[Geany] Feature request: Highlight all occurences

Steve Horsley steve.horsley at xxxxx
Fri Apr 18 15:27:38 UTC 2008

Thanks for the response, Enrico.

I have now subscribed to the mailing list. I did browse teh archives before
posting though. Honest.

Silly me, I hadn't realised that you could turn the markers in the gutter
off, which then makes the marked lines highlighted. This is a big
improvement for me.

However, to show you what I meant, I have made comparative screenshots at
The colour is not important, but I do prefer gedit's way of highlighting
only the text you are searching for.
But on the other hand, I do like the way that marking in geany is cumulative
over several searches - that may come in useful on occasions.


2008/4/18 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:

> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:46:13 +0100, "Steve Horsley"
> <steve.horsley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> most important first: this is a mailing list. In order to receive
> further answers, you should subscribe to this list
> (http://lists.uvena.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/geany).
> > I have no idea how easy this would be to do, but I would like to
> > suggest an option whereby when you do a search, all occurences are
> > highlighted. The first occurence would be selected as usual, but all
> > other occurences highlighted in yellow. For a working example of what
> > I mean, try searching for text in gedit. I find the feature very
> I actually didn't test it with gedit because I don't want to install
> all its Gnome dependencies just to test searching ;-).
> But I'm pretty sure Geany already can what you are looking for. In the
> search dialog, click on the expander "Find All" and then click on
> "Mark" (see http://geany.uvena.de/manual/0.13/images/find_dialog.png
> for reference).
> This will highlight all matches, not exactly in yellow but in a nice
> green ;-).
> And with Geany 0.14 (upcoming release) you can also change the used
> colour to yellow or whatever you like ;-).
> If this matters for you, read the manual at
> http://geany.uvena.de/manual/0.14/#special-file-filetypes-common and
> look for the "marker_search" setting.
> Regards,
> Enrico
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