer and Text Wrangler doesn’t come for PC, I’ve always just used this. Until now, Notepad ++ worked great.
Is there some reason this incredibly useful find and replace has blown to bits? I’m asking it to do something that should be as simple as ABC here.
Running Version 7.2.2 and here is the debug stuff.
Notepad++ v7.2.2 (32-bit)
Build time : Nov 27 2016 - 16:31:07
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 10
Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll
Must be something specific with your installation or usage.
Could you make a screenshot and upload it. E.g imgur (no registration needed)
It should show the find dialog reporting the can’t find text message
together with the text with should be searched.
This question is very similar to https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/13235/search-and-replace-not-working-properly where I wrote the following:
Occasionally I leave the “In selection” tick box on the replace window ticked, then I get very confused about why a replace does not do what I want. Unticking the “In selection” box and shouting at my mouse for clicking the wrong things lets the replacement work OK.
maybe you have Whole Word Only selected in the find dialog
:O I think the Whole Word Selected might’ve been it. I find it baffling however and am eyeing the updates suspiciously. I can believe I might accidentally check it on one computer but two? Hopefully, now I can be rid of the curse of wbr code (since Google obviously cares not that every web designer sent embed code via gmail is snarling at them).