Up until build 3153 the command palette would not select initial text
This is not true. I just tried it using ST 3126.
- Open command pallet -> input is empty
- Enter a command and execute it
- Reopen command pallet -> previous command is displayed in input control and fully selected
So I can either type enter again to recall it or just start typing another command.
If the command pallet is canceled without running a command, the input is cleared.
As @levacic I stumbled with the new behavior, too. It now requires us to press backspace several times to delete the previously run command in order to be able to run a new one. This is kind of stupid.
Maybe I am misled, but the only discussions I can remember were related to "command pallet not remembering the last command" or something like that.
From my point of view, the most recent run command should always stay in the input control being fully selected no matter whether the command pallet was closed with or without running it the last time. This way the most recent run command can always be executed again by just pressing enter or a new one can be typed in.
And maybe in the future the first lines of the search result list may be dedicated to the most recently run commands matching the fuzzy search, in order to ease up working with a couple of commands only. Sometimes one needs to call one or two commands after each other. Having some kind of favorites built from command history might help to quickly find them.