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    mmangold is offline Junior Member
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    Question Highlight and 'Word Find'.

    I sorely miss the Highlight and Word Find buttons that have made browsing with the Google Toolbar on FF and IE over the past few years so wonderful. Since there is no Google Toolbar for Chrome, I would have thought that for SURE this capability would have been built into the browser itself. However, the only comparable feature is the rather archaic Find (Ctrl+F) mechanism, which doesn't hold a candle to the Highlight and Word Find buttons from the Google Toolbar. If someone were to develop this as a plugin, I'm certain that it would become a widely-used feature. The tool has become a staple with our researchers (I support the staff of a research university) and although they have been willing to try Chrome, they certainly miss this functionality--almost as much as I do.

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    Hello and welcome to the forum,

    Can you elaborate on the differences between your beloved Toolbar and the ctrl-F function?

    Thanks...

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    yes, chrome has highlight and word find by ctrl+F. you havn't tried it yet?
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    I may understand what he's getting at, but if not, this is still a worthwhile endeavor. My brother has been reluctant to use Chrome entirely because of a key difference in how Chrome's ctrl+F works and how Firefox, Opera, etc. do a search. He enjoys browsing without using his mouse, so he's accustomed to typing / (to bring up find), then a few characters, and if it lands on a link, he can simply press ENTER to cause the browser to follow the link. The / as opposed to ctrl+F is inconsequential, as he is perfectly willing to just use a different shortcut.

    There doesn't appear, however, to be any way of using the keyboard to make Chrome follow the link that was found using the search. I've spent time on Google searching for this issue and found that there is interest among others to have Chrome be able to follow a link such as this using the keyboard after doing a Ctrl+F. This seems as if it would be a fairly easy extension to write, though I personally know nothing at all about Javascript in general or extension writing on Chrome in particular. Were I to have the ability, I'd just do it myself to make it possible for my brother to use Chrome instead of Opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc VN View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forum,

    Can you elaborate on the differences between your beloved Toolbar and the ctrl-F function?

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    Sure. When you put your search terms in the search box, each search term is assigned a highlight color. Each search term will then display as highlighted on the current page wherever it is displayed.

    Here is an example:


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    In addition to the example above, it is also easy to click on an individual search term and have the page go to the next occurrence..



    Also if you then open a new tab with a related search, the search terms are still present to highlight on ANY page using the previous Google search terms.



    This is the single most problematic issue I have with no equivalent in Chrome, or extensions.

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    Is there an extension for this feature yet? I really want to make the switch to Google but these simple features need to be implemented first.

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    bumpbumpbump

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    bring up thumpers post

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    Hey guys,

    This definitely exists and in active development (by me )

    It's called efTwo - Advanced Find on Page for Google Chrome.
    See the other topic:
    [New Ext] efTwo Advanced Find on Page (highlight + find all form of words)



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