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Searching a Firefox Page

Friday, September 15th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Searching a Firefox Page

You know the story. You’re visiting a Web site looking for one thing in particular, but with all the mumbo jumbo on it, you can’t find what you’re looking for very easy. What a frustration! Well, luckily there is a way to cure that. We’ve told you how to search easily in Internet Explorer before, but what about Firefox? Well, that’s what I have for you today. Keep reading to find out how you can start searching through Web pages much faster and easier in Firefox right away!

You are browsing the Internet visiting a Web site. At some point, you will probably need to find the occurrences of a word on that page. What would you do? Should you cross the lines one by one reading through all the passages to finally find the word or sentence you have been looking for? You might do so while you’re on some Web pages with limited texts, but what about larger Web sites and pages with thousands of words present on every page?

Luckily, Firefox has an extremely useful Find Toolbar feature that can help you find the word or sentence you are looking for on any Web page. To display the Find Toolbar, click Edit from the top menu and select Find in This Page.

This command will bring up the Find Toolbar at the bottom of the browser window.

Now, suppose you are searching for if and where the term “computer” appears on the current page. Just write the term “computer” in the Find Toolbar box. The great feature of Firefox’s Find Toolbar is that, as you type your word in the text bar, Firefox automatically finds the word you are searching for and highlights it. Cool, huh?!

You may be interested in finding out if the text appears in other places of the Web page as well, so you can click Enter or use the Find Next button to find the next occurrence of the term. You can also use the Previous button, which will highlight the previous occurrence of the word for you.

The Highlight All button is nice, because it highlights all of the occurrences of the specified term throughout the page.

Extra Tip: You can press Ctrl + F to display the Find Toolbar as well.

Another Tip: You can press F3 on your keyboard to bring up the Find Toolbar too and by pressing it again you can find the other occurrences of the specified term on the page.

One More Tip: By pressing Ctrl + G, you can see the next occurrence of the term specified, even if the Find Toolbar has not yet been brought up.

Happy searching!

~ Hamid Reza

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