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The Find command either filters filenames in transfer windows, or searches for text in most other Fetch windows.

This command is available as:

  • The Find command in the Edit menu
  • The Hide Find Field command in the Edit menu (only available when the Find field is displayed in a transfer window)
  • The Find Again command in the Edit menu (only available in text and shortcut windows)

Transfer window

When you choose the Find command in a transfer window, the Find field is displayed in the info bar, just above the file list. Enter the name or part of a name of a file you want to find, and the file list will be filtered to show only files whose names contain that text.

The Find command only searches in the folder currently displayed in the file list, not in any subfolders.

You can see the full list and clear the Find field by clicking the × button at the end of the field.

You can hide the Find field by choosing Edit > Hide Find Field. Hiding the Find field will also switch the file list back to showing all items.

The Find Again command is not available in transfer windows, since all matches are displayed when the file list is filtered.

Text & shortcut windows

When you choose the Find command in other windows, the Find window appears. Enter the text you want to search for in the Find window's edit field.

When a text window (including the Fetch Transcript window) is active, Find searches the displayed text. When a shortcut list window (including the Fetch Shortcuts window) is active, Find searches the names and other properties of the shortcuts.

Two checkboxes in the Find window can change how it searches for text:

  • Ignore case - When this box is checked, searches are not case sensitive; for example, searching for "dog" will match "dog," "Dog," or "DOG." When this box is unchecked, only exact matches for capitalization are found. Checked by default.
  • Match entire words - When this box is checked, searches will only match words that are not part of other words; for example, "dog" will not match "doghouse." When this box is unchecked, text searches will match parts of words; for example, "dog" will match "dog," "doghouse," or "boondoggle." Unchecked by default.

If the first match isn't what you were looking for, use the Find Again command to find the next match. You can also return to the Find window and click the Find button again to find the next match.