Answer to my second question: In Global Settings, there are three keys:
folder_exclude_patterns: folders (NOT a full path, just a folder name or pattern) to leave out of the sidebar and search file_exclude_patterns: file name or pattern to leave out of the sidebar and search binary_file_patterns: file name or pattern to leave IN the sidebar but OUT of search
Jay Levitt wrote:1. Is there a way to set the default size of the panel that appears when I search for files?
I don't think so, but there is a button that will put the find results into a new view instead of in the results panel—it's called "Use Buffer". I recommend it: in fact, I think it should be select by default.
I want the "proj/compiled/assets" folder to not appear in the sidebar and and search. And I can't use the pattern "assets" to exclude it because there are other "assets" folders in the project which I would want to be searchable.