Find feature?

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    Hello all!

    I just got my iPad and I am so excited about this wonderful device!

    My only problem is that I don't seem to see "find word" feature while surfing websites with many texts.

    For instance, with windows based computers you can press Control+F to find words you are looking for but it seems to be missing in iPad.. Does anyone know if this is true?

    Thanks for your replies.
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    Double click home button from first page will find everything even in mail docs music etc
    Regards Colin Australia
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    As far as I know Safari does not have a find word feature. I seldom used it myself, but the few times I did it was handy. Being a Windows and Firefox user I don't know if Safari on the Mac has it or not....
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    Thanks for your reply. However the feature I'm looking for isn't the search feature at iPad home screen but that of finding words while using safari.

    For instance, when you are reading a long article on a webpage and you want to search for a word in that article you are able to do so on a regular windows based keyboard by pressing Control and F. I'm wondering if that feature is in Ipad as well.

    Thanks.
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    Ah.. Okay. I hope they do implement this feature in the near future.
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    I'm using Safari on my PC right now and there is a "find" feature under the little "page icon". The shortcut is ctrl+F.
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    Sorry I missread the post. Interesting about safari. I have only an iPhone 3gs as ipad will not behere intil 28th may so cannnot really comment
    Col
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    There was a website for the iPhone that you would bookmark and somehow you would be Able to use the find feature. I'm going to look for it and if i find it ill post it
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    Atomic has a "find on this page" in its search box but it fails on this site and crashed the browser. Anyone else using Atomic that can test here?
    Last edited: May 9, 2010
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    I just tried it on Atomic, and it didn't crash, but strangely, it found the words, highlighted them, then brought me back to the home page of the forums!
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    Hi Safari in Mac have the function :) but in WinBooze i dono what they have or not … but it’s true we miss this function in Safari mobile
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    Same thing happened to me but after a couple of tries, I got dumped to the app screen. This thing crashes more often than my last three pcs combined.
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    And I don't know what Mock OShex has but in Windows we have find features in our web browers. Safari on the iPad does not.
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    I would imagine many people would use this find feature (myself included) and not having it in safari mobile is strange. I hope Apple will implement this feature ASAP. :)
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    Atomic is known to be pretty buggy... Not an Apple app.... Just an independent developer. I don't use it and don't care, but I am sure with updates it will improve....
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    Hey... I have an iPad 2, and I think I have actually found a find feature for it. Just go to the google search bar at the top of Safari, and type in whatever you want to find. It should have a result that says "on this page," and show all the matches once you tap on the choices below it...
    I don't know whether this is a feature on all devices (it works for iPod touch 4g too), or if this is just a "new device" thing.

    Hope this helps,
    Aser Zhou

    EDIT: sorry about the crappy picture...

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
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    The "find on this page" feature was not in the first version of Safari. Check the date this thread was created on...
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    First I did not see it was from last year. I was not the one to bring the post back from the dead. Also I did not notice your post had the info on the find so excuse me. Welcome to the forum. Glad we are all making friends here.

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