Originally Posted by Serpentine
Haha, just make sure your search option is set to Regex and not Normal, and that you're searching the current file/s.
I've switched and forgotten a number of times
I can not believe that I didn't know how to switch modes in the search. You guys kept saying to make sure and I kept pilfering through the menus and editors thinking "how the heck do I know if I'm in regex or not? Isn't it all dependent on the search string?"
kiwidude posted about that really kewl
ctrl+click feature and I had a lightbulb moment about the drop downs actually in the find/replace box. There it is, on the left where it has always said "normal."
*sigh* I've manually edited all the instances out of the piece I'm working on right now so I can't try it right away, but I have several set aside and marked "format" so I'm sure I'll be able to get to it this evening and try out your wonderful suggestions.
Thank you, not only for your time but also for your patience.