Targets Not Visible in Quick Search Bar

The word count/session targets were visible in the quick search bar throughout my entire session until I actually used the search bar. Now I have to hover over the quick search bar to see the targets. Is there any way to change it back so that the targets are steadily visible without hovering?

If not, I’ll be obsessively hovering over the search bar after every sentence which is incredibly distracting.

That is the way the quick search is meant to work. It should only display when the mouse hovers there. You can place the cursor in the editor and then place the mouse over the quick search and then type, but that’s not terrible practical for an entire session. You could go to Project>Show Project Targets instead.