On 08/06/2017 06:52 PM, David Pesetsky wrote:
I just learned the (very) hard way that Lyx, unlike standard word processors and other 
text-manipulating software that I've used, does not limit the effect of "replace 
all" to selected text (when something has been selected).

Am I unaware of some switch that can change this behavior, perhaps — or is there really 
no way to to select some text and "replace all" limited to what's been 
selected?  It's a feature I use constantly in other applications that's become 
second-nature  ...

There's a feature request on file for this: http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/2548. Looks as if the ticket hasn't been updated in two years or so.


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