[Geany-Users] Search in file with Keyboard

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Wed Apr 27 00:22:31 UTC 2016

On 2016-04-26 05:05 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> By default Find Next is bound to `<primary>g`.  Menu->help->Keyboard
> Shortcuts shows a list of current keybindings.

Unfortunately that won't work as-is since the normal editor keybindings 
aren't triggered when the Search dialog has focus, which it gets when 
opened with Ctrl+F and keeps event after the Search dialog is activated 
to find a match with the Enter key. To use it, you'd have to re-focus 
the main window with Alt+Tab or whatever the environment uses for 
switching between top-level windows.

For "Find Next" from the Search dialog, you could just keep hitting 
Enter and it will find the next matches, for "Find Previous", you could 
use Shift+Enter and it will do the same but backwards (same bindings as 
the toolbar find entry).

The mnemonics, as James mentioned, are also usable and will trigger the 
actual _Next and _Previous GUI buttons inside the dialog. The search 
dialogs have mnemonic key bindings for most selectable GUI elements. I 
believe some environments don't show the mnemonic bindings by default, 
but pressing the Alt key should reveal them.

Matthew Brush

> On 27 April 2016 at 04:25, James Brierley <jmb8710 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 26/04/16 19:21, Amir Teymuri wrote:
>>> when i want to search for a word a do Ctrl+f and the GUI pops up. How
>>> can i then search for the next/last matching words in the file without
>>> clicking with mouse on the Previous Next buttons of the GUI object? I
>>> would like to do the search only with keyboard.
>> Press Alt-N after you’ve typed your search query. At least, that works for
>> me (on Linux).
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