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The Search Window displays the results of a search. The file name and details are listed followed by the lines where matches have been found.

 

To jump between files where matches have been found use the Next and Previous commands. For text files the line numbers can be displayed while for binary files the hexadecimal address is shown.

 

To view a file containing a match, either select the file name or match of interest with the left mouse button and use the View, Launch or Editor commands. You can also double click directly on the relevant line with the left mouse button where the file will be displayed using either the internal viewer, the associated application or your own editor depending on which option you have selected with the View files with menu command.

 

The View command views the file with the internal viewer.
The Launch command loads the file with its associated application.
The Editor command views the file with the editor of your choice.

 

By using the internal viewer, the match selected will be immediately displayed in the viewing window. If your editor supports it, then Examine32/Examine64 Text Search will let you direct your editor to the exact position of the match selected. If a file name is selected rather than a line containing a particular match, then the file will be displayed at its beginning.

 

If you wish to change the way your search results are sorted you can select your new sorting criteria from the search window toolbar. This only changes the sorting of the selected search. If you wish to change the sorting of all search windows use the Sort all by command. Neither method changes the default sorting method which you change via the Sort by options in the relevant search dialog box.

 

You can save your search results to a file in a variety of formats including the programs own format which lets you view your search at a later date. To save your search results go to Save As.

 

The matches are highlighted by default as bold blue text but this can be changed by the Colours command. If you always want the results of a search shown initially in a maximized window select the Always maximize command.

 

When a search window is active the status bar will indicate the total number of matches.

 

To copy text and/or files from the search window to the clipboard, text is selected using the mouse. The selected text and/or files can then be copied to the clipboard using the Copy command. By default the Copy command only copies text and not files but this action can be changed using the Copy as Dialog Box

 

Right clicking on this window will produce a popup menu with the following menu commands.

 

Click to expandView

 

The View command displays the contents of the selected file using the internal viewer.

 

Menu:

Actions | View

Toolbar:

Yes

 

Click to expandLaunch

 

The Launch command will load the file with its associated application if such an association exists.

 

Menu:

Actions | Launch

Toolbar:

Yes

 

Click to expandEditor

 

The Editor command will load the file with your selected editor. The default editor is Notepad and this can be changed in the View files with Dialog Box.

 

Menu:

Actions | Editor

Toolbar:

Yes

 

Click to expandExtract

 

The Extract command opens up the Extract dialog box where you can set the options for how to extract the selected file from its Zip file to disk.

 

Menu:

Actions | Extract

Toolbar:

Yes

 

Click to expandNext

 

The Next command moves

 

the Viewing Window to the next match in the active file or

 

the Search Window to the next file in which a match has been found.

 

Menu:

Find | Next

Toolbar:

Yes

Keys:

Spacebar or >

 

Click to expandPrevious

 

The Previous command moves

 

the Viewing Window to the previous match in the active file or

 

the Search Window to the previous file in which a match has been found.

 

Menu:

Find | Previous

Toolbar:

Yes

Keys:

Backspace or <

 

Click to expandCopy

 

The Copy command copies the selected text and/or files to the Clipboard. The action of the Copy command in a Search Window can configured with the Copy as Dialog Box.

 

Menu:

Edit | Copy

Toolbar:

Yes

Keys:

Ctrl + C

 

Click to expandSelect All

 

The Select All command selects all the text in the current window. This can then be copied to the Clipboard using the Copy command.

 

Menu:

Edit | Select All

Keys:

Ctrl + A

 

Click to expandSave As

 

The Save As command opens up the Save As Dialog Box where you specify the filename and folder for your search  results to be saved to.

 

Menu:

File | Save As

Toolbar:

Yes

 

Click to expandPrint

 

The Print command sends the search results to your printer.

 

Menu:

File | Print

Toolbar:

Yes

Keys:

Ctrl + P

 

Click to expandLine Numbers

 

The Line Numbers command selects whether or not you have line numbers displayed with your search results and files opened with the internal viewer. With binary files the hexadecimal address is displayed.

 

Menu:

Options | Line Numbers

 

Click to expandLine Length

 

The Line Length command opens up the Line Length Dialog Box where you can choose whether to wrap your text and the line length you require. If the line length is changed it will only affect newly created windows not existing ones.

 

Menu:

Options | Line Length

 

Click to expandFonts

 

The Fonts command opens up the Fonts Dialog box where you can select both font and font size.

 

Menu:

Options | Fonts

 

Click to expandColours

 

The Colours command opens up the Colours Dialog Box where you can select both text and background colour.

 

Menu:

Options | Colours

 

Click to expandView files with

 

The View files with command opens up the View files with Dialog Box which allows you to choose how you would like to view files.

 

Menu:

Options | View Files With

 

hmtoggle_plus1Sort all by

 

The Sort all by command opens up the Sort all by dialog box where you can determine how to sort all your current search results. It does not change your default sorting method which you change via the Sort by options in the relevant search dialog box.

 

Menu:

Options | Sort all by