When you’ve just read something, it’s easier to find than something you read a while back. But, the issue arises when you need to find a specific text but have no idea where it can be. It’s too much text to read, and you don’t have the time to re-read everything.
The good news is that there are ways to find any text without rereading everything or installing third-party apps. With the combination of some keys, you can finally find where that text is.
How to Locate Any Text on Web Page
Once you have your browser open and you’re on the site with the text you want to locate, press Ctrl + F, and at the top, you’ll see a search bar. It’ll say Find in Page. The word you’re looking for will be highlighted in yellow, and there’s no need to press Enter; the text will appear either way. If the text is not there, you’ll see a message letting you know.
For example, if you’re using Firefox, you can also use an option that lets you look for text as you type. By doing this, there is no need to use the Find bar. If you want to give this option a try, you can turn it on by clicking on the three-lined menu and going to Settings.
Scroll down until you come across the Browsing section and the option Search for text when you start typing. Simply check the box for it.
Use Google Search
You can also use Google search to look for content with a specific word or phrase. You only need to type Site: name of the site here and the phrase you’re looking for. So what you would type is going to look like this: Site:technipages Firefox. When you press enter, all the content with that word or phrase will appear in the Google search results. To make Google show you a specific text, make sure you put that text between quotations marks.
The Ctrl + F combination can help you find text on other programs as well. If you’re not sure if it’ll work, give it a try, it just might work. Did I miss a way to find text that works best for you? Share it with us in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.