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Re: suggestion: Add a Ctrl+E Shortcut in any diaglog contains search feature

From: Leo Davidson <leonudeldavidson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:03:04 +0100

On 8 September 2010 10:41, Stefan Wild <stefan.wild_at_autinity.de> wrote:
>
> I don't know ^E nor ^K, search functions in german versions of Windows and
> software always use ^F or F3

FWIW, I use several apps with this convention:

Ctrl-F = Open pop-up find UI. (F3 then usually repeats the previous
find invoked through that, and opens it if it hasn't been used in the
current session.)

Ctrl-E = Give focus to modeless search field that's already/always
visible (on a toolbar etc.).

So, at least in the apps I happen to use, Ctrl-F and Ctrl-E aren't
different hotkeys for the same action. The find dialogs usually offer
more options/complexity than the quick search fields. (Or, like in
Firefox, the search and find features look within different things.)

There are counter-examples; e.g. Visual Studio uses Ctrl-F for the
find dialog but Ctrl-D for the search field. Of course, there are also
apps which only have one thing or the other...

Ctrl-E is the first thing I'd try for a search field that was visible
in the current window, but if it didn't work I wouldn't think it was a
huge mistake (like if a really universal hotkey didn't do as
expected).

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