Search and Replace

Search and replace can be used to replace all instances of a keyword with another form of text. To bring up the “Search and Replace” tool, use Ctrl+h while focused in the editor.


If you are using an alternate keyboard shortcut theme, your shortcut might be different.

Enter the search text in the first text entry. Enter the replacement text in the second text entry.


The replacement text may contain “regex backreferences” such as \1 and others. See the g_regex_replace documentation for more information.

Select “Replace” to replace the next match or “Replace All” to replace all matches.

Using Special Characters

If you want to insert or replace a tab character using “search and replace”, you need to use the escaped form of tab (\t). You can also do this for new lines with \n.