When the file is large or my search generic, the instant search can lock up Atom and freeze it until the window appears to Wait or Close Atom.
I would prefer to have search wait until I hit enter. This would be a lovely user option.
For instance, searching for a comma in a file that has 13,000 commas… with regex on. I have a 3rd gen i5 and very few 3rd party packages (highlight-selected - which I’ve disabled as a test; plus color-picker, autocomplete-php and language-asp).
I’ve seen the slow down appear in a variety of document types. The 13k comma was in a new, unsaved plain text file.