If you want to search for specific words or phrases while browsing the web with Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, or any other browser on your Windows 11/10/8/7 PC, then you should do the following steps.
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Search for Specific Word Using CTRL + F
The easiest method to search a word on the page is to use the “Find Word” function. It works with all major web browsers, including Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera. Here is the keyboard shortcut method:
- On a web page, press Ctrl + F on Windows and Linux. On Mac, press Command + F.
- Enter the word or a phrase to search.
- Press the Enter key.
- The page scrolls to the next existence of the word. If a word appears multiple times on the page you searched for, press Enter to go to the next occurrence. Or select the right (or left) arrow from the word search box.
Following are the methods of finding a specific word on web browsers.
In Microsoft Edge, you will see the search bar on top.
After entering the phrase or a word, it will be highlighted on the web page if it is found.
Press Ctrl + F in Chrome to open the search bar in a similar way. Write your searching word and press enter.
If there is any word that is similar to your search then it will be highlighted
In Internet Explorer, you will see the various options. After entering the phrase, if it is found, it will be highlighted on the web page.
You can also customize the search bar to match only whole words or uppercase and lowercase letters.
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Firefox provides the following different ways to find text, links, or words in the current web content.
- Click Ctrl + F to open the “Find in Page” panel and enter your search term.
Firefox will mark the phrase when it finds it. Use the up/down buttons to search for phrases on the web. If nothing is found, the message “Phrase not found” is displayed.
- Press the / (forward slash) key to open the quick-search bar.
You will see a button on the left side of the browser. This quick search bar is very useful for quick search, it will disappear automatically after a period of time.
- To search for terms that appear on web links, press the ‘key (single quotes) to open the quick-search bar (links only).
When you type the text, it will select the link that will contain this text. To highlight the next link, press Ctrl + G.
- Firefox also allows you to search as you type without having to open the search bar.
If this function does not appear. Then, to enable this feature, click Menu> Options> Advanced> General tab, and select Find text as you type. Press Ctrl + G or F3 to select the next result.
Search for a Word on MS Word Page
Microsoft provides a search function that allows you to easily search different characters, words, and phrases in Word documents. Generally, search options are used when working with long Microsoft Word documents.
- Press Ctrl + F or go to the “Home” tab in the ribbon and select the “Search” option.
- The search bar appears on the screen. Enter the word you want to find in the document in the search box.
- The screenshot shows the search term highlighted in the main Word document.
Search a Word on Mac Pages
To find a specific term in a Pages document, click “View” on the toolbar and select “Show Find and Replace”. When the search box appears, start typing your word or phrase. The matching terms will be highlighted.
To search a word on a web page on a Mac, press Command + F, and then type the word or phrase. You will see the appropriate word or phrase highlighted. Some websites also integrate search functions. A magnifying glass or search box, usually at the top of the page. Enter the search term and select it from the search results.