Replace interface modification - suggestion
A small point on the replace menu I just just fell into.
If you want to search for something that does not require a regular expression but want to replace it with something that does require a regular expression you need to select reqular expression under search mode. i.e this changes both the search & replace modes.
The words should be changed from ‘Search Mode’ to ‘Search and / or replace mode’
I was trying to split a string at each (of 51) ampersands to make it easier to read hence my search string was ‘&’ and the replace string ‘&/n/r’.
My first couple of attempts just replaced ‘&’ with ‘&\n\r’ befor I realised the reg ex button also changes the replace behaviour. Obvious once you have found it but frustrating for new uses until they discover it
Or maybe just “Mode”.
or maybe “Search and Replace Mode”.
(the “or” might also be confusing)
I suggested “mode” because we are already in the “find” (“search”) and/or “replace” area…so those things are rather implied and just extra clutter IMO.
true, i might tend to repetitions, to make things as descriptive as possible, at as many places as possible, if possible ;-)
if you like, you can modify (customise) all your notepad++ menus, titles and texts, by editing the file:
(i know, it’s not really necessary anymore, now that you know how the search mode behaves, but i’d completely understand, if it gets stuck at the back of your eyes, being a daily reminder of your experience)
for the search/replace mode text, change:
<Item id="1624" name="Search mode"/>
<Item id="1624" name="Search and Replace mode"/>
after saving english.xml, you need to head to
settings > preferences > generaland change your localization to any other language and back to english, in order to reload all english menus and texts.
note: a notepad++ restart does not suffice to reload english.xml, so you have to swap your language briefly.