What is Ctrl + F keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 255 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Generally starts a text search or search.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Krita 4.2.2 - Apply filter again
  2. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Find tab selected
  3. Microsoft Word 2019 - Open the search box in the Navigation task pane
  4. League of Legends - Toggle the numeric frames-per-second and latency display
  5. Opera - Find text

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


1Password - Find items.

1Password - Find items.

Arch Linux - Move cursor one character to the right

Ardour - Toggle playhead tracking

Audacity - Fit In Window

EasyWorship - Open the Alerts window, select the Foldback tab, and open the New simple message alert (Foldback) window

E-Sword - Find Editors only

Firefox Quantum - Find

Foxit PDF Reader 2.0 - Find Text

GoldWave - Pastes the clipboard into the sound at the finish marker's position.

Google Chrome - or F3  Open the Find Bar to search the current page

Maxthon - Find on current page

Microsoft Edge - Find on page

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Find something on this page

Mozilla Thunderbird - Find text in current message

Mozilla Thunderbird - Find and replace text in current message

Mozilla Thunderbird - Address book quick filter

OBS Studio - Fit to screen

Opera - Find text

Opera - Search while viewing help page

Quicken 2018 - Find a transaction

Roll20 - Brush tool

Skype - Search contacts and messages

Skype - Search contacts and messages

Steam - Search for a game

uTorrent - Filter torrents

Vivaldi - Find in page

Windows 10 Maps - Search

Wunderlist - Search

Text editing

Ace Editor - Find

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Find box (use F6 to jump between window elements to get back to the document)

Bluefish - Find/Replace

Brackets - Find

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Find into the Selected Node Content

Dropbox Paper - Find and replace

Evince 3.32 - Show the toolbar that lets you search for words in the document. The search box is automatically highlighted when you press this, and the search will start as soon as you type some text. If you select a text in the document before searching, then the search will start using that text as input.

FocusWriter - Find

gedit - Find a string

GNU Emacs - Character - forward

Joplin - Search in current note

KompoZer - Find

Metapad - Find

Microsoft FrontPage - Find text or HTML on a Web page.

Microsoft OneNote - Open a search box to search all currently open notebooks

Microsoft Word 2019 - Open the search box in the Navigation task pane

Most used text editing - Opens find text dialog in most applications

Nano - Go forward one character

Notepad - Find

Notepad2 - Find

Nuance Power PDF - Open search document window

PDF-XChange Editor - Find

PSPad - Find...

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Find dialog

Simplenote - Move focus to search field

Simplenote - Search

Sublime Text - Find

TextRoom - Find

Tomboy 0.23 - Open a Find window

WinMerge - Find text (opens Find dialog)

Wordpad - Search for text in a document

WordPerfect X8 - Find and Replace

WriteMonkey - Find

Xodo - Find

Zim - Find in the current page

Zim - Search in the page list as shown


ACDSee - Opens the Batch Convert File Format dialog box

Adobe Illustrator - Paste in front

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Find photo in the Library module

Adobe Photoshop CC - Search across Photoshop UI, Help & Learn content, and Adobe Stock assets. For more information, see Photoshop search.

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Find...

Affinity Photo - Repeat Filter

ArtRage Studio Pro - Redo Last Filter

AutoCAD - Toggle running object snaps

Blender - Faces menu

Corel Painter - Fill

DraftSight 2019 - Find and replace Text in Notes, Annotations, and Dimension Text

GIMP - Repeat last plug-in

Gmsh 4.1.4 - Enter full screen

Inkscape - Find

IrfanView - Find

Krita 4.2.2 - Apply filter again

LDView - Zoom to fit

Nuke - Full Screen

Paint.NET - Repeat last effect

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Selections float

PhotoScape - Film effect

PowerDirector 17 - Fast forward

QCad 3.22.0 - Find / Replace

Siemens NX - Fit

System tools

Bash (Unix shell) - Go right one character

Everything - Focus and highlight the search edit

iTerm2 - Move forward one character

KDE Plasma Desktop - Find

PhraseExpress - Open the QuickSearch popup

Registry Editor - Find

Developer tools

Android Studio - Find

App Maker - Find within the code editor

Atom (Windows) - Open the Find/Replace panel

Atom (Windows) - native!

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Find And Replace) find-and-replace:show

Autodesk Stingray - (in Asset Browser) Search in Asset Browser

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Find

Chrome DevTools - Search for text within the current panel

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Find

CodeMirror - Find

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Find

Delphi - Find

Eclipse - Open find and replace dialog box

FBIde - Open Find dialog

FileMaker - Find mode

Free Pascal IDE - Word right

Git Tower (Windows) - Fetch

Glitch - Find text

HeidiSQL - Find text

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Find

IPython Shell - Move cursor forward one character

jEdit - Open search and replace dialog box.

JetBrains WebStorm - Find

Looker 6.8 (Windows) - Find

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Edit.Find

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Image.FillTool

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - Edit.Find

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Find

NetBeans - Find in file

Notepad++ - Launch find dialog

PyCharm 2018.2 - Initiate text search.

PyCharm 2018.2 - Initiate text search.

Python IDLE for Windows - Open a search dialog box with many options

Qt Creator - Find and replace

Roblox Studio - Find in script

RStudio - Find and Replace

SAP ABAP - Find / Replace text

SmartGit 19 - Filter files

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Display the Find dialog box

SQL Server Profiler - Open Find dialog box

SQLyog - Find (SQL Window/Result Window And Table Data In Text Mode/Blob Viewer)

Toad For Oracle (Windows) - Find text

TouchDesigner - Find Operator

TouchDesigner - Find

Unity - Find

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Find

Visual Studio Code (Windows) - Find

Windows PowerShell ISE - (Script pane) Find in Script

WinHex - Find text

winIDEA - Find the specified text

Web applications

Chromebook and Chrome OS - Search the current page

Shopify - Find

TinyMCE - Find

Twitch - Full screen view. Press Esc to return to normal size

Twitch - Full screen view. Press Esc to return to normal size

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Search

Yahoo Mail - Switches to expanded view from side by side mode

File manager

Far Manager - Full file name from the active panel, Ctrl + : from passive

File Explorer - Select the search box

Mp3tag - Favorite directory

Multi Commander - Set View filter

Multi Commander - Show / Hide Search window

PeaZip - Forward in history

WinNc - Find files

WinRAR - Add to favorites

Xyplorer - Find Files: open find files tab if not visible anyway

Xyplorer - Opens Find Text dialog.

Media player

AIMP - Advanced search

Amarok (Windows) - Activate Search Bar

foobar2000 - Search

GOM Player - Forward 10 sec

iTunes 11 for Windows - Select the search field

KMPlayer - Open folder

MediaMonkey - Search

Microsoft Groove - Skip to next song

MusicBee - Custom search

PotPlayer 1.7 - Manage filters...

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Open file

Spotify - Filter (For Songs and Playlists)

Tidal - Search

VLC Media Player - Open browse folder menu

Windows Media Player 11 - Play the previous song

Windows Media Player 11 - Play the previous video


ChessBase 13 - Call up search mask to define search

ChessBase 13 - Flip board

ChessBase 13 - Search for games in selected database

Don't Starve (PC) - Auto-attack neutral creatures (pigs, beefalos)

Flyff - Toggle frame rate display

League of Legends - Toggle the numeric frames-per-second and latency display

Open Rails 0.6.2 - Control firing

Tibia - Switch to fullscreen mode or back to windowed mode

Social & Messaging

Claws Mail - Find in current message...

Claws Mail - Move a character forward

eM Client - Forward email

eM Client - Find and replace dialog box

NewsBin Pro - Load NZB file

Slack - Search the current channel or conversation

Telegram - Search selected chat


Comodo IceDragon - Find

Comodo IceDragon - Find within page

Dashlane - Find item

Kaspersky Internet Security - Run a search

KeePass - Find


Ableton Live 10 - Search in Browser

Accounting CS - Find (unhides the Find toolbar when it is hidden)

ActivePresenter 7 - Find

Aegisub - Search for text in the subtitles

AutoQuotes - Find in spreadsheet

Bluebeam Revu - Search

CintaNotes 3.13 - Move focus to the search box.

Edraw Max 9.4 - Flip the selected shape or shapes vertically

Evernote for Windows - Find Within Note

Evolution - Forward selection

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - Find

Freemind - Find

Google Sheets - Find

Google Sheets (Android) - Find

Google Translator Toolkit - Find and replace

Kindle for PC - Search

Lacerte - Find text

LibreOffice - Activates the Find toolbar

Logo Accounting - Search

Lucidchart - Open find and replace tool

Microsoft Access 2019 - Open the Find tab in the Find and Replace dialog box in the Datasheet view or Form view

Microsoft Access 2019 - Go to the Navigation PaneSearch box (if the focus is already on the Navigation Pane)

Microsoft Access 2019 - Open the Find tab in the Find and Replace dialog box (Datasheet view and Form view only)

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Find tab selected

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Search

MindMeister - Find topic

MYOB AccountRight - Cards list

Nimbus Note - Search in notes

Oracle RightNow - Forward

Oracle RightNow - Find (in an explorer)

Oracle RightNow - Forward (from a report)

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Forward

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Forward a message

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Forward

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Create a message with selected contact as subject

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Forward a task as an attachment

QuickBooks Desktop - Find

Relativity - Find

Sumatra PDF - Find text

Tableau - Activate the find command in the Data pane

The Bat! - Refilter messages

The Bat! - Find text

Todoist - Open search (Windows 10)

Todoist - Open search

Virtual DJ 2018 - Search

WPS Office - Displays the Find dialog box

Xactimate - Fence

yEd 3.19 - Find…


Alteryx - Show the Find Tool window

GeoGebra - Refresh Views

KiCad 5.0.2 - Find item

KiCad 5.0.2 - Find Item

KiCad 5.0.2 - Run FpEditor

Maple - Find/Replace

Maple - Cursor Right

Solidworks 2019 - Find / replace

Tekla Structures 20 - Open component catalog

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