Hotkey Configuration Request: Find Next/Previous (Also: macOS mode for find selection)

Use case or problem

When searching within a file, the hotkey for finding next/previous instances of a search term is not configurable. It is currently set to “return” or F3 which finds next, shift+F3 for previous.

Proposed solution

On macOS the standard is cmd+f to initiate find, then cmd+g to find next, cmd+shift+g to find previous.
It should at least be an option to use/configure these.

Also: on macOS the standard seems to be that when finding next/previous the text is selected at that point. So if you type, you are replacing the text that is selected. So you could search for “needle”, on the first find the first instances in the document is selected, so you could just start typing “thread”, cmd+g, now the next “needle” in the doc is selected and you can type “whatever”, repeat.

This would something I’d like to see as well, but the hotkey fix is a start.

Current workaround (optional)


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I’m sorry to bump this, but it’s just a daily annoyance for me…

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@moderators Duplicate feature request here:


i just got back here to share my pain to not have the search-next key command configurable :frowning:

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Yes! Please let me set cmd-g to Find Next, this is a constant frustration!

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I would like this too, please!

I feel the pain also!!

For us Mac users
Cmd F for Find in Page
Cmd G for Find Next and
Cmd Shift G for Find Previous

are our normal muscle memory

Textedit, Sublime Text and VSCode also use these key settings.

Note to add to my pain I use a logitech portable keyboard and F3 is used to switch computers. :frowning:

I would be eternally grateful to our wonderful developers for this key configuration capability

Adding my support for this. I’m constantly frustrated when my muscle memory hits cmd+g to go to the next search result and the graph view opens!