Safai Find Highlight Colour - can it be changed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by FunBoy50, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. FunBoy50 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Lets face it, Safari highlighting what you want it to find in a pale grey isn't a good idea.

    Mozilla knows where its at, with a bright green box around the word.

    Is there any way to change the colour of highlight when it finds something?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    #2
    System preferences -> appearance -> highlight color

    edit:
    I should mention it changes the highlight color system-wide.
     

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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    Safari uses whatever colour you've sat in System Preferences -> Appearance -> Highlight Color (edit: just like KT said ;))

    If it doesn't get this colour you need to have focus on the Safari Window. If the focus is elsewhere it "greys out".
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    But when hitting the next button (in the find window), you can't focus on Safari. :confused:
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That's what cmd-G is for... ;)

    Just use cmd-F - type your search string - hit enter to get the first hit (and close the find window) - then cmd-G to get the next, and the next, etc. (shift-cmd-G for previous). :)

    Edit: Or even better, get a browser that supports "Find as you type" (or install AcidSearch to get this function in Safari).
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks! I never knew about that one. :eek:
     
  7. FunBoy50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #7

    me either!

    what a great shortcut, i always hated the way the find worked.

    thanx for the help guys! Keep the cool tips coming :)
     

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