I use Ctrl+f to open the Search window. Now whenever I am done searching I would like to close this window. I'd expect Ctrl+w to do this, however nothing happens when doing pressing that keyboard combo. I looked at the shortcuts preferences, but I do not see a close option there, other than closing a tab (which does work).

I can't imagine there really is no shortcut for closing a search window. Does anyone know about it?

System info: Ubuntu 17.10 GNOME Shell 3.26.2 GNOME Terminal 3.24.2

screenshot of search window


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and if the Esc won't work for you, you can always use Alt+F4

  • Both don't work on my system. Probably due to the bug egmont reported. Dec 15, 2017 at 12:04

Pressing Esc worked just fine for me. It works for closing most modal windows.

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