find next?

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Fri Feb 12 02:38:55 UTC 2021

On 2/11/21 8:21 PM, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> On 2/11/21 7:28 PM, David Pesetsky wrote:
>> My Macintosh-educated fingers are used to ⌘-G for "find next" (used
>> after using ⌘-F for "find").  Does Lyx have a "find next" function so
>> I can duplicate this?
>> I may be missing something in plain view, in which case, my apologies
>> for wasting everyone's time — but I'm not finding it.
>> -David
> Cmd-F opens a dialog that stays open while you are searching. With
> open, alt+N will do "find next" (as will clicking the Find Next button
> in the dialog.
> If you want to repeat your last find operation after the dialog has
> been closed, there is an LFUN that will do it: word-find. It takes an
> argument (the search target), but if you omit the argument it repeats
> the last find. Assuming cmd-G is not bound to anything useful in your
> setup, you could bind it to word-find.

In mac.bind, we have:

#  +: "Command-G"                    # Find the next occurrence of the
\bind "C-g"                          "word-find-forward"

So that should work as you expect, David. I take it that it does not work?

If you open Tools> Preferences> Editing> Shortcuts and type "word-find"
in the "show key-bindings containing" field, what do you get?


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