Find dialog erases search pattern

  • So here I am, crafting a not-so-simple regex to search and replace. I am almost done editing the regex, but haven’t run it yet, when I accidentally press the down arrow key instead of the left arrow key. Now my regex is gone, because this arrow key causes the combo box to load the previously used search pattern.

    Is there a way to prevent or recover from this behavior? If not, can some safeguard be put in place against it? Maybe add the pattern to the combo box list when it has been changed, rather than requiring that it be executed?

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