This has been annoying me for weeks now.. I use Notepad++ on a daily basis and I love it, but this behavior changed in an update at some point within the last year or so, and it's buggin.
I'm a keyboard-shortcut guy. I'll do a Find-Replace by hitting Ctrl-H, type in my stuff, hit Alt-A to "Replace All", and to my dismay, the 'focus' is now back on the main NPP window (in the file I was editing), and the only way to get focus back to the Find-Replace window is to click. Typically all I want to do is close it, since I'm done with my Find-Replace, but even if I wanted to do another, I'd still have to click.
It wasn't like this in the past, and I guess it has something to do with the fact that the Find-Replace dialog is now sort of "transparent" and/or "hovering" instead of a 'normal' window. But anyway..
Do you good people have any suggestions on how to make it behave more like it used to?
PS: thanks for reminding me to always include system/environment info! Win7 x64, NPP version 5.9 <-- I think I just found my problem; I'll update and comment below if the latest version solves it.