Ctrl+F to search within a specific chat or channel
CRTL+F is just a one of the core functionalities in general. Why this can't be done initially?
It is like CTRL+C, CTRL+V and etc. There are some basics, which you can't ignore.
No idea why this is so hard to implement, but perhaps you could at least do auto-navigation to a search tab after CTRL+F was pressed?
But at the end, CTRL+F shall open a popup or whatever and to search in a particular opened window (1-to-1 conversation, team conversation - doesn't matter, just a currently active).
This is just a basics from IT.
Please, keep thinking about the clients, who are typing on a keyboard and not just clicking a mouse.
There are still a lot of clients who are older than Windows 95...
The ability to search within a chat would be so helpful! This is really needed!
Not sure why this is getting flagged as a closed item when we still cannot search properly in Teams.
Need to make sure the implementation supports searching in current direct message/chat too - not just Team/channel. They already have search filters that do some of this, but those search filters don't allow filtering to a specific direct message
@Mariel Ctrl+F is something that works in all my other chat programs and it saves at least 7 mouse clicks and the time to do so.
I'd also want it to enable search through the Wiki you have open.
This is something you can already do: Simply search for something in the Search bar and FILTER the search results by team and Channel
Liz Braun commented
This would be extremely helpful as we have LARGE amounts of content in our teams and need a way to be able to filter results to specific channels.
Steve Ruby commented
Yeah, this doesn't work. On mobile for example if I am in a channel there is no search option from there
i agree, it's maddening that i can't search a wiki page
I'd also like to be able to search within a team or within a channel
Justin F commented
Ctrl+F should search the current screen
I think this is essential as we use channels to update everyone with new features and videos. I know the channel where the content is but its now got so much useful info in it I can't actually easily find what I need. I want a quick search box at the top of that channel to search just in that channel.
Bruce Edge commented
For the love of God, why does Ctrl-F not let you search the existing channel????
Notepad has better search features.
Peter Kral commented
Please allow search within a specific channel. When someone references a previous statement within the conversation, make it easy to find. It is not easy to find with the current search box.
Koji Yamada commented
Please add per-channel search function. Cross-sectional searches that are already available are also useful, but sometimes we want to search within a particular channel.
Jon Beckman commented
The current search function through the command bar feels cumbersome. A channel-specific search bar would be more efficient.
At least being able to set up a default search location as the last viewed channel would help immensely.
See below comments - and please get back regarding if you are currently working on this topic. We also need to be able to search in all the content eg in sides and sections too.
Sasha Rosenbaum commented
This is crucial because searching everything is near-useless when the search term is common. Imagine searching all of Teams (I am already in 40 or so) for the word "meeting" or the word "address". Searching within a particular channel or user chat history would let me see only what is relevant.
Gurce Isikyildiz commented
I'd like a smart CTRL-F implementation that filters your search query to solely be within the scope of what you are currently viewing.
- If you are chatting with a person, show search results from just that person
- If you are chatting with a team, show search results from within that team
I noticed you already have a little filter icon for the user to specify such scope, so hopefully it'd be a simple matter of detecting which person/team the user is presently on, and then automatically populating the relevant filter-fields that you have.
J K commented
> The tab that says "In this channel" no longer appears to be present in the current version of Teams.
I am also experiencing this. The "WE HAVE THIS" solution is not (or is no longer) accurate.
I'm in an enterprise that sees wide use of Teams. An all-channel search is nearly useless, as it returns far too many results, especially for common words.
We need per-channel search pronto.