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Geek Tip: Apple + F to Search Web Pages on Macs

So now that you have some other keyboard shortcuts down, let me share a little story with you. A friend of mine recently had an awesome Karaoke party at a local club. Thankfully, they had the song list online so I could check out what songs I knew before I went . . . and inevitably butcher once I got on stage. I have a few solid standby hits I had my eye out for, but once I got to the song options online, I found out just how long of a list it was! Would I spend hours scouring over the songs just to find my fave tune? Oh, no my friends. I used my trusty open Apple + F to search the page. Natch.

To see what's so fabulous about the magical shortcut key Apple + F


Open Apple + F is a useful shortcut tool if you want to find specific keywords on a web page. Using Firefox or Safari, the search field will pop up in a small corner of your browser (I use Firefox, so it comes up in the lower left corner), just type in the word you are looking for. Your keywords will then be highlighted so you can get right to the meat of what you are looking for — no dillydallying around. Open Apple + F is to your web-page searches what Finder is for your desktop search. Try it, you might like it!

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macgirl macgirl 9 years
I like the new Safari as when you do that search it dims the whole page and highlights the first find in yellow and other instances in white. Then you can do Apple + G to find other instances and it highlights that in Yellow. That feature alone brought me back to using Safari full time.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
yep, Ctrl+F and Apple +F both work and I use them daily.
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
Ctrl+F & Apple+F are in my everyday existence and whenever I use that feature in front of non geeks they freak out and ask what I just did ^_^
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 9 years
If you want to keep looking for the word further down the page, use Apple + G. Shift + Apple + G goes up the page.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
ha, I do this all day long!
esmerb esmerb 9 years
Another reason to love my Mac. Oh, how I adore it!
Jesstagirl Jesstagirl 9 years
I use this feature WAY too much.
zazoza zazoza 9 years
ctrl + F on pcs :)
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