SAFARI FIND Feature

wakerider017

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IS there anyone else out there that hates the SAFARI FIND command?

It highlights stuff in grey which is damn near imposible too see.

Any fix for this?
 

mad jew

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You can change the Highlight Colour in the Appearance pane of System Preferences. This isn't Safari-specific, it'll change the colour for all system apps (and some third party apps too). I have mine set to a nice default blue, but you can pick pretty much anything. :)
 

wakerider017

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mad jew said:
You can change the Highlight Colour in the Appearance pane of System Preferences. This isn't Safari-specific, it'll change the colour for all system apps (and some third party apps too). I have mine set to a nice default blue, but you can pick pretty much anything. :)
No that does not work... I have blue setup in safari right now as my highlight color...

but when using the find feature is safari it highlights things in a light grey... look for yourself.
 

uaaerospace

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wakerider017 said:
No that does not work... I have blue setup in safari right now as my highlight color...

but when using the find feature is safari it highlights things in a light grey... look for yourself.
It works for me. I have mine set to a nice blue color to that contrasts with most web sites. Along Mad's line of thinking, my find window automatically goes away once I press enter. I then just go cmd-G through the document.

Edit: OK, the key (no pun intended) here is to press enter. Don't click next in the find window.
 

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uaaerospace said:
It works for me. I have mine set to a nice blue color to that contrasts with most web sites. Along Mad's line of thinking, my find window automatically goes away once I press enter. I then just go cmd-G through the document.

Edit: OK, the key (no pun intended) here is to press enter. Don't click next in the find window.
OK. I'm completely lost. What Find window? Why is it grey, blue or any other colour? What is Cmd-G?

:confused: :confused: :confused:
 

mad jew

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In Safari, press COMMAND-F to find some text. Once the text is found, it will be highlighted. If the Find window is still open, the text will be highlighted grey, otherwise it'll be highlighted in whatever colour you have picked in the Appearance pane of System Preferences.

However, if you press COMMAND-F, enter your text, press RETURN to hide the Find window, you can find the next selection of the same text by pressing COMMAND-G. All of these will be highlighted in your chosen colour (not grey) because the browser window is the foremost window. :)
 

wakerider017

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Problem solved...

The focus was on the find window so sarai was getting th near invisible grey highlight...

I feel this is a flaw with safari... You have to keep chaging focus to see the highlighted text and click next on the find window...

This is not very cool as I like to scroll through find pretty fast...

Someone said this will be fixed in leopard?
 

WildCowboy

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As mentioned previously, just type in the search word, hit "enter" to bring the focus to the Safari page with first occurrence of it highlighted. Then use Command-G to hop to subsequent occurrences...there's no need for the "Find" window to come back to the foreground. I don't think I've ever used the "Next" button while searching...the above method is very efficient.
 

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wakerider017 said:
Someone said this will be fixed in leopard?
Yep.. just take a look around. There are screenshots floating around somewhere of Safari 3.0. Just do a Google search for "leopard safari search" and surely you'll find something.
 
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