Up to netbeans 7.1, when you had a folder selected in tree views (i.e. in the projects tab) and you started to type, it first searched inside that folder and, if no element matched the search, it started searching in the whole tree.
That behaviour was very convenient (at last for me): I have a large PHP project, with several folders, and when I want to select a file, I first search the first characters of the top-most folder, I select that folder, and then I search for a file *inside* that folder.
That changed in netbeans 7.2 (and 7.2.1 and 7.3 too). Now when you start typing, if searches in the whole tree (outside my selected folder); that makes it very complicated to find the file you're searching, as there can be lots of files with start with the same characters, but located in different folders.
I don't know if there is a configuration option to revert it to the behaviour it had in 7.1 (and I've not been able to find anywhere an explanation of why the hell you have changed it!). I must use 7.2 due to the lack of Subversion 1.7 support in 7.1, but that is a very annoying change for me.
Yes, there was a change in the search strategy. What can Martin say about the change in behavior?
Passing to Martin to notice the previous question.
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201306262301* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Jan Peska <JPESKA@netbeans.org>
Log: Issue #225764 - Quick search in tree view changed its behaviour in 7.2
Search in sub-nodes of the selected node first