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In Evince document viewer I can search for text in a document using the find option (Ctrl+F). However, I can't find where to activate the Case Sensitive and Whole Words Only search options.

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On the left side of the search box there is a magnifier icon. If you click on it, it will display a drop down menu where you can activate the Case Sensitive and Whole Words Only search options.

case sensitive and whole words search in Evince

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    If the purpose was to hide these options very well, they've succeeded. Fortunately, @codeaviator saved my day.
    – twigmac
    Jul 16 '20 at 12:22
  • I agree @twigmac. There is a lack of obvious hints to find these options easily. This is what motivated me to post this self-answered question, to help folks like you and my future self. Cheers :) Jul 23 '20 at 10:47
  • Any way to permanently set this setting? I have to right-click and turn it on every new instance. From here and here there are some config files, but they don't seem to deal with search. Jan 4 '21 at 16:00
  • I don't have the 'whole words only' option with a .djvu file.
    – user598527
    Oct 25 '21 at 19:37

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