Word 2016 - Pressing CTRL-F brings up unwanted navigation pane

Word 2016/Win 10:

All of a sudden, after I had to reboot my system: When I press CTRL-F, I used to see the FIND dialog box. But, now I see the navigation pane on the left of the screen.

How can I restore Word to function as before? And, what would explain this unintended change? (Maybe b/c I may have rebooted without fully shutting down Word)?

Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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That now seems to be the standard. The alternative way to open the Find and Replace dialogue is to use Ctrl+H (which was the keystroke for 'open the dialogue in replace mode)
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Maybe so, but until thirty minutes ago, it had worked the way I want it to work for me. Could it be that an Office update was installed when I restarted?

Either way; is there an option where I could re-enable it?

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There have been recent Office Updates (within the last few days) and yes, Ctrl-F now brings up Navigation.

You can try to roll back but new updates will soon take over..

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You have  applied an update since you last used Ctrl+F.

You can set up the old functionality via Options> Customize Ribbon.
Press  the Keyboard shortcuts Customise button, choose Home tab, then the EditFind command. Select the 'Press new shortcut key box, then Ctrl, then F
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is an article updated April 2018 that may help you re-assign the keys.

FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
Open Word
Top left ...File>Options>Customize Ribbon
Go to the bottom and click Keyboard Shortcuts: Customize
Categories: click 'Home Tab'   then on the right in Commands:click 'EditFind'
Put your cursor in 'Press New Shortcut Key' and then select Ctrl F on your keyboard
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
OK, looks like there's a way out of this conundrum then. I'll try your suggestions tomorrow. Thanks!
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, everyone. FOX - I gave you top billing b/c you provided additional detail in your instructions. (Such as clicking ASSIGN.)
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