Quick task search before creating a new task

What I’m trying to do

I have a lot of incomplete tasks in my vault. Sometimes when I’m busy in a meeting, I quickly add a task, only to later discover that I’ve already captured that task, so I have created a duplicate.

I’d like to be able to have a fast little box where I can start typing text, and get a live search of incomplete tasks using the words I’ve typed. This would let me quickly see if I have already captured tasks with those words, and if so I would not create a new task.

Things I have tried

I’ve created a little QuickAdd macro that adds this text:

not done
description includes XXX
short mode

Then I can change XXX to whatever I’m search for, and quickly tell if I’ve created a task with those words in the description.

This works, but it’s an extra step which slows me down.

Thanks for any help!

If you want to use quick add, i tkink the faster is to use this capture, by selecting the word you wish to search for :

not done
description includes {{selected}}
short mode

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