Allow multiple windows for search results
Search in files only supports two windows for search results. Old results are permanently discarded and new results are displayed in one of the two windows.
Add support for multiple search result windows.
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Or have one Find Results window with a drop down that allows you to display previous search results.
Honza B commented
I'm using Express. I would be very much pleased with two result windows, as used to be in VS2008. It was one of most appreciated features of VS that I loved. I sometimes really critically misses this...
I would only like this is if a tab appeared for each unique search. thus, if you search for the same word again, it would simply bring you to the preexisting tab and refresh the search results. That way it would reduce the window clutter, yet be smart in that keeps the results you are interested in.Perhaps this could be implemented as the New Solution Explorer that could have multiple instances.