Issue with find next in 2.4 Alpha 2

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at
Fri Feb 12 19:54:11 UTC 2021

Hi all,

I just installed 2.4 Alpha 2 on Linux Mint 20.1 using Liv's repo. Since 
there's been some discussion of "find next" (or "find again") on the 
user list, I thought I'd give it a try. It seems to be slightly broken 
in 2.4 (okay in

Test process:

 1. Open a document.
 2. Use Ctrl-F to open the find/replace dialog. Enter a term known to
    occur more than once in the doc. Click "Find Next".
 3. With no further mouse clicks (so that focus remains on the
    find/replace dialog, and the search term remains highlighted in the
    dialog), type Alt+N. Expected behavior: the next occurrence of the
    search word is highlighted.

With, this works as expected. The search term remains 
highlighted in the dialog, there is a visual cue that the Find Next 
button is selected, and in the document window each Alt+N proceeds to 
the next instance of the search term.

With 2.4 Alpha 2, typing Alt+N toggles between highlighting the search 
term and selecting the Find Next button in the dialog. (These happened 
simultaneously in Importantly, the first occurrence of the 
search term in the document remains selected; no search for the next 
occurrence happens. Clicking the Find Next button does locate the next 


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