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Is there a shortcut key for "find" under "edit" in libreoffice. [closed]

asked 2014-03-18 21:10:17 +0200

bill gravatar image

updated 2015-09-10 14:37:21 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am using libreoffice Version (Build ID: 400m0(Build:2)) on an asus 900a running ubuntu 13.04. I thought that when I first loaded everything all I had to do was press ctrl+f and a "find" line would appear at the bottom of the screen and the cursor would be ready to type in my selection. that no longer happens. i can get to "find" in the toolbar under "edit" and the application appears at the bottom of the page. perhaps i was dreaming, but could you tell me if such a shorcut key exist. Thanks.

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When you go to edit menu, does it say Ctrl+F next to Find...? Usually shortcuts that are active are displayed next to menu items. If its not then the shortcut needs to be setup.

dzainius gravatar imagedzainius ( 2014-03-18 22:00:38 +0200 )edit

There is no shortcut shown next to the "find" item in "menu". Your comment implies that there is a way to set it up. I would like to know how if there is a way.

bill gravatar imagebill ( 2014-03-20 21:07:20 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-03-18 21:46:27 +0200

Mark12547 gravatar image

I am using a release candidate,, under Windows 7 and both the Writer and Calc have shortcut key Ctrl+F to bring up the Find toolbar at the bottom of the document.

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Is the shortcut Ctrl+F shown next to the "find" item in "menu" in your application? I do not have that in mine. I thought that it was once there, but it is no longer.

bill gravatar imagebill ( 2014-03-20 21:11:40 +0200 )edit

It is there for mine. Do you see other shortcut keys in the menus, e.g., Ctrl+C next to Copy? If so, I wonder if maybe the Tools | Customize | Keyboard settings, ()LibreOffice have Ctrl+F defined as something else or was undefined, or if ()Writer and (*)Calc set have Ctrl+F defined to do something else in those specific applications.

Mark12547 gravatar imageMark12547 ( 2014-03-22 23:24:53 +0200 )edit

All of the other shortcut keys seem to be there, and Crl+F brings up the whole "find and replace" pop up screen that comes up over the page to be searched. But the "find" screen is just a line at the bottom of the screen and I like it for my applications.

bill gravatar imagebill ( 2014-03-23 22:06:50 +0200 )edit

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