Have you ever searched for important information in a document you’ve already read, and for some reason, you can’t seem to find it again? That happens to me all the time when I’m reading articles on the web. It also happens when I’m writing blog posts (especially with the HTML editor), and the text I want to edit seems to disappear. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that someone was playing a cruel trick on me.
I used to spend a lot of time re-reading and squinting at my screen while I searched, but now I use the Chrome find bar instead. It saves time and a lot frustration.
Simply click on the wrench icon and then select “Find.”
You’ll see a search bar open on the upper right side of the page. Enter the text you’re looking for and then hit enter. If your search term is on the web page, it will be highlighted at every instance.
You can also search using this keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + F.
Internet Explorer also has a similar feature. Click on the settings icon and select “File” and then “Find on this page.” A new search bar will appear under the Bing (URL) bar. When your search term is found, it will be shaded in blue.