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Tip 3.3: How to not automatically search for the currently-selected word

October 25, 2014

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

Go to the Tools–Options–Environment–Find And Replace page, and uncheck the Automatically Populate Find What With Text From The Editor option.

Now, when you hit Ctrl+F (Quick Find) or Ctrl+Shift+F (Find In Files) or Ctrl+H (Quick Replace), the Find What combo box will not automatically display the current word or selected text.

Happy Programming! =)

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