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How to search for a Word on a web page in different browsers

How to search for a Word on a web page

We come across this situation often that we need to search for a specific word on a webpage that we’ve opened on a specific browsers. If the webpage that you have opened is part of a blog, then there is great chances the page is very large and its very difficult to find word that you are searching for. In today’s post, we will talk about how to search for a word on a web page that you have opened in Microsoft Edge, FireFox, Opera, Chrome, Safari etc.

We will cover most of the popular browsers and and demonstrate with screenshots to make our readers better understand. The process is almost same for all the browser with little bit of tweak as to how the outcome looks like.

For example, while in one browser you can search for a word and hit search button and then it will display the result however in other browser, it will show result as you type continue to type the word (sort of real time results).

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How to search for a Word on a web page in Google Chrome:

Google chrome is world’s most popular web browser for Desktop as well for the mobile devices. According to W3Counter which tracks visitors on websites, Google Chrome takes away 57% share of total market followed by Safari and then IE/Edge (as per September 2017 report).

Market share of different browsers

Google Chrome offers great browsing experience to the Desktop as well Mobile device users. It can be downloaded on Mac as well. There is lots of great reasons as to why more than 50% of world’s population trusts Google Chrome. One of the most prominent reason is, Google Chrome is pretty much faster than other browsers.

So in case you are browsing some website or the blog and trying to find out how to search for a Word on a web page, this article can help you. This trick could be a savior if the web page that you have to search a word from is a big page and you have to scroll down several times if you do it manually. Here is how do that do.

Step-wise process- How to search for a Word on a web page in Google Chrome:

  1. Go to the web page that you want to search for a word from.
  2. Press CTRL + F, a search box will appear as shown by dotted line in below screenshot.How to search for a Word on a web page
  3. Type the word you want to search in search box and it will start highlighting the words as you type in real time. For example in above screenshot, I type few letters “blueto” and it started showing me the results. The first exact match word is highlighted in orange, however the next is in yellow.

That’s how you can search for a word on a web page in Google Chrome.

How to search for a Word on a web page in FireFox

Firefox is the second most popular browser as per the study done by W3Counter (see above chart) and it displays search results differently. Let see how to search for a Word on a web page in FireFox:

  1. Open web page in Firefox.
  2. Press CTRL + F and the search box will appear at the bottom unlike Google Chrome. The search box looks different than what we see in case of Chrome as well.search a word in Firefox
  3. Type the word in search box that you are searching for and it will start displaying results as you type. Unlike Google Chrome, it doesn’t highlight the second match. You will have to click that small upward/downward arrow next to search box to jump to next match.

How to search for a Word on a web page in Safari

Safari is third most popular browser and its users are almost those who use Mac. The windows users can not get Safari browser on their PC. So the users of Safari browser are only those who uses Mac.

This browser shows results different and also the search is bit flexible. You can chose to one out of two options:

  • Starts With
  • Contains

I prefer “Starts With” however you are free to chose the other one. Here is how to search for a word on Web page in Safari Browser.

  1. Open web page in Safari Browser.
  2. Press Command + F and search box will appear on the upper right corner as shown in below screenshot.
  3. Type the word you want to search and it will start showing the results as you type. For example in below screenshot when I typed “bluet, it started showing all matches. The first one is highlighted in Yellow and the second one in white ! You can chose to show results as per “Starts With” filter or “Contains”.

Search a word on a web page in Safari

How to search for a Word on a web page in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is Microsoft’s biggest web browser which used to known as Internet Explorer earlier. It has lots of interesting feature and comes as in-built default browser with Windows operating system. If you want to know how to search for a word on a web page in Microsoft Edge, take look at below steps:

  1. Open web page in Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press CTRL+ F and a search bar across browser’s with on the top (below address bar) will appear.
  3. Type the word you want to search and it will start showing results as you type. There is two filters you can use. One is “Match Whole Word” and the other one is “Match Case”. I prefer Match Case because its displays are results as you type however with Match whole word option, it wouldn’t show anything in results until it finds the exact same word as you typed in search box. It highlights first match in Black and the next one in Yellow.

How to search for a Word on a web page on Microsoft Edge

How to search for a Word on a web page in Opera

Opera is yet anther great browser which is known for its blazing faster speed. Though its least preferred web browser as per W3Counter’s report among top 5 browsers. In case you want to search for a word on web page in opera, here is the process:

  1. Open web page in Opera.
  2. Press CTRL + F and search will appear.
  3. Type  word and it will display match cases and highlight them as well.

That’s All !!

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