Stop searching and start finding

To find what you’re looking for on the Internet, you need an extensive toolkit. Search is the first tool, but in this article I want to teach you how to Find.

Here’s the example: you’re viewing the GeeksOnTour page where we’ve listed all 138 episodes of our What Does This Button Do? show. You’re looking for the one that teaches how to set up Chromecast on your TV. Your eyes will get very tired, scanning the page for what you want.

To find occurrences of a word on an individual web page.

On a computer:

  • Press Ctrl-F on windows, Cmd-F on Mac
  • a field will appear at the top of your screen where you can type the word you’re looking for: chromecast
  • As you type, you should see matching characters highlighted on the page, and you should be viewing the first instance. If there are more than one instances on the page, you can click the next  or previous buttons which will look like up/down arrows, or maybe left/right:

On Android Chrome browser

  • View the page you want
  • Tap the 3-dot menu in upper right and choose “Find in Page”
  • A field will open up where you can type the word you want to find
  • As you type it finds the matching text on the page

On iOS Safari browser

  • View the page you want
  • Type the word you want to find into the address bar at the top
  • Scroll down the page and tap where it says “On This Page”

On iOS Chrome browser

  • Same as Android

2 replies on “Stop searching and start finding”

  1. I need to know how to “Add” a folder in Picasa. I currently have nearly 100 folders but need about 2 more and I forgot how to add these (to be called “Year 2017” and “Year 2018).


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