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Have different settings from Find in Files and Quick Find

The settings of Quick find (Ctrl+F) and Find in Files (Ctrl+Shift+F) have become tied together and that causes awful usability. When using quick find after using find in files, I always need to change settings before performing a search due to this behavior.

When using Quick find, I always want to search in the current document, and when using Find in Files, most of the time I search the entire solution or the current project. Now every time I try a Quick find after having used Find in files, I end up searching the entire solution, which is not what I want and takes a lot of time. Then I need to close whatever document was opened by the search, go back to my original document, change the search scope and finally perform the search again.
Even if I remember that I need to change the settings, it requires a lot of interaction. Instead of doing "Ctrl+F", type, "Enter", I now need to do "Ctrl+F", pick up mouse, click on dropdown, change the scope, click on the search box, type, "Enter".

Please revert to the old behavior!

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    aaubryaaubry shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Visual Studio TeamAdminVisual Studio Team (Product Team, Microsoft) responded  · 

    We’re addressing this post Beta. Please see comments for a temporary extension you can download that provides a workaround for this issue.

    Thanks,
    Murali
    Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha | Program Manager | Visual Studio Editor

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