Keyboard shortcut for previous result in Find and Replace dialog
We can use "Enter" to go to the next result when finding text in a PDF, but there is no keyboard shortcut to go to the previous result. I expected "Shift+Enter" to go the previous result, following the convention of using "Shift+<Key>" to navigate backwards, but instead, "Shift+Enter" just goes to the next result.
I wasn’t aware of F3 and Shift + F3, those shortcuts do work for me, thanks! Interestingly, I don’t see those shortcuts in the Acrobat Pro DC Help Menu when I search for “Find.” That’s my go-to place on macOS to look for keyboard shortcuts, so it would make those shortcuts more discoverable to add menu options and their shortcuts there.
I do personally prefer Enter and Shift + Enter over F3 and Shift + F3 for a few reasons:
* I’ve tested Find behavior on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox on macOS, and those browsers use Enter for next Find hit and Shift + Enter to go to previous Find hit. I’ve built my muscle memory for next Find hit and previous Find hit using these applications, so not having this behavior in Acrobat always surprises me
* Because Enter works for next Find hit, I have the expectation that Acrobat DC Pro will behave like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox
* When Shift + Enter is mistakenly used in Acrobat Pro DC, the application goes to the next result, which has surprised me several times
* Function keys are awkward on macOS because you need to hold down the Function key (I know they’re less awkward on Windows)
I understand that next Find hit and previous Find hit do have keyboard shortcuts, but because of my experience with Find in the major web browsers, having Enter for next Find hit but not Shift + Enter for previous Find hit surprises me when using Acrobat Pro DC, making the Find experience frustrating.
Thank you for your great work on Acrobat!
The shortcut for the next Find hit is F3 and the previous is Shift + F3.
Let me know if the provided shortcut doesn't work for you.
Adobe Acrobat DC Team