Firefox tip - ultra-quick searching on the current page

Firefox's Find on this page functionality is great. A quick Ctrl-F (or Cmd-F on OS X) and you can use the live searching functionality to find a particular word or phrase located on the current page.

However, there's actually an even quicker way to invoke this functionality.

If you type the / key, then just type what you are searching for, Firefox opens a Quick Find box at the bottom of the page and will search as you type.

Quick Find

The only caveat is that for obvious reasons, this doesn't work if you are focused inside a text field.

So next time you're looking for something on the current page, just hit / and start typing. Firefox will jump to the right place immediately!

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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