I know that I can double click a word and Notepad++ will highlight all instances of that word within the document. My question is not about this.
Does anyone know of a plug-in or setting which will allow me to select as many characters as I please and highlight all occurrences of those characters?
Given the following text file:
$hey_you = 'hey you'; $hey_me = 'hey me'; $hey_we = 'hey we';
With my cursor I wish to select
$hey_ and have the 3
Also, if the scroll-bar could behave like Google Chrome's with yellow markings then that would be a huge bonus, too.