Yeah, the functionality is exactly the same, just with different key bindings.
I believe there's a reasonably large group of people who are used to the key bindings that the incremental find panel has, and another group that's used to the key bindings that the normal find panel has. This leaves me with the choice of either adding configuration options to let the behaviour be customised, or just supporting both. Supporting both is simpler, works out of the box with the least surprises for the most people, and has the benefit that if a user is comfortable with both sets of key bindings, then they can choose to use different panels in different circumstances.
SteveCooperOrg wrote:Which reminds me; is there a context for 'the find panel is open'.
There isn't, but it's on the todo list.