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Old Jul 31, 2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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Ctrl+F on osx

im looking for the equivalent of Ctrl+F from windows on a mac. i love the function in XP. wherein you can locate a specific word throughout a web-page or an E-book etc. i would really appreciate the os x knowledge. thanks
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 02:36 PM   #2
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ctrl-space opens spotlight which will do the same thing

this might be helpful

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=132963
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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Command-F is the equivalent to Windows' Ctrl-F in most Mac programs. Command-G is usually "find next".
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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oops... miss understood the question...
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 02:50 PM   #5
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The Spotlight tip is cool though! I've found myself opening random documents in Windows and doing the Ctrl-F thing because the search doggie is slow and lazy and not very bright.
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 04:04 PM   #6
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Command-F is the equivalent to Windows' Ctrl-F in most Mac programs. Command-G is usually "find next".
and the cool thing is, if you search for a word in one application, switch to another application and do a new word search, OS X remembers the word you were last looking for
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 11:22 PM   #7
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Most "control-[something]" combinations are the same in Macs. You just have to substitute the "control key" by the "command key" (the one with the Apple logo)
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Old Aug 1, 2005, 04:21 AM   #8
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Yep, it was good of MS to keep the same letters (eg. X, C, V for cut, copy, paste) when they copied the interface
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Old Aug 1, 2005, 07:42 AM   #9
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Yep, it was good of MS to keep the same letters (eg. X, C, V for cut, copy, paste) when they copied the interface
haha... you said it before I could...

hey treysmay, just to give you a heads up, the command key is the one next to the space bar that has an apple on it.
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Old Aug 1, 2005, 07:58 AM   #10
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Yep, it was good of MS to keep the same letters (eg. X, C, V for cut, copy, paste) when they copied the interface
Are you accusing microsoft of copying? How dare you?!
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thanks alot guys. I left apple at the dawn of the 9 to x switch and i regret it.
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I dig being able to type / to search a web page in Firefox on my office PC. Just like vi in terminal I wish I could get Safari to do the same thing on my Mac. I actually prefer Safari
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I dig being able to type / to search a web page in Firefox on my office PC. Just like vi in terminal I wish I could get Safari to do the same thing on my Mac. I actually prefer Safari
Install AcidSearch, not only do you get greatly increased functionality with the (Google) toolbar search field, far superior to and easier to configure than the "engines" in Firefox, but you can also enable Find As You Type, which starts searching the current page when you start typing. You don't even have to type the /...
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Install AcidSearch, not only do you get greatly increased functionality with the (Google) toolbar search field, far superior to and easier to configure than the "engines" in Firefox, but you can also enable Find As You Type, which starts searching the current page when you start typing. You don't even have to type the /...
Sweet Found this on their site: If the popup is set to "Press / to Enable," you must press the slash key to begin searching, then type the text you are looking for. This option also gives audio feedback while you type (much like Mozilla Firefox). Old habits...
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I dig being able to type / to search a web page in Firefox on my office PC. Just like vi in terminal I wish I could get Safari to do the same thing on my Mac. I actually prefer Safari
And for the sake of completeness (and my world-wide evangelism campaign), / searches a web page in Camino as well.
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Yep, it was good of MS to keep the same letters (eg. X, C, V for cut, copy, paste) when they copied the interface
He must of run out of space to write down the 'quit' shortcut. Where the hell did alt-F4 come from
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He must of run out of space to write down the 'quit' shortcut. Where the hell did alt-F4 come from
I could say the same about Cmd-Shift-3 to take a screenshot.
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I could say the same about Cmd-Shift-3 to take a screenshot.
Because Cmd-Shift-4 makes crosshairs, and if you press the spacebar afterwards you get a "This Object" camera.

And it has been in the OS since at least OS 8...
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I could say the same about Cmd-Shift-3 to take a screenshot.

True, but there are only so many intuitive key sequences possible before you start getting double-ups ( ). And arguably, unless you are Paul Thurrott, you probably use the quit sequence a little more often than the screenshot one.

On the other hand, Windows does have that nifty self-quitting feature if you open up enough apps at the same time. Of course, you have to reboot though.
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Old Aug 2, 2005, 02:50 AM   #22
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And arguably, unless you are Paul Thurrott, you probably use the quit sequence a little more often than the screenshot one.
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On the other hand, Windows does have that nifty self-quitting feature if you open up enough apps at the same time.
And, as if once wasn't enough, you just did it again
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