How to set default search window "Open in Find Window"

Hello, how can I set the default so when I do a "find" it shows in the Find Window at the bottom, not in that popup?

Thanks

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Seriously?

Again you robbed us of the cool search window?

My colleague came to me the other day and asked why I am still using an 2018 version .... Well that's why. We are paying for this, why do you guys keep making it worse instead of better? One of THE most used functions and so many people who don't like the way you changed it. Why can't we get at least a switch to get the old behaviour back?

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Kaiser

What issues do you have with hitting the "Open in Find Window" button?

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That it is unneccessary.The old window worked very well without any additional action. Why change it up and add an additional Mouseclick or Combokey to it?

We work all day to make code more efficient on an IDE that is making itself less efficient.

And as I have seen, I am not the only one bothered by this.

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Kaiser

Correct me if I'm wrong but...

  • Before (dialog style): type text and press Enter
  • Now (popup style): type text and press Ctrl+Enter

.. and you will get the same tool window with search results.

So where is the difference / extra clicks/combokeys?

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I see, you don't want to get it. That's fine by me, won't argue against that.

There are people like me who don't like the change of behaviour. And there are people like you who don't mind.

I think a good IDE should be able to serve both well.

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* Before it was a static dialog and only began to search when you pressed enter. There was another tab for live searching but not the default

* Now it searches and refines as you type which is distracting and unnecessary when I am always going to open it in the results windows anyway

 

Also the change of keys is a clear demotion of what the primary function of the search dialog was - to get a find a list of search results. If you know that you need a single result and can recognize it quickly then the new dialog is great. For all other purposes it is (subjectively) useless and having the list opened and pinned to the UI to explore is both more useful and what I expect from search results.

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I very rarely want to search for a single location. I want to find all the places in my code that I've done something. I find the initial results window, *and* the live search extremely jarring and annoying. Why would I want PhpStorm to change what's on the screen multiple times as I type. It's like having someone shouting multiple, irrelevant (and wrong) answers to a question before you've finished asking it.

I *always* want to go to the old search results window and I don't see why you can't provide a way to make that the default via a system setting.

In addition, there often appears to be no way to close the initial search window when there are no useful search results. At least on my Windows machine, there is to standard "X" at the upper right that would allow me to close it. 

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Just weighing in there that the fact that it's impossible to disable this popup abomination despite users clearly indicating that they hate it is a sad indication of what the "Intelli" brains think of their user base. The fact that this popup doesn't disappear when you press escape is inexcusable and has frustrated me on a daily basis for literally years. "Develop with pleasure" - yeah right.

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