Many a times on different web pages we have to search for similar words. The Firefox search is quite easy and pressing a “/” without the quotes displays a search box where you can type in what you want to search for simple and easy.
Now what happens when you want to search for the same term on another page and you want to get rid of typing the search term over and over again. With the “/” trick you have to keep typing in the search term again and again for each web page and it really gets annoying when you do such searches 100 times a day.
Instead of doing the repetitive entering of the search term there is a neat little hidden goody with Firefox (I love Firefox) that allows you to do that.
Firefox has a feature where you can search for your previously searched term using the shortcut keys Ctrl + G. Once you press the key combinations Firefox will try and find the key term on the current page and highlight it for you.
This is simply awesome as it saves me a step while I am trying to search for something on multiple web sites.
Here is a example of the above feature.
I opened Google.com and searched for the word Google with quick search, as soon as I typed the word I got the matched search term highlighted
In the same session I opened another tab and did a Yahoo search for the word Google and just hit Ctrl+G, it automatically highlighted the word Google.
It went to the next record whenever I pressed the combination keys Ctrl + G. Though this was an example it saved a heck of a time for me when I was searching for something across multiple web pages that were open. All I had to do was press Ctrl + G and it used to take me to the search term provided it was present in the web page.
This trick does not work when you restart Firefox, once you have done that the last search term is cleared and pressing the combination Ctrl + G will open the default search box.
Have you come across such tips do let me know it definitely helps all of us to know such hidden tips and tricks.