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Can I create a keyboard shortcut for Find Next in Writer?

asked 2018-10-18 17:22:08 +0100

EasyGoingPat gravatar image

updated 2020-06-19 08:46:28 +0100


Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for Find Next (Repeat Search) in Writer? I don't seem to be able to find this function in the keyboard shortcuts editor.

Kind wishes ~ Patrick

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(Off topic here)
I was the villain who (inadvertently) deleted your other question and who doesn't know a way now to make the mistake undone. Sorry!

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-05-29 19:27:55 +0100 )edit

These things happen. Thanks for letting me know. - Patrick

EasyGoingPat gravatar imageEasyGoingPat ( 2020-05-30 08:44:49 +0100 )edit

I have found the question (using Google) and the solution below, thanks to you.

d-v-romanov gravatar imaged-v-romanov ( 2021-01-27 08:31:56 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-10-18 18:24:46 +0100

Pansmanser gravatar image

Shift-Ctrl-F is defined by default as find next. You could also define your own using Tools-Customise on the Keyboard tab.

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If you decide to add your own shortcut, the LibreOffice function name is not Find Next, but Repeat Search.

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2018-10-19 13:20:17 +0100 )edit

Thanks! I would never have found that!

EasyGoingPat gravatar imageEasyGoingPat ( 2018-10-23 13:49:10 +0100 )edit

Please include the essential information of BigRAI's comment into your answer. In LO 6.4, that shortcut is not anymore defined, and indeed users may have a hard time to find out the function is "Repeat Search". This information should be consolidated in the answer because a comment may disappear.

Vanadium gravatar imageVanadium ( 2020-06-16 14:15:47 +0100 )edit

I tried to add my own shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+F) to Repeat Search but pressing these keys jumps to the previous occurrence. I am guessing this key combination is already bound but I can't find it to unbind it.

EasyGoingPat gravatar imageEasyGoingPat ( 2020-06-18 13:14:26 +0100 )edit


Just tested in and it works as expected. Did you close the Find bar (with, eg. Esc) first?

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2020-06-18 13:58:13 +0100 )edit

Yes, I closed the Find bar. Strangely, CTRL+SHIFT+F now doesn't seem to do anything at all. It doesn't even go back to the previous occurrence.

EasyGoingPat gravatar imageEasyGoingPat ( 2020-06-18 15:58:50 +0100 )edit

@BigRAI You may have an upgraded version? On a fresh install of Ubuntu, Ctrl+Shift+F for me was not defined. I will upvote the answer when the information on the function name is included.

Vanadium gravatar imageVanadium ( 2020-06-18 18:01:00 +0100 )edit

@Vanadium: checking my exported keyconfig, I did, indeed, modify Ctrl+Shift+F.

I will upvote the answer when the information on the function name is included

Bearing in mind that answer was given nearly 2 years ago, I think it unlikely that it will be updated.

BigRAl gravatar imageBigRAl ( 2020-06-19 17:23:44 +0100 )edit

answered 2020-06-21 02:23:50 +0100

Next and Previous commands can be assigned shortcut keys. These work with the selection in 'Navigate by' drop down. When 'Repeat Search' is selected the search can be made in the forward or reverse direction using the assigned Next and Previous shortcut keys.

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