Disable auto-find in file text search

When I'm in a file and I do a text search (Ctrl+F from Eclipse-style in Windows) it just auto-finds the text instead of letting me click up or down, which can scroll the page and throw off the context I'm trying to search in. I'm not sure how to have it just let me search manually, and sometimes I have to copy the text to another editor and do the search.

I'm not seeing how to disable it in settings, so is it possible and how?

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Can you please provide detailed steps to reproduce? I am a bit lost with "auto-find" expression.

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  • Open big file (2+ screens tall) -- e.g. some PHP class
  • Scroll to the very bottom
  • Call Ctrl+F (Find in Page)
  • Search for "function"
  • Editor area will automatically scroll up to display first match
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It was a feature request two years again to make it work like this: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-107186 .
Please feel free to submit usability isssue on this (to provide an option to disable this feature): http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/IDEA#newissue=yes .

@Andriy I really appreciate your help.

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I know how to find the first match, that's not the problem. The problem is if I'm in a thousands-line-long file and trying to find text within a function or object, I want to know if that word is in that section as sometimes it will push me into another one without it being clear that's where I am unless I note where the line numbers start and end for that section. In some cases I prefer auto-find, in others not, and I would like to have a checkbox to turn it on and off.

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This isn't the same request; I want to be able to turn off auto-scroll in Find, like having a checkbox in that section (there's plenty of room there). Most editors let me use Next/Prev (like Eclipse), which is sometimes more convenient.

I'll file a new usability request.

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