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Bug 218577 - No keyboard shortcut to move focus from Find bar to document
Summary: No keyboard shortcut to move focus from Find bar to document
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Search (show other bugs)
Version: 7.2
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Milutin Kristofic
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-18 19:41 UTC by matthies
Modified: 2016-07-18 20:52 UTC (History)
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Description matthies 2012-09-18 19:41:44 UTC
There's no keyboard shortcut to move the keyboard focus from the Find bar to the document (while keeping the Find bar active). It can be emulated with something like Ctrl+1 (move focus to the Projects view) followed by Ctrl+0 (move focus to the editor, which then puts focus on the document instead of on the Find bar), but that's not very convenient. Maybe Ctrl+F from within the Find bar could be made to move the focus back to the document.
Comment 1 Milutin Kristofic 2012-09-24 15:31:22 UTC
I think Ctrl+F can be confusing and it is also used to go from replacebar to searchbar.

I can add Ctrl+0 shortcut for jumping back to document or any other shortcut. However, I would not connect it with Ctrl+0 from project view, therefore It would be not changeable in options/keymap.
Comment 2 matthies 2012-09-24 15:42:57 UTC
I don't see that it would be confusing; one could have the following:
Ctrl+F: Replace bar -> Find bar, Find bar -> Editor, Editor -> Find bar
Ctrl+H: Find bar -> Replace bar, Replace bar -> Editor, Editor -> Replace bar

Regarding the other suggestion, can't you simply use whatever shortcut is bound to the "Editor" action? (I have Editor bound to Ctrl+BACK_QUOTE, because that's better for my RSI-ridden hands than Ctrl+0.)
Comment 3 Milutin Kristofic 2012-10-10 16:34:12 UTC
Ok, for a developing point of view implementing any other shortcut would be much more easier than Ctrl+F. It is now implemented in such way that Ctrl+F action can have multiple calls and it doesn't matter. If I want something else from Ctrl+F I need to know exact state and it can be introduce bugs.

I am still investigating options here.
Comment 4 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:26:25 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss
Comment 5 matthies 2016-07-18 20:52:15 UTC
Still relevant in current dev build.