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I've got CtrlF burned into my brain and hands to do a search. Outlook makes you use CtrlE because CtrlF does a forward. But when composing an email, CtrlF initiates a find.

Assuming I'm OK giving up CtrlF to forward an email, can I somehow get CtrlF to initiate a search in a given folder?

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Don't think so... –  Zeke Hansell Mar 15 '11 at 19:54
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You can do ctl-shift-f to get the advanced find... –  Zeke Hansell Mar 15 '11 at 19:57
    
@Zeke - not bad, not bad... If you do this as an answer rather than a comment then I'll accept it. –  Matt Mar 15 '11 at 19:59

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You could try this link it won't let you map ctrlf but you could make altf work.

Or as I said above - you could use ctrlshiftf

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Good article thank you. –  Matt Mar 17 '11 at 13:12

If you are willing to use AutoHotKey, the following macro will make ctrlf work like ctrle.

#IfWinActive, ahk_class rctrl_renwnd32
^f::Send, {CtrlDown}e{CtrlUp}

For me I wanted it to find text inside the email, so I mapped mine as follows:

#IfWinActive, ahk_class rctrl_renwnd32
^f::Send, {CtrlDown}o{CtrlUp}{AltDown}hfd{AltUp}
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