Command+F sorely needed

Discussion in 'iPad' started by magicandmystery, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. magicandmystery macrumors member

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    ... Or for you PC users, control+F. I use it literally all the time while browsing a webpage to quickly find a word that I'm looking for.

    How 'bout a "find in page" button? That'd work for me, too. Anyone know of an alternative browser that has that function?
     
  2. mattyboy7110 macrumors member

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    Try SearchHTTP in the App Store. Sits on your iPad until you need it, then change the URL to searchhttp://whatever (add search to the start) and it opens that page in the app.

    Works great for me.
     
  3. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    There i s a Bookmarklet for Safari called "Find in Page." Just do a quick google search for it, I have no idea where got it from originally.
     
  4. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    Code:
    javascript:void%28s%3Dprompt%28%27Find%20text%3A%27%2C%27%27%29%29%3Bs%3D%27%28%27+s+%27%29%27%3Bx%3Dnew%20RegExp%28s%2C%27gi%27%29%3Brn%3DMath.floor%28Math.random%28%29*100%29%3Brid%3D%27z%27%20+%20rn%3Bb%20%3D%20document.body.innerHTML%3Bb%3Db.replace%28x%2C%27%3Cspan%20name%3D%27%20+%20rid%20+%20%27%20id%3D%27%20+%20rid%20+%20%27%20style%3D%5C%27color%3A%23000%3Bbackground-color%3Ayellow%3B%20font-weight%3Abold%3B%5C%27%3E%241%3C/span%3E%27%29%3Bvoid%28document.body.innerHTML%3Db%29%3Balert%28%27Found%20%27%20+%20document.getElementsByName%28rid%29.length%20+%20%27%20matches.%27%29%3Bwindow.scrollTo%280%2Cdocument.getElementsByName%28rid%29%5B0%5D.offsetTop%29%3B
    Works on my iphone
     
  5. goobot macrumors 603

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    how do i bookmark that?
     
  6. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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  7. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably just copy and paste the text into your address bar and then go to it. Then you should probably be able to bookmark it, but Im not sure either.
     
  8. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Has anyone got this to work on the iPad? I tried and it doesn't do anything when you type it in the browser window. I've never tried it on the iPhone.

    But I agree...I use Command+F all the time on my desktop...sucks really bad to not have it.
     
  9. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    It works on my iPad.
     
  10. magicandmystery thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome! The bookmarklet works perfectly. I put it in my bookmarks bar, so. It's always available. On a side note- I had to enable the bookmarks bar in the safari preferences; is there any other way to make it visible?
     
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