I quite often need to search the whole directory regardless in which subdirectory I am in. For example in SciTE: I am in scite/win32 directory but I want to search also in scite/src and basically all other directories. There is currently no way how to make it default.
The attached patch introduces find.in.directory property which will be usually set in SciTEDirectory.properties. It is used to prefill the directory field in Find in Files. User can still change it.