Bug 47122 - : no Find Previous keyboard shortcut
Summary: : no Find Previous keyboard shortcut
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 89575 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Shortcuts-Accelerators Find-Search
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Reported: 2012-03-08 19:00 UTC by skierpage
Modified: 2021-02-15 04:51 UTC (History)
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Description skierpage 2012-03-08 19:00:38 UTC
Problem description: 
LibreOffice has a Repeat Find keyboard shortcut. It doesn't have a Find Previous shortcut.  And "Repeat Find" is non-standard and inconsistent even within LO; note the tooltips for the buttons in the Find toolbar are "Find Next" and "Find Previous".

Steps to reproduce:
1. Press Ctrl+F in LO Calc or Writer to bring up Find toolbar.
2. Note the up arrow icon with a Find Previous tooltip.
3. Choose Tools > Customize... > Keyboard.
4. Search for a Find Previous function to assign a keyboard shortcut.

Current behavior:
I couldn't find one. There is the function Edit > Repeat Find assigned to Ctrl+Shift+F, but that has no direction.  It implicitly repeats the search in the last direction chosen, so you can't switch direction from the keyboard.

Expected behavior:
I think it would be better if LO worked more like other applications and had Find Next / Find Previous commands matching the toolbar. (Maybe having separate commands would permit LO to have Find Next / Find Previous items in its Edit menu, like KDE programs and Firefox; I guess that's another bug...)

Also see bug 47119 and bug 47120 I filed about other non-standard Repeat Find details.

Platform (if different from the browser): Kubuntu 12.04 alpha 2 amd64 with regular updates
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20120216 Firefox/11.0 SeaMonkey/2.8
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-12-22 11:26:19 UTC
reproduced in 3.6.4 on RFR 17 64 bit
Or at least I can not find needed shortcut
Comment 2 raal 2015-02-25 21:55:32 UTC
*** Bug 89575 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 robert 2016-08-04 15:53:17 UTC Comment hidden (me-too)