The text fields in many jEdit components, such as the file system browser, incremental search bar, and action bar, all remember the last 20 entered strings by default. The number of strings to remember can be changed in the the section called “The Appearance Pane”.pane of the > dialog box; see
UP recalls previous strings. Pressing
DOWN after recalling previous strings recalls later
S+DOWN will search
backwards or forwards, respectively, for strings beginning with the text
already entered in the text field.
Clicking the triangle to the right of the text field, or clicking with
the right-mouse button anywhere else will display a pop-up menu of all
previously entered strings; selecting one will input it into the text field.
Selecting the first item, "previously entered strings:" pops up
a dialog that lets you change previously entered strings.
Shift while clicking will display a menu of
all previously entered strings that begin with the text already
In jEdit 4.3, the search/replace history fields are multi-line
textareas, so they no longer use the same single-line history textfield
described above. The multiline history textarea behaves a little
DOWN arrows go up
and down a line in the textarea, instead of through the previously
are used instead to select history strings, and there is no arrow combo
button, although right-click will still show you the history as a