I've recently decided to try out Qt Creator, and while I'm impressed with its features, I'm very frustrated by its Find and Replace functionality. First, I'm bothered by the fact that the replacement buttons don't have mnemonics, so pressing Alt+A, for example, doesn't replace all, but opens a menu. Many other text editors allow you to find and replace without using the mouse; I've tried Tabbing to the buttons, but it only will give focus to the replace all button and the text fields, ignoring the other two replacement buttons and both finding buttons. I tried setting Replace Next to Alt+R in the shortcuts dialog, but pressing Alt+R doesn't seem to do anything; Alt+Shift+R does Replace Previous, but it is hard for that alone to be useful. I bound Replace to Ctrl+R, but I have yet to find out what that actually does, if anything.
In short, find and replace feels weak in Qt Creator, compared to some free text editors out there, and it is heavily affecting my workflow (I use find and replace a lot). Additionally, I can't seem to get it to replace within a single-line selection; every time I make a single-line selection and open the find dialog, it clears the selection if it is shorter than two lines! Are there any plugins for this to augment its behavior? I haven't found any. Has anyone here that uses Qt Creator managed to use keyboard shortcuts for this functionality? Ideally, I'd like it to function like Kate, or at least Notepad++ (not crazy about how MSVS does it, especially regex syntax).