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Using the "Find" tool in the text editor

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Hi guys,

I often use the "Find" (aka CTRL-F) tool in "Visual Studio .net 2003 7.1
c++".

I noticed that that dialog box does not go away when I perform a search (it
stays on the screen). This is different from the behavior of VS6.

I find this frusterating because a mouse click is required to close the
window (I cannot ALT-TAB back to the find window to press ESC).

Is there a way to make the find window behave like VS6 and close when I
commence my search?

Thanks,

Rudy
Nov 17 '05 #1
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On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:56:13 -0800, Rudy Ray Moore wrote:
Hi guys, I often use the "Find" (aka CTRL-F) tool in "Visual Studio .net 2003 7.1
c++". I noticed that that dialog box does not go away when I perform a search (it
stays on the screen). This is different from the behavior of VS6. I find this frusterating because a mouse click is required to close the
window (I cannot ALT-TAB back to the find window to press ESC). Is there a way to make the find window behave like VS6 and close when I
commence my search? Thanks, Rudy


When I CTRL+F to bring up the Find dialog in a code window, the dialog
maintains the focus after the search so I can quickly hit [Enter] to
jump to the next instance or [ESC] . Have you made any changes in the
Options dialog?

Tim
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Nov 17 '05 #2

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"Tim Smelser" <t_*******@snotmail.com> wrote in message
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On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 10:56:13 -0800, Rudy Ray Moore wrote:
When I CTRL+F to bring up the Find dialog in a code window, the dialog
maintains the focus after the search so I can quickly hit [Enter] to
jump to the next instance or [ESC] . Have you made any changes in the
Options dialog?

Tim


Thanks Tim,

Indeed, as you search the focus remains in the "find" window, but as soon as
you start editing in the text editor (using an ALT-TAB for example) you can
no longer close the "find" window with the keyboard. Instead I should use
the ESC key to close the window.

I suppose I could get "backward compatible" behavior (VS6) by pressing the
ESC key immedately after performing every search. Of course, I would rather
not have to do this.

Rudy
Nov 17 '05 #3

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"Rudy Ray Moore" <ru*******@hotmail.com> wrote:
I suppose I could get "backward compatible" behavior (VS6) by pressing
the ESC key immedately after performing every search. Of course, I
would rather not have to do this.


Agreed. This is one thing that bothers me with VS.NET. I wonder if one
could write some sort of macro to do it the "right" way :-)

Another is that the Find In Files dialog always plops itself right into the
middle of the screen. No matter how many times you move it out of the way -
- next time, it's right back in the middle again, covering up your work.

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harry
Nov 17 '05 #4

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