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Friday, August 17, 2007

Quick Find in Firefox!

A great tip submitted by Luis Martinez: Quick Find in Firefox! In most web browsers, the "Command-F" combination brings up the Find dialog so that you can search on the webpage. The same is true in Firefox, but there is a quicker way. You can simply hit "/" and it will bring up the "Quick Find" dialog. The regular Find dialog has more features, but the Quick Find one is fine most of the time.

The regular Find:

The quick Find:

Thanks for the tip Luis!


Blogger Richard said...

Even better: Go to Preferences -> Advanced -> General and turn on the check box for "Search for text when I start typing". Then while viewing a page, begin typing the text you want to search for. Firefox will jump to the first occurrence of that text. Command-G will take you to the next occurrence, and so on.

August 17, 2007 at 3:15 AM  
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August 17, 2007 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Bracken said...

Great tip. I never knew that.

Re moore3t1 - I've used the find while typing thing a bunch before, but have you ever found it difficult to click and type into fields sometimes? Sometimes it just won't let me type into a box, and just keeps pulling up the Find menu

August 17, 2007 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've found the "Search for text when I start typing" can get on your nerves for some sites, because it can override when you are typing in a textbox ( like ones that use tinyMCE or other such tools )

August 17, 2007 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

bracken, I've not had that particular problem. I've had the opposite problem of not being able to start a search because I have been typing in a text box. For that I just tab my way out of the text box. If you're in a text box, and want to do a search, isn't the "/" just going to enter the "/" into the text box?

To each his own, I guess. I probably do enough string searches compared to form entries to make the feature worthwhile to me.

August 18, 2007 at 2:05 AM  

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