Find feature now deselects "find what" field after searching

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When I use ctrl+f to find, if the text is not found, I get a message telling me so. In the past, I could hit enter to click ok and it would re-highlight the field so I could just type in the next thing I’m looking for. But now, it gets deselected somehow and I either have to click and select the text again or click tab several times to have the cursor scroll to the correct field. This seems minor, but it really screws up my pace when I'm searching for a long list of different entries, which is often.

 

Anyone have a solution to this? Why did this even change?

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I recommend to use the feedback button from within Excel (File, Feedback, send a frown) to report this to the Excel team.

Thanks @Jan Karel Pieterse  I did that. Seems like the same thing is happening for my coworkers. Here's hoping they fix it!

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@ppaccounting 

It looks like that was changed for everyone after some update

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@ppaccounting 

By the way, checked how it works in Word - it keeps staying on Find what: bar if nothing was found

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I've reported it to the Excel team.