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No "Find" Dialog Box

New Here ,
Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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Hi. I just installed DW 2021 on Win 10 and am familiarizing myself with the basic interface. I used the "Find" feature once. After that the "Find" dialog box does not display and I cannot do a new find. Any idea what this is?

 

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Community Expert , Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

When you say you have used it before, is it possible it is dragged somewhere else or has become a sub-area of another part of DW? In the top right there are saved workspaces which define the layout. You can click to Reset the workspace and that will re-arrange all windows on your screen back to their default position. Then find will be back where it started if it was potentially moved.

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Sep 27, 2021 Sep 27, 2021

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Did you restart your computer after installing DW 2021?

Did you define a local site folder for your project?

 

Ctrl + F = Find in current open document.

Ctrl + Shift + F = Find & Replace panel.

 

Failing that, try Restore Preferences.

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/restore-preferences-dreamweaver.html

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Hi Nancy. Thank you for your response. Yes, I did perform a restart after installation (and did so again after reading your message). When you ask if I defined a local site folder, if you mean did I invoke "Site > New Site" to create DW recognition of the HTML files I have on my PC for the various websites I manage, yes I did. And the short keys for bringing up the Find function don't work. So I tried the Restore Preferences procedure described at the link you showed and it did not help. I should add that I'm able to bring up the Find and Replace dialog box and can set it to simply do a find. But I'm uncomforatble using this as a workaround as if I'm not careful I could inadvertantly replace targets I don't mean to change. Any other thoughts?

 

Thank you.

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Do you have an HTML document open? 

What happens when you invoke Find from the Find menu?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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When you say you have used it before, is it possible it is dragged somewhere else or has become a sub-area of another part of DW? In the top right there are saved workspaces which define the layout. You can click to Reset the workspace and that will re-arrange all windows on your screen back to their default position. Then find will be back where it started if it was potentially moved.

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Hi Ben. That was it. I have my workspace set up with the Properties window at the bottom of the screen, but not docked. I moved it and there was that sneakly little Find dialog box, hiding just beneath. I docked the Properties window and now the Find dialog sits just above it.

 

Thank you all for your help. Good community!

 

Rich

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quoteAnd the short keys for bringing up the Find function don't work.

By @defaultx1ga83p2ub1b

 

yes it can be disturbing at start... but now when no files are open, the shortcut to open the FIND dialog box is Ctrl + Shift + F... (as pointed Nancy) that will open the search in files.

 

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Ctrl + F = Find in current open document.

Ctrl + Shift + F = Find & Replace panel.

 

By @Nancy OShea

 

although this is not wrong, I don't quite agree with your description on this point

Ctrl + F = Find in current open document

Ctrl + H = Find and Replace in current open document

Ctrl + Shift + F = Find and Replace in Files

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