Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

On my MacBook Pro I have found that several applications seem to share the value for a find. For example, I searched 'applestackexchange' in Safari's unified address bar, then I switch to Xcode and click into a Find field. The first word of my search in Safari then appears there. iTerm2 and Sublime Text 2 also seem to participate in this sharing.

Running latest Mountain Lion on a 2012 MBP.

share|improve this question
I noticed that too. It's probably a bug and the reason for that must be that they use the same buffer for the search text. – Can Sürmeli Feb 8 '13 at 16:32

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.