Some text editors use Ctrl + H while others Ctrl + R -- some even know both. Should maybe the Find dialog double as Replace dialog, so Ctrl + F would be another option?

Is there user experience style guide on that? Cheers

  • You already found out that different editors use different shortcuts, so what exactly is your question? – htorque May 8 '11 at 10:51
  • Good point ;) I wonder if there's a kind of style guide for Ubuntu/Gnome/Desktop environments that developers should adhere to ... – type May 8 '11 at 10:55

Microsoft uses Ctrl + H in WordPad and Microsoft Office.

Gnome recommends Ctrl + H.

KDE recommends Ctrl + R :-(

It looks like Mac & LibreOffice use Ctrl + F since their normal search can replace too.

See also Wikipedia.

Therefore, it is a bug for any non-KDE app to use something other than Ctrl + H for Replace, except when Replace is not separate than Find.

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