Ok, I've tried searching everywhere, but the terms are pretty generic, so I'm coming to the expert source.
I code within the editor of DW and I like to search. Sometimes the big search dialog box is feature rich. I can search within the source of the current document, all open documents, or even within a directory if I so choose. I can even replace upon finding, and when I'm really feeling powerful, I can use regex to find what I'm looking for.
All well and dandy.
However, sometimes that's just too much. Too many options. Too much power. Too BIG of a DIALOG BOX. Some of my files have 500+ lines of code and I just want a simple/quick, not in your face search. In my layout there are two small search boxes. One unfortunately opens my default browser and searches for the term I entered. (I wish it would search the currently open and in focus document!) The other searches for files.
Q: is there any way to configure either of those boxes to just do a quick and dirty search of the open document?
I really don't want to make my own widget (I haven't done that since Homesite when Macromedia owned it). It looks a bit more complicated, and I don't have the time to delve. Or should I?
I'm using DW CS6 creative cloud on Mac.
Can you check out this article http://technotoolbox.blogspot.in/2012/11/using-custom-find-and-replace -in.html, and see if the options mentioned in the article help you?
Thanks for the reply.
How the Find & Replace dialog box functions is not my issue. It's the interface.
When I want to search within the open document that I'm editing, that dialog box is too powerful, as too many options, takes up too much screen real estate.
There are already two search boxes in the interface (notice screen shot in OP). I just wish I could configure them. Does anyone know if that's possible?
Can I reprogram the (in the screen shot) upper right search box to not perform the search in my default browser with my default search engine, but rather, to search the open editor document?