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1. Firefox Basics > 3. Find Stuff

Find Stuff

Search both the Web and the browser environment with Firefox.

This hack explains how to find the stuff you’ve forgotten, left behind, or yet to discover. It starts with local information in the browser and works its way out to searching the furthest corners of the Web.

Search a Displayed Web Page

You can search the content of a displayed web page. To do so, Firefox provides the Find toolbar. It appears at the bottom of the browser window, above the status bar. Figure 1-5 shows most of the features.

The Find toolbar and associated menu items
Figure 1-5. The Find toolbar and associated menu items

This toolbar is activated by the EditFind or EditFind Again menu options or by the Ctrl-F (Command-F on the Mac), Ctrl-G (Command-G on the Mac), or Shift-F3 hotkeys. Here’s a rundown of how it works:


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