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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Quick Find - The Greatest Unknown Firefox Tool

I just read about this handy little tool for Firefox that I had never heard of. The 'Quick Find' feature is built into the browser and acts like the Ctrl-F functionality but is quicker...hence the name. To access the 'Quick Find' press the apostrophe (') or forward-slash (/) key to get a small field in the lower-left corner of the screen. In this screen you can type in something that you want to find and it will take you immediately to it....kinda like the Ctrl-F feature. Once you are done using the feature it will disappear is a few seconds. Also, if you want to find the next result you can simply hit the F3 key (Shift + F3 for previous) and if you want the 'Quick Find' bar to disappear simply hit the Esc key. Happy Browsing!

Quick find (/) -- disappears after a while, so you don't have to close the search bar manually.

Search Hyperlinks (') -- quick find, but it only searches hyperlinks

Another helpful hint is to set this preference: Tools > Options > Advanced and check "search for text when i start typing"

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