I like when a search functionality tells me there's no more results when reaching the end of the file, rather than looping to the beginning of the file.

How can I do that in Notepad++? I can't find this option in the preferences menu.

1 Answer 1


Uncheck Wrap around when searching.

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  • Simple by very very helpful!!!! :) Thank you.
    – Samuel
    Jul 19, 2012 at 13:24
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    I wanted the opposite - Notepad++ to search both ways rather than only Up or Down, and your answer helped me (in my case I had to Check the option). Thank you!
    – Chait
    Dec 19, 2013 at 16:00

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