Does anybody know, if one can use shortcuts for the options of searching/replaceing (find next, change, change all, change/find)?
I´m going to change a pretty lot of objects in a large document (delete the shadow-effect) and the only way to decide wich one have to be changed is a visual controll, one by one. It would be helpful to use both hands :).
Thanks in advance
You can save a Query (at top of Find/Change panel) of the search and replace criteria. And use the dropdown to access any of the saved queries.
Sorry, I misread what you were looking for. As Chad suggests, you can tab through these items. The one function that can have a keyboard shortcut assigned is "Find Next".
Well there's no shortcut for those options per se, however when in the Find/Change dialog box, hit your tab key a few times and eventually it will highlight the Find Next button. At that point you can just hit the enter key to choose that option and it will remain highlighted so you can just keep hitting enter to use that option. If you hit the tab key again, it will then highlight Change, Change All, Change/Find, and Fewer Options respectively and hitting enter will invoke the highlighted option. Shift + Tab will highlight those options in reverse which should make it pretty easy to achieve what you describe above.
Yes, I fear it will remain with the traditional solution
Are you on a Mac or Windows workstation? Windows offers keyboard shortcuts for just about everything, including the buttons you mentioned in Find/Change.
Tap Alt to expose the keys needed to activate buttons (note the underlines in the screen shot below). Alt+n is Find Next, Alt+h is Change, Alt+a is Change All, etc. Unfortunately, I don't know of a Mac equivalent.
Unfortunately I have an iMac.
I was looking for a solution for exactly the same problem when I found the key combination cmd+shift+f for "find next". You could press that and just click on "change" if you want, BUT once you do that, the "change" button fades to grey. Anyone have an idea why?
I can't find a "replace/search" shortcut for Mac anywhere. Does anyone know it?