Have you ever used a search engine like Google to look up something specific on the web, and then when you get to your desired page you had to read and read to find what you were looking for? There is a tool that can help you search a webpage very quickly and that is called Find. It looks a little different in each browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc), but it will function the same. Once you have a page from the internet on your screen you can use Find to highlight all the words that match what you are researching just by typing a word or phrase into the Find box. I don’t necessarily use this function all of the time, however if you find yourself reading, skimming, reading & skimming this tool will make your life easier! It is also been a helpful tool to share with my students.
Mac users: When using the internet Press command/F and your Find box will appear.
PC users: When using the internet press Ctrl/F and your Find box will appear.
Start typing a word in the box and you will see the highlighting begin on the page in front of you if there is a match.
Keep your eyes peeled, depending on the browser the Find box might be in the bottom left hand corner or at the top left/right underneath the tool bar. It will look something like the image below….and don’t worry if you forget the keyboard command you can always go the menu bar at the top of your browser and select Edit and usually you can locate the Find function there as well.