Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: February 19, 2019
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: FindNextSelected for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: TextEdit Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to find the next occurrence of the currently selected text in the active document.


This command can be accessed from the Text Editor (or any coding-aware variant of the Text Editor), by:

  • Choosing the Edit » Find Next Selected command from the main menus.
  • Using the Ctrl+Shift+F keyboard shorcut.


First, ensure the text string that you want to search for is selected in the document editing window.

After launching the command, the next occurrence of the selected text will become selected. Use the command repeatedly to sequence through all other occurrences.


  1. This feature essentially performs a text search using the Find Text dialog, with the selected text used as the entry for the Text to find field. All search criteria options that were last specified when performing a text search using the Find Text dialog, will be applied using this feature.
  2. Enable the Find selected text on Find Next option, on the Text Editors - General page of the Preferences dialog, to use the Find Next command to quickly find subsequent occurrences of the currently selected text, instead of the text that was used in the original find text action.


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