May 1, 2004

Neat Feature in Netscape/Firefox

POST #    991

I think there might be five people out there that use Netscape and/or Firefox, but I'm one of them - at home I use Safari. Anyway, I stumbled upon this feature where you can search for either a link or text within a page after pressing one key and then typing what you are looking for.

If you press the ' key and type a letter or word, you find links on the page you are looking at. By pressing the / key, you can search the words on the page. Very nice features for the few users of Netscape or Firefox.

Posted by tien mao in Tech at 9:36 AM



i'm down with the firefox as well. i'm hooked on the tabbed browsing.

Posted by: Jimmy Legs at May 1, 2004 12:13 PM

actually, dunno if its the same on a mac, but on a pc you can just start typing a word to activate the "search link" feature. didnt know about the "/" feature tho...swish!

Posted by: veritech pilot at May 1, 2004 12:17 PM

I'm not quite sure how people can browse without tabbed browsing. Just like I'm not sure how people can watch tv without tivo.

Posted by: whatisee at May 1, 2004 1:19 PM

Add +1 to the number of firefox users. I love it and I use that feature all the time.

Press F7 for another goodie

Tabbed browsing rules too.

Posted by: Philip Dhingra at May 1, 2004 2:45 PM

knew about the searching, but F7 is new to me. and to navigate links, once you have the link highlighted you can hit ctrl-enter instead of just enter to get the link in a new tab.

I'm a tab addict...

Posted by: FlatGreg at May 2, 2004 7:23 PM

i'll agree with everyone that is just loving tabs. that's one reason why ie blows. i await the day when they put in and the rest of the world suddenly starts saying, "oh, i love tabbed browsing." fools.

and while that F7 thing is interesting, i'm not sure i would ever use that. like i would even use the feature i wrote about in this entry.

Posted by: tien at May 3, 2004 9:49 AM

That's a standard feature of Mozilla. All you have to do is go to
Advanced Features, Keyboard Navigation in the Preferences and turn it on.

Posted by: A Kaleberg at May 3, 2004 10:23 PM

seriously - by using Internet Explorer over Firefox, you're (and that's the hypothetical "you") contributing to the downfall of this socienty.

If you're not using Firefox, you're NOT COOL. And I'm DEAD serious.

Posted by: joel at May 5, 2004 2:20 PM

i'm going to have to agree with you on that joel. ie is the devil's creation.

Posted by: tien at May 5, 2004 2:24 PM

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