How to reduce number to keystrokes for finding and replacing word?



  • Now I have to find a word to do 3 keystrokes:
    a. Double left click the word I want to find to highlight the word.
    b. Click Control+F3 to start to find next word.

    If I find the highlighted word and want to find its previous word, I have to do 2 keystrokes:
    a. Shift+F3.

    Can we simplify the method by doing:
    a. Double left click the word I want to find to highlight the word.
    b. Click F3 to start to find next word.
    c. Click F4 to start to find previous word.

    In other words, can we change fast key definition table in an easiest way?

    Thank you.



  • @W-TX

    without using the mouse you can press ctrl+f3 to find the next occurrence.
    Using Modify Shortcut/Delete Command from Run menu allows you to customize your shortcut settings.



  • @W-TX

    Your posting doesn’t make much sense. @Ekopalypse gave a good answer but I will expand on it.

    Now I have to find a word to do 3 keystrokes:

    a. Double left click the word I want to find to highlight the word.

    b. Click Control+F3 to start to find next word.

    How is that three keystrokes ? First, don’t do the mouse action to highlight the word. Second, surely you aren’t counting the control part of control+F3 as its own keystroke? Does shift+A produces 2 characters in your document? Of course not; one character; one keystroke. Here’s what to do: put the caret somewhere in the word to search downward for; press control+F3 – done – in one keystroke. To go upward, press control+shift+f3 – done.

    can we change fast key definition table in an easiest way?

    Change keycombos at will via the Settings menu > Shortcut Mapper… (not sure why Eko pointed you to “Using Modify Shortcut/Delete Command from Run menu”).



  • @Alan-Kilborn said in How to reduce number to keystrokes for finding and replacing word?:

    not sure why Eko pointed you to “Using Modify Shortcut/Delete Command from Run menu

    Same window, different tab - came first to my mind.
    No special intention. :-)


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