Cool Firefox tip – Instant on-page text search

Dec 16, 2007 - 2 Comments

Here’s a really cool Firefox tip that was just passed along to me. You can instantly search for any text on a web page by hitting the forward slash and typing that word. So for example, you want to find “Firefox” on this page, you would type /firefox – that’s it! The first instance of “Firefox” will appear highlighted. This slash search feature is really just a shortcut to Command-F but it’s a lot faster if you ask me. This works across all platforms I have tried. Oh, and if you want to find the next instance of that word, hit Command-G (or Control-G if you’re in the Windows world). Check out more great Firefox tips.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Firefox, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. fns says:

    Even faster is to enable the “Find as you type” -option in the settings. Then you don’t need even the backslash, just type whatever you want and it searches the page.

  2. Andy says:

    Another cool feature is Hit the center mouse button to open a link in a new tab rather then using right click.

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