I want to use find selection functionality in Mathematica and I found some articles saying it could be accessed by Ctrl + E. However, nothing happens when I try Ctrl + E. The normal find by Ctrl + F does work. I searched for a while, but I couldn't find the solution, for everyone does not seem to have the problem as such. How can I use find selection in Mathematica?

I use Mathematica version 12.0.0 and Windows 10.

Any information would be appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Ctrl-E to pick, F3 (on Windows - use whatever equivalent for your environment) to successively find that pick. $\endgroup$
    – ciao
    May 7, 2021 at 5:18
  • $\begingroup$ Select something, then Ctrl-E adds your selection to the Find dialog box. You won't see results until you open the Find dialog with either the menu or Ctrl-F. F3 works also. $\endgroup$
    – Bill Watts
    May 7, 2021 at 7:21
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. So, what Ctrl-E does is just shortcut of copying and pasting to the Find dialog, right? If that so, it is not the case I'm wanting. What I want is the way to find a word only from the selected area, the one common programming IDEs are equipped with. Does Mathematica also have the functionality like this? $\endgroup$
    – ten
    May 8, 2021 at 3:22


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