[TxMt] Re: Persistance of search string over multiple programms

Matt Neuburg matt at tidbits.com
Wed Feb 8 18:38:01 UTC 2017

Unfortunately we've been up and down this road. This is a feature of the system. I hate it too. All applications share something called the Find Pasteboard.


I particularly dislike this when I switch away from TM to do a find in a different program, come back, and discover that my carefully configured search has been destroyed.

I've asked for a preference that would allow us to decouple TM's search fields from the Find Pasteboard, but this has been flatly refused.


> On Feb 8, 2017, at 6:59 AM, Martin Wilhelm Leidig <listwatch at moss.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hello *,
> not sure if this is a TM problem/feature at all; but I found it there, so …
> Using TM 2.0-rc.4 and Skim 1.4.26 (100) on El Capitán 10.11.6, I have an odd phenomenon concerning search strings: they persist over several programs.
> Example: In TM, I type something into the “Find:” field of the search dialogue, say “test123”. Then I change to Skim, and typing Cmd-F there I see “test123”.  Same effect in the other direction (search words from Skim appear in TM-search), same if I use one of the search dialogues in Skims side panes.  Also same with the mail search in Apple Mail.
> I find this “feature” highly annoying.  Is this some new Finder thing (I skipped from 10.6.8 directly to 10.11.x) or is it some TM thing?  How can I disable it?
> Thanks for all hints!
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