Frequently asked questions - Writer

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Why does the Edit menu contain two search tools?

From version 3.4, the software offers a new tool to perform searches.

  1. There is still Edit ▸ Find & replace (Ctrl+H) identical to what existed before (except for the shortcut)
  2. Now we also have Edit ▸ Find (Ctrl+F) that displays a Find toolbar at the bottom of the work space (as in Firefox for example).
  • This toolbar provides an entry box for the text to be searched for, together with previous and next buttons.
  • It is designed for quick searches using the most recent search term, for which not all the standard dialog settings are needed
  • Besides using the Edit menu, you can also display or hide it like other toolbars from the View ▸ Toolbars ▸ Find.
  • The Esc key can be used to close the toolbar when the cursor is positioned in the entry box.