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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.

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Just tested 6.2.3 in Win7, works fine, no loss of focus from Replace dialog after Alt+A. Are you sure you're not clicking the document? (You can always turn off transparency for the dialog BTW.) Edit: Or perhaps some plugin is at fault - I just tested the default install. –  Karan Jan 23 '13 at 17:55
Works fine for me in 6.2.2 on Win7x64 as well. –  techturtle Jan 23 '13 at 20:21
Yep, it was my old version! Dang. Well thanks guys for pointing it out! I can now close the F&R window with ESC after I'm done with it. Still a bit odd that the Close button on it has no alt-key (like 'A' for Replace-All), but no worries. –  NateJ Jan 24 '13 at 0:44

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