Option to disable editor's instant search within current file


#1

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.


#2

There was just a change that was introduced that the instant search shouldn’t activate I believe until there are at least three characters to match on. It may even be configurable. You may want to search the recent activity in the find-and-replace package to get more context. It’s possible that the correct balance still hasn’t been struck.


#3

Ah hah, thank you! Seems this is a fairly old and talked about issue. There are improvements coming. Glad to hear it. Source: