Having Sublime Text 2 Text Editor:

Is it possible to search within all the tabs that are open? How?

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Ctrl+F on Windows/Linux or +F on a Mac.

or just go to the menu "Find" and use the option almost at the bottom called "Find in Files".

To search in all open files, add this to the Where textbox:

<open files>

If you want to search in folders and such, please just look at the right of the textbox and see there's a button .... Click on it and it will show you options.

  • Mamsaac's answer is also supported in Sublime Text 3, for those who are wondering.
    – lucas
    Nov 30, 2016 at 15:44
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    When I try this (Sublime Text 3.1.1 on Mac OS), it doesn't search all open tabs; it only searches open tabs within the current window.
    – LarsH
    May 30, 2018 at 12:31
  • You can also leave the "WHERE" text box Empty instead of typing <open files>. Feb 28, 2021 at 23:56

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