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Mac OSX Keyboard Tip - Find or Search Within Application

Most Apps have a search box that lets you search within the app. The obvious thing is ⌘-F and the text search box opens, like this:

Only, problem is that I really want to get to the Application Search bar that searches for words within the entire applciation.


Then I noticed that ⌥ - ⌘ - f will open the app search for almost every application.

Now that makes my keyboard workflow a lot faster. ⌘-F for searching for text in the existing mode, and ⌥ ⌘ F will quickly move the cursor up to the application finder.