Find as you type


Is there a way to have the Find and Replace package highlight results as you type?

I use this all the time in Sublime Text and the lack of it in Atom makes the editor feel much slower.


I believe you are looking for “incremental search”? I’ve requested this from the find-and-replace project and even posted a patch for a new key designed to do so.

However it might need a dedicated package - even with “live search” (as I think they call it) it feels slow. Part of the problem, I think, is they are waiting a bit after each keystroke so they can be batched up. This is fine for a search-and-replace type operation but when using incremental search for navigation you really don’t want the lag.