Changes the maximum search buffer size. If you need to match a string that is longer than 4096 bytes (4k), increase the Maximum text buffer size to be at least as large as the string you need to match.
This seems to me to be stating that it will look ahead X (default=4096) bytes from the current pointer for the potential match. Supposing that the desired match happens in 1024 chars, doesn't the pointer advance to the end of the successful match then look ahead for the next 4096 bytes?
I'm not seeing that. I have this:
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EasyPattern [DIVISION : DIVISION[1+ not '|']||] with 
| [ ] Match case
| [ ] Whole words only
| [ ] Case sensitive replace
| [ ] Prompt on replace
| [ ] Skip prompt if identical
| [ ] First only
| [ ] Extract matches
| Maximum text buffer size 73728
Yet I keep having to increase the size for it to work as I find larger and larger runs within larger files. The target text has that a single pattern match over no more than about 6000 chars (a single printed page) repeating from anywhere from 2000 to 324960 chars total. It seems to me that setting the max match size to 8096 bytes or even 14336 would be enough yet it doesn't. Yet, on my current test file with it's 324960 repeating range, it works with 14336. I would love to paste the data, but it's confidential.
Any guesses? Any reason not to set the max match to something enormous ?