How to Search in Notepad Application on Windows

If you have a text file opened in "Notepad", the default text editor on Windows 8/9/10/11 PC, and want to search for a certain text in it, then you can make use of the Find option that you will find under Edit menu option.

Find Option under Edit in Notepad app for Windows

You can also make use of the keyboard shortcut: Control + F

Example of Find in Notepad
Match for Find in Notepad

If there are multiple matches, you can select the previous or next match using the arrows, or simply use keyboard shortcuts.

  • Find Next: F3
  • Find Previous: Shift + F3

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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