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#1 afterhours

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:23 PM

When searching text, use the
control and "F" keys.


Works WONDERS and save headaches big time. :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 04:40 PM

That was a bit vague.
Care to give a useful example?

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 06:49 PM

If I may. Press the Ctrl + F and a seach box will appear. Enter a word or number and enter. The feature will bring you to the first instance of the word or number you are looking for.
Example use the Ctrl +F and enter KMHGYV and press enter. Since I am sure that these random letter do not exsist anywhere else on this page it should bring you right to it.
If you entered My it would bring you to the My in the title tool bar My Blog
This feature is very effective say when seaching result from google where you are looking up a fatal exception number.
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:15 PM

If I may. Press the Ctrl + F and a seach box will appear. Enter a word or number and enter. The feature will bring you to the first instance of the word or number you are looking for.
Example use the Ctrl +F and enter KMHGYV and press enter. Since I am sure that these random letter do not exsist anywhere else on this page it should bring you right to it.
If you entered My it would bring you to the My in the title tool bar My Blog
This feature is very effective say when seaching result from google where you are looking up a fatal exception number.



well said

It comes in handy when reading long pages of text and you are searching a certain section.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:47 AM

A very handy tip thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:42 PM

Always glad to help. Enjoy.
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:57 PM

There are so many shortcuts in windows that it could have it's own topic! The good thing is that most of these shortcuts are the same from program to program.

If I could add just one thing....if you're looking for for a specific word, like someone's last name, but unsure of the spelling, hit the "*" (above the 8, but without the quotes) and type in the first few letters. It will find every word that has those letters in that order. This won't work in some programs (like firefox), but works great in windows itself. Try going to windows explorer and hitting ctrl+F and typing in the following: *prog

You'll end up finding everything that has the letters prog in it, like program.

BTW, a shortcut for windows search is the windows key+F (the windows key is between the ctrl and alt keys on the left of the keyboard....and there's one on the right too!
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:02 PM

coool!

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:34 PM

Firefox - Tools - Options - Advanced - General
Check the box: "Search for text when I start typing"

I would be lost without it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:31 AM

Just to add http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449
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