Word’s Ctrl + F problem
discusses this same problem:
Ctrl + F used to open the Find dialog but now opens the Navigation Pane instead. There’s no shortcut to open the now-named Advanced Find dialog box with all the useful extra features.
You’d think a solution would be to re-assign Ctrl + F to go to the Advanced Find dialog. After all any shortcut can be changed from Options | Customize Ribbon | Keyboard Shortcuts.
But maybe not … the VBA command for the Advanced Find dialog is FindDialog (according to Microsoft itself) but that command isn’t on the Customize Keyboard list.
The only solution this article suggests is :
the workaround, press Ctrl + H which opens the neighboring Replace dialog. Then press Alt + D to switch to the Find dialog.
It’s not as simple or fast as Ctrl + F but that’s all Microsoft leaves us with.
If the solution of Ctrl+H Alt+D
is too cumbersome, it is possible to use
to remap in the context of the Access process
Ctrl+F to this key-combination by using the following script:
#IfWinActive, ahk_exe msaccess.exe
Unfortunately I cannot test this script.