The default hotkey behavior in both Xcode and TextEdit “Find and Replace” is:
Find and Replace... ⌘⌥F
However, in TextEdit, the dialog for “Find and Replace” remains even after you press ⌘F. In Xcode ⌘F hides the “Find and Replace” section of the dialog and only displays the “Find” part.
In TextEdit, ⌘F sets the focus (which means your text marker is in the box) in the “Find” textbox. ⌘⌥F sets the focus in the “Find and Replace” textbox. Pressing ⌘⌥F followed by ⌘F keeps the entire dialog open. In Xcode the focus is ALWAYS in the “Find” dialog, no matter what hotkey you invoked it with.
I prefer the TextEdit behavior, but would also like consistency. Is there any way to make Xcode behave as TextEdit in this regard?