Search and Replace — Multiple Files


Keyboard shortcuts related to Find in Files:

Open Find in Files Ctrl + Shift + F
Toggle regular expressions Alt + R
Toggle case sensitivity Alt + C
Toggle exact matches Alt + W
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Search Scope

The Where field in Find in Files limits the search scope. You can define scopes in several ways:

  • Adding individual directories (Unix-style paths, even on Windows)
  • Adding/excluding files based on wildcards
  • Adding symbolic locations (<open folders>, <open files>...)

It is also possible to combine these filters using commas; for example:


Press the ... button in the search panel to display a menu containing scope options.

Results Format

In the search panel, you can customize how results are displayed. These are the available options:

  • Show in separate view
  • Show context