you know how on linux, most of the command keys move to control keys? ("save" moves from command-S to control-S, and so on)

"find" moves from command-F to control-F... ok...

but! "find next" moves from command-G to... F3?!?!

i want to hear an explanation for this. why an F-key and why F3 in particular

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I think it goes back to IBM's attempt to standardize a bunch of dos-era keyboard shortcuts, which windows adopted a lot of.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Comm

(Pretty sure I remember F3 being find-next from various DOS-era word processors)

But I agree with you that it's a pretty castastropic design error that both gnome and KDE both assumed everyone was a Windows refugee... forever leaving us with half-broken terminals

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