Extending the question on askubuntu what would be the most intuitive solution for the Search & Replace and maybe Find dialog?

  • Ctrl H -- Gnome, Windows
  • Ctrl R -- KDE
  • Ctrl F -- Mac OS

Which others are common and where?

From a comparison on Wikipedia it kinda evolved out of the keyboard layout (F-G-H): Ctrl F for Find, Ctrl G for Next, and Ctrl H for Replace (?)

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It depends on what operating system you're used to. But beeing a Windows guy, I still think Mac uses the right shortcut. CTRL + F for find (where you also can replace), is the most intuitive shortcut IMHO.

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