For some baffling reason, Apple thinks that whatever I search for in one app will be the same thing that I want to search for in another app. This results in my actual search terms being overwritten in (for example) my text editor just because I searched for something on a web page or in iTunes. Having my carefully-craft regex replaced with "Pink Floyd" is aggravating, to say the least, especially when using a text editor without a search history. The user-interface thinking that led Apple to this decision is beyond my ability to comprehend, but I really would like a way to turn it off. How can I disable this?
PS: Why does a find field value in one application show up in a the find field of another application? raises a similar question but the answer offered there only applies to the specific scenario of the question, and to BBEdit as an application. I‘m looking for a way to control this behavior in general.