Safari "Quick Find" (i.e. search links like Firefox)?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by noonereally, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. noonereally macrumors newbie

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    In Firefox, I can do all-keyboard navigation by typing "/" and then a few letters of the link I want to navigate to and then hitting enter.

    I *really* miss this in Safari. I have spent a few weeks looking for alternatives and have tried all of those listed here: http://hrmpf.com/wordpress/12/making-safari-more-firefoxy-with-find-as-you-type (fiwt, saft and acid search).

    Unfortunately, none of them seem to work with Safari 3.1 or 3.2. Does anyone know of any other options? I wish Apple would just add this feature to Safari... doesn't seem like it'd be that hard.

    (Note that I am not specifically referring to find-as-you-type or things like Inquisitor that offer suggestions as you type, but rather to the ability to search links on the current page.)

    Thank you!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    So it's you! :mad:

    All the thousands of us who hate this feature with a passion in Firefox because it keeps getting accidentally triggered while we're typing, and Mozilla makes it progressively harder and harder to turn off... all of our pain and suffering are the result of you! :p

    Seriously... erm, let me see if I can understand better. Quick Find, as far as I can see in Firefox (or Safari 3) functions essentially just the same as Quick Find. Neither one specializes for finding links -- for instance, when I type "as" in your post, I don't get directed to the link you made, but rather to the previous instance of "as" in the text body. Just like Ctrl-F find as you type.

    So help me understand, so I can maybe help you... how is quick find actually different from Find, aside from the fact that you don't have to type a two-key keystroke (ctrl-f) to activate it?
     
  3. noonereally thread starter macrumors newbie

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    as i said in my original note, firefox quickfind enables keyboard-only browser use. if i want to navigate to a link, i can just type some part of that link and hit enter rather than having to pick up the mouse, move the pointer to it and click.

    pretty straightforward.
     

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