Search for a target within a file
You can search for a text string in a currently opened file in the editor. Using different options, you can narrow your search process, use regular expressions in your search, and manage your search results.
Find the search string in a file
Open your file in the editor.
Press Ctrl+F or selectfrom the main menu.
In the search field that opens, enter your search string. WebStorm highlights the results of your search in the file.
Vice versa, when you highlight a string in the editor and press Ctrl+F, WebStorm places the highlighted string into the search field.Alternatively, just position the caret at the string to search and press Ctrl+F or select from the main menu.
Find in selection
You can search for a text string inside the multi-line selection.
Select a multi-line fragment and press Ctrl+F.
Enter your search string. WebStorm will search for the target inside the selected fragment first.
If you press Ctrl+F again or click , WebStorm will switch the search process back to the whole file.
If you want to search for the multi-line fragment itself, select it and press Ctrl+F twice or double-click .
Manage your search
To see the list of previous searches, press ⌥+↓ in the search field.
To enter a multi-line string, click the icon in the search field for a new line.
To navigate to the previous or to the next occurrence, use the and arrows.
Work with the list of occurrences Alt+F7 in the Find tool window, where you have other options, for example, to group your results or to open them in a separate window.
To add a selection of the next occurrence or deselect the previous occurrence, click or Alt+J or Shift+Alt+J.
To quickly replace the target of your search in the whole file, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J and type the replacement string.
To narrow your search, select the Words or Match case checkbox on the search pane, or click filter and select a scope for your search.
Replace the search string in a file
Press Ctrl+R to open the Replace in File window.
In the top field, enter your search string. In the bottom field, enter your replacement string.
Click for a multi-line replace. For example, if you want to replace a comma with a comma and a new line, enter a comma in the search field and a comma and the new line in the replace field.
Click Replace to replace items one by one, Replace all to replace all items in your file, and Exclude to omit some items from replacing.
The options that appear in the Replace window, are similar to the Find window and you can refer to the manage the search results section.