Visual Studio 11 - Text Search scope is shared between Quick Find and Find in Files - by gucorgnet

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ID 734756 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/30/2012 1:16:08 PM
Access Restriction Public


When setting the scope for "Find in Files" to "Entire Solution", this also sets the scope for "Quick Find" to "Entire Solution" which is rather annoying and didn't use to happen.
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/23/2012 at 7:52 PM
We have a new version of the Settings separator extension that now works on Visual Studio Beta update builds as well. For those of you who upgraded to VS Update, the extension would have installed, but not worked. This is because it was configured to strictly work only on Beta. Please download and install this new version and it should work for you.
New Download link:

Posted by Microsoft on 4/11/2012 at 4:46 PM
Thank you for logging this issue. This has been one of the top reported bugs and we are addressing it post-Beta. In the meantime, we have an extension (link below) that should work around the issue so you can work with separate scope and search options.
Download: VS11_Beta_Only_FindSettingsSeparator.vsix

IMPORTANT: The extension provides a workaround for the shared scope & options issue. Please note that this extension can be expected to work correctly only on Beta and should be uninstalled when upgrading to future versions. This extension will not be serviced by Microsoft. If you encounter any issues after installing the extension, please uninstall and restart Visual Studio.

We invite you to visit the Find Blog post on Beta (

Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha | Program Manager | Visual Studio Professional - Editor team
Posted by Microsoft on 4/2/2012 at 12:06 PM

Thank you for logging this issue. Sharing settings between Quick Find and Find-in-files is definitely an issue. These settings should be separate. We agree with you, and this has already been fixed in internal builds. We just couldn’t get it time for Beta. You should get the correct behavior in future versions. For Beta, we are planning to release an extension that works around this issue. Stay tuned on the Visual Studio Blog!

Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha | Program Manager | Visual Studio Professional - Editor team
Posted by EricLeong [Feedback Moderator] on 4/1/2012 at 7:44 PM
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Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 3/30/2012 at 1:51 PM
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