I have a problem:

Shift + F3 (backward search) doesn' work in web browser in xubuntu.

Does anybody know how to solve it?

P.S. I'm not sure 100 percent, but from what I see in hotkeys in system settings, no action is assigned on this keys combination.


You are probably experiencing this issue reported for chromium browser.

Actually this is a bug in GTK+ version, shipped with Ubuntu. Chromium developers implemented a workaround in dev channel but it should take a while to appear it in stable channel.

Now you can use CTRL-Shift-G as a workaround or wait until GTK+ get fixed or wait for workaround to appear in stable channel.

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    Thank you very much, Ctrl-G and Ctrl-Shift-G work perfect. – dhblah Dec 3 '12 at 10:00
  • this also affect acroread and chromium, btw... – nutty about natty Feb 6 '13 at 18:16

Rather than this you can use find(Ctrl+F) in your browser......It's also same.......That's it......

  • That is indeed correct, but the OP wants to use the backwards search through the document. – nanofarad Nov 19 '12 at 17:59
  • Yes, backward and forward search using keyboard keys. – dhblah Nov 20 '12 at 17:02

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