Inline Text Search in a text file is something which is very convenient when you are not sure about the exact search you want to make. It allows you to highlight the search results in the text file as you type your search query in the Search or Find dialog box. A feature something like, which is present in modern day browsers.
Notepad, the default text editor in the Windows, does not possess the facility of inline text search. You have to enter your search query in the search dialog box and hit Find button, then it starts searching the text string one by one.
MuseTips Text Filter is a free, lightweight and portable Windows software that lets you read, search and filter text files with ease. Text lines are instantly filtered as you type your search phrase, with all matched terms highlighted in a contrasting color. Here are some cool features of this inline search tool.
- Fast as-you-type searching
- Search phrase auto suggestion
- Full support to regular expressions
- Multiple query modes and filter modes
See it in action in the following .gif image.
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