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Windows 7: If F3 finds the next item, what finds the previous one?

28 Aug 2018   #1
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 
If F3 finds the next item, what finds the previous one?

Once you've started a search in, say, the Registry, F3 will find the next entry, and the next, and so on.

But is there such a hotkey to back up to the previous one?


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28 Aug 2018   #2
lolnothankyou

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't know but you can use a proper registry editor like RegCool or RegScanner to boost your productivity.
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28 Aug 2018   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's totally program-specific. F3 does that for the built-in registry editor, but other tools could have different ones. By no means there is a standard. F3 happens to be a common choice for that, but many programs use other means.

"Find previous" function is even more obscure. For instance, in the registry editor it doesn't even exists, much less in hotkey form. Other software could implement it and even give some shortcut for it.

Bottom line, look in each program what does it do. There is no ubiquitious hotkey like CTRL+C or CTRL+V for copy and paste.
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28 Aug 2018   #4
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

I was only using the Registry as an example of an area where F3 finds the next listing.

But if you say there's no such thing as a 'reverse F3', I'll take your word for it
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07 Sep 2018   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

In most of the programs, Reverse F3 (Find Previous) is [SHIFT]+F3
As Alejandro said, its completely program specific

Edit: Doesn't work in Regedit or Notepad
Works in Notepad++, Visual Studio Code, ....
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07 Sep 2018   #6
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

gladson1976, thanks
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