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How to search for a word on Mac using the keyboard shortcut. Your Mac comes with a simple shortcut for finding words on a page, whether that's in a document, in your email, or on a random webpage. Click in the toolbar, then choose Show Find & Replace. Click in the Find & Replace window, then choose Find & Replace. You can also choose other options, such as Whole Words and Match Case, to refine your search. Enter a word or phrase in the first field. As you enter text, matches are highlighted. The first match is selected and highlighted in.

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By Nadim Bahadoor Last updated: March 16, 2018 at 11:13 am
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In this tutorial, we will show some of the most common IntelliJ search keyboard shortcuts which will help you be more productive when writing your Scala projects.

  1. You can use Word's Find and Replace feature to quickly make revisions. In our example, we'll use Find and Replace to change the title of a magazine so it is abbreviated. From the Home tab, click the Replace command. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+H on your keyboard.
  2. I'm trying to do a find and replace in Excel 2016 for Mac, to replace all line breaks with a space. On Windows I'd do CTRL+R for find and replace, then hold the alt key and type 010 which would insert a linebreak into the find field. I'd then type a Space, and it hit Replace All. I can't seem to workout how to do the keyboard equivalent on a Mac?
  3. Keyboard Shortcuts This information is available directly in the RStudio IDE under the Tools menu: Tools → Keyboard Shortcuts Help. Shortcuts in this article last updated for RStudio IDE version.


1. Open IntelliJ and our allaboutscala project
If you do not have IntelliJ installed or the allaboutscala project, please follow the previous tutorials.

2. Search everywhere
The keyboard shortcut below will open a dialog where you can simply type in any file you are looking for.

Keyboard ShortcutWindowsMac
Search everywherePress shift key twicePress shift key twice

As an example, say you wanted to have a look at the implementation of the App trait which we saw in Tutorial 5. By pressing the shift key twice, you will see a search dialog where you can enter App and it will list the matching results. You can use the up and down arrows to select the file and press the enter key to open it.

3. Find references

The keyboard shortcut below will find any files which are referencing your given selection.

Find and replace excel mac shortcut
Keyboard ShortcutWindowsMac
Find referencesAlt + F7Alt + F7

So far in our allaboutscala project, we've used the App trait in a few places. If you would like to find all the files that are extending the App trait, you can first open the App trait using for example Step 2 above. You then place the cursor on the App trait name and then press Alt + F7. You will see a list of Scala classes that are referencing the App trait in your project as follows.


  • From the search result, you can simply double click on any of the files to jump to the exact line number where the App trait is being referenced.
  • While we have not discussed Scala functions yet, you can use the same Alt + F7 shortcut to find say all Scala classes which are referencing a particular function.

4. Search in a file

The following keyboard shortcut will open a search panel in the file you are currently editing which will allow you to search within that particular file.

Keyboard ShortcutWindowsMac
Search in a fileCtrl + FCmd + F

5. Fine grained search
The following keyboard shortcut will open a search dialog with fine grained options to allow you to optimize your search.

Keyboard ShortcutWindowsMac
Fine grained searchCtrl + Shift + FCmd + Shift + F

In the search dialog, you have the usual textbox where you can enter the text you are looking for. However, there are other added options such as case sensitivity, regular expressions, the scope of the project and specific filters. These will in turn further restrict your search and can be especially handy in Scala projects with a large code base.

6. Quick search and replace
The following keyboard shortcut will allow you to use your cursor location to find and select any similar matching items. In addition, all the selected items will become editable.

Keyboard ShortcutWindowsMac
Quick search and replaceAlt + JCmd + Ctrl + G

As an example, say you wanted to replace all the println function in HelloWorldWIthArgumentsDebug Scala file with Console.println. By place your cursor on the first println function and then pressing Cmd + Ctrl + G if you are on Mac or keep pressing Alt + J if you are using windows, IntelliJ will highlight and make all the println function calls editable.

You can then simply replace all the println in one go by typing Console.println

This concludes our tutorial IntelliJ Keyboard Shortcuts - Search Shortcuts and I hope you've found it useful!

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In this article, we went over the following:

  • How to search for a particular file anywhere
  • How to search files which are referencing a particular class, trait, function etc
  • How to search in a particular file
  • How to search with more fine grained search criteria
  • How to quickly search and replace


  • A full list of Windows and Mac keyboard shortcut from the JetBrains website.
  • Cheatsheet of the search shortcuts we've used in this tutorial:
Keyboard ShortcutWindowsMac
Search everywherePress the shift key twicePress the shift key twice
Search referencesAlt + F7Alt + F7
Search in a fileCtrl + FCtrl + F
Find grained searchCtrl + Shift + FCmd + Shift + F
Quick search and replaceAlt + JCmd + Ctrl + G

Source Code

The source code is available on the allaboutscala GitHub repository.

What's Next

In the next tutorial, I will show some more useful keyboard shortcuts with regards to finding the return type of a function, compiling, running and debugging shortcuts.
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It once happened with me when I wrote the spelling of Messenger as ‘Messanger’ in the whole article, but before I could realize the mess, I had already finished the piece. Now I knew how to find the specific word in the entire article, but I didn’t know how to change them all in one go. Of course, the word was used more than 15 times, and it was simply hectic for me to change every word. Well, this was the day when I learned how to use find and replace in Word on a Mac, and I thought if you might need the same.

We are letting you know two cool methods by which you can easily find and replace in Word on Mac.

Method 1 On How To Find And Replace In Word On Mac

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Word document, where you need to make changes.

Step 2: Reach to the ‘Edit’ tab in the toolbar or top of the window.

Step 3: Locate ‘Find’ from the menu.

Step 4: Click ‘Replace’. Or you can even take a short cut over here. Hold ‘Command + Shift + H’ on the keyboard.

Step 5: The steps above will open a new panel on the left side of the screen with two separate boxes. On the first box, type the word you want to search and on the second box, type the word you want to replace with. For example, ‘Messangar’ will be typed in the first box, whereas ‘Messenger’ will be written in the second one.

Step 6: ‘Find’ button will locate the answers you required whereas the ‘Replace’ button will replace the individual words. Select ‘Replace All,’ and all the required words will be replaced at once. (Specific text will be highlighted if you choose ‘Find Next’)

Once the process is done, you will get a message stating “All done. We made ‘ ‘ replacements.”

Method 2On How To Find And Replace In Word On Mac (In Format)

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Word document, where you need to make changes.

Step 2: Reach to the ‘Edit’ tab in the toolbar or top of the window.


Step 3: Locate ‘Find’ from the menu

Step 4: Instead of finding Replace, locate and click ‘Advanced File And Replace

Step 5: Now, here, various options will appear on the screen.

Step 6: Choose ‘Format’ here and select ‘Font’ from the drop-down menu.

Step 7: Here, you are free to choose any format in terms of size, color, and other styles. Click ‘OK’ and the selected word will transform itself into a new stylized font. You can choose to Replace all, replace or find next (specific text will be highlighted).

And this way, you can find and replace the specific word easily and even you get to change the shape and font of the word using this method.


The above methods are right described for finding and replacing in word on Mac, and one can free themselves from the situation of ‘Messangar’ to ‘Messenger’ without a glitch. Also, check:

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