Why does Find and Replace in SSMS 18.2 default to "All Open Documents"?!
Why on earth does Find and Replace default to "All Open Documents"?!
You don't know how many times I have replaced things in other query windows unintentionally. If I am fortunate, I catch it and do Ctrl-Z to undo it.
Just now I did a replace, and SSMS froze while it happily did a replace in all the query windows I had open , to the tune of 63,514 replacements!
A much more sensible default would be "Current Document". Or better yet, allow the default to be set under Tools... Options...
Please change this.
Phill Gee commented
executing a query should not reset the find and replace neither. if I'm wanting to find and replace frequently withing one window, I'm having to change the "Look In" every time.