VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind
The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
It slows down all work.
So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.
Hi feedback providers
We are not planning to revert to the old find dialog, nor allow disabling of the Quick Find feature in Visual Studio.
However we recognise that some of the issues raised in the comments do need to be addressed, for instance the usability/visibility of the switch toggles for case sensitivity. We’ll look at those as separate issues, however since we’re not planning to make the overall change that is suggested, I’m closing this item as declined.
Please continue to raise feedback on the usability and functionality of the quick find feature via the built-in feedback reporting system so that we can prioritize the work required (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt280277.aspx for details of the feedback tools).
Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team
VS2013: still the same useless and unbelievable anyoing Quick Find. The GUI developers clearly never use it themselves.
Totally agree. The bitmap buttons for case sensitivity, whole word, and regular expressions are inscrutable, and it's hard to tell at a glance if they are enabled or not. On a 30" monitor having it pinned to the upper right is very inconvenient. Also, the autocomplete behavior of the search history combo box changed in subtle ways that make it less useful.
The new dialog causes constant friction in an extremely high-traffic feature that has been stable for many years. Please give us the option to use the old dialog!
Doubting Pearl commented
oh my godness, I ment
"VS2012 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind"