Safari - find on page function

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  1. Jfinx

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  2. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    I don't get it. Safari does have a page search, so why not just use the search box in the top right corner?
     
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    Lol. I didn't even notice that. :)

    Learn something new everyday. ;)

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  4. The Alternative

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    That's only a web search engine. It won't search for particular words or phrases on the current page (find on page function.)

    The OP link is still a valid way to search on a page using Safari and is very helpful.
     
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    But, in the search box, if you look at the bottom of it, it has a separate line titled "On This Page (x matches)," with a second line that starts with "Find 'x'". If you type something in the search box, then press on the "Find" line, it will do a search in that web page.

    The scripts are great ... but they were more in use before 4.2.1, when Safari got updated to have this Find feature included.

    Marilyn
     
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    There's no such thing on my version of Safari on my iPad with Google as the default search engine. Is it a preference setting for Safari? Or a different search engine preference? I've never seen this option. It's not resident on my wife's iPad2 either.
     
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    On my iPad with Google as default search, I only see the "On This Page" section when it makes sense. It's contextual. Go to a page you normally visit, and then type in a single word in your search field. Look for a heading near the bottom that says "On This Page" but only after you're viewing a page.

    For example, try hitting CNN.com, then type 'sheen' in the search box. You'll see the "On This Page" choice appear...
     
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    Thank you for the clear and concise explanation. That works exactly as you've described it. Funny that I never saw it before but then again I've never used the "find on page function" because I didn't know it was available that way. Just proves that you can learn something new about the iPad almost every day. Thanks for clearing this up for me.
     

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