When there is no selection in a document, I hit command-F and start typing a string to search for.
Say I type "sh". Then as I type a third character ("u") "sh" is selected in the document and the status bar says:
"2 characters selected; unable to find shu"
Interestingly, if I then command-tab to go to another app, then go back to ST2, the status bar now says:
2 characters selected.
In order to work around this, I have to write the string I want to search for into a blank document, then paste it into the find text box.
Seems like the bug is triggered by typing slowly?
This seems like a bug to me. It makes the Find functionality pretty useless.
It's version 2.0.1 Build 2217 on Mac OS 10.7.4.
Incidentally, is there a way to tell ST2 that I never want to find in a selection, I always want to find in the whole document regardless of whether there is a selection? That is a somewhat separate issue from the one above.