With "LibreOffice 3.4Beta3 – WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) English UI [DEV300m103 (Build:3)]" Search from Search Toolbar can not be continued by shortcut.
Help text:Ctrl+Shift+F: Searches for the last entered search term.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a short sample document or open sample from
Bug 33593 - FindBar use breaks the normal 'Find and replace' by column
2. <ctrl+f> for search
3. type a 't' into search toolbar input (or an other character existing in
First "t" after last caret position will be found as expected
5. Press <Ctrl+Shift+f> (en) or <Ctrl+g> (de) or what the "continue search"
shortcut might be for your localization
expected: Next "t" should be found
As long as caret is flashing in Find toolbar input pane the shortcut will not work. You will have to leave the input pane by a click into the document before you can continue search by shortcut.
Shortcut with open dialog works as expected for 'Find and Replace' dialog.
Current behavior of Find Toolbar is unexpected, cumbersome and inconsistent, shotcut should work directly from toolbar.
With the find toolbar it works as we know from e.g. FireFox and Thunderbird:
> Enter brings the selection to the next occurence of the search text
I would suggest to close this bug as invalid.
> With the find toolbar it works as we know from e.g. FireFox and Thunderbird:
Please try Firefox and you will see that the "Continue Search" shortcut (for me under German WIN in FIREFOX and LibO <ctrl+g>) will find the next match even when caret still is flashing in active toolbar.
In LibO shortcut only will work if find toolbar is closed or if you have clicked into document contents.
For users who use their software for intensive work this missing shortcut in LibO Find Toolbar really is annoying. Additionally it will be hard to explain why it works in Find/Replace and not in Find.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Please try Firefox and you will see that the "Continue Search" shortcut (for me
> under German WIN in FIREFOX and LibO <ctrl+g>) will find the next match even
> when caret still is flashing in active toolbar.
Ah, never knew that, I just use Enter since that is easier.
But OK, with this extra information, I have to say you are right that Ctr-Shft-F does not work.
Thank you for further research, may be I should add a short explication wha that is so important for me:
I often have to compare and edit several documents in Time. I search all for the same string, do some small edits if necessary, switch to an other document, search again, ...
Find dialogs might have (at least) 3 states:
b. shown - inactive (no caret in in)
c. shown - active (caret in it)
Down arrow works for b,c to continue search, for a not, of course
Enter works for c, for others newline will be inserted into text accidently.
<cntrl+g> works for a,b, not for c
I have been used to continue search with <cntrl+g> in all situations before we had Find Dialog, that was very quick and simple. Now I have to decide context sensitive how to continue, what seems to be a little thing, but for me it's annoying.
<cntrl+g> in GE UI is the same as <cntrl+shift+f> in EN UI
NEW due to Comment 4
Has been fixed with "Bug 46438 - EasyHack: ctrl-g to re-search in the search bar"
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 46438 ***