Keyboard shortcut for results of "previous search"?

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burgundy
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Keyboard shortcut for results of "previous search"?

Post by burgundy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:56 pm

Is there a hotkey or command to list the results of the previous search?

At the moment, to do this I have to display the search history and then select the previous search.

It would be much more effective if I could use a key combination such as "ALT plus LEFT ARROW" to view the previous results. And to keep going back again, as necessary.

NotNull
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Re: Keyboard shortcut for results of "previous search"?

Post by NotNull » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 pm

I probably don't understand, but that's the current default setting: Alt-left = back; Alt-right = forward.

What keyboard shortcuts do you see for Back and Forard? (under Menu:View > Go To)

burgundy
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Re: Keyboard shortcut for results of "previous search"?

Post by burgundy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:24 pm

I was trying that keyboard combinations (ALT + LEFT) when the focus was on the results list.

From your post, I see I can use ALT + LEFT provided the focus is in the search bar. Thank you.

Can I make that keyboard shortcut also work when the result list is focused?

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Re: Keyboard shortcut for results of "previous search"?

Post by void » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:12 am

Please try making your back/forward commands global keys:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show commands containing, type in:
    back
  • Select View | Go To | Back.
  • Select Alt + Left.
  • Click Edit.
  • Change Use shortcut in to Global.
  • Click OK.
    forward
  • Select View | Go To | Forward.
  • Select Alt + Right.
  • Click Edit.
  • Change Use shortcut in to Global.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK.
Side note for other users: Search History needs to be enabled for navigation history (Tools -> Options -> History -> Enable Search History)

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