If you are editing a file and press Ctrl+F, the "find" component will be displayed at the bottom of the editor window.
However, this disappears as soon as you bring focus to the editor text area or if you bring focus to any other TopComponent.
It would be better if the "find" component remained active and visible until explicitly closed, and was not "owned" by
any particular editor TopComponent. This is how Firefox works and that design makes it easy to repeat a search in
another window (or in the case of Firefox, another tab). I realize that you can do a "find in files" search in the
IDE's projects tab, but there are times when you want to limit the search to a few specific files, especially if they
are not rooted in the same project.
Maybe this is related http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=192318
Ok, I will try to implement this one.
*** Bug 128597 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's implemented http://hg.netbeans.org/jet-main/rev/cec9d7fe6cee
Searchbar is closed by pressing ESC, or by click to close button. (Or There is different behavior if you use emacs profile).
Searchbar remains at the bottom of editor. It has focus also when you open new file, change a file. It doesn't have focus, if focus was on editor not on search text field.
Integrated into 'main-golden'
User: Milutin Kristofic <email@example.com>
Log: #157152 - enhancement - searchbar is singleton, remain on bottom
Excellent! I have verified the fix in the following environment.
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201108140601)
Java: 1.6.0_25; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 20.0-b11
System: Windows XP version 5.1 running on x86; Cp1252; en_US (nb)
Thank you so much!