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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.

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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
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