Is there a plugin that makes it possible to do a Google Chrome like word search in Notepad++?

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After a word search Google Chrome shows the approximate position of the line in which the word was found as a mark on the vertical scroll bar. There is a similar feature in eclipse. Is it possible to get a similar feature in Notepad++ as well?

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There isn't much for Notepad++, but I would recommend taking a look at JN-NPP. Installation can be done via the Plugins Admin by searching for the jN Notepad++ Plugin. It can also be done by just placing the DLL, and the includes, in your plugins folder in the Notepad++ directory (highlighted here).

One of it's main features is the Smart Highlighting, which is essentially what you are looking for (on highlighting of a word, all occurrences will appear as green lines on the right hand side).

It also has a slew of other features, such as JSHint (A tool that points out errors in JS code), CSSLint (cleans up CSS code), a basic SVN client, a music player (for some reason), and many others.

  • Wow this is really cool thanks a lot I have tested it in a portable installation of Npp V6.2.3 (UNICODE) and it works
    – user17915
    May 6, 2015 at 4:57
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    If you are satisfied with the answer provided (I know that I am, thanks and +1), then please accept the answer as a courtesy to others searching in future. Your comment helps, but is not immediately obvious. Thanks for good question (+1).
    – Mawg
    May 6, 2015 at 9:46

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