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Safari's 'find on page' defaults to Google search terms Web Browsers
This "hint" (more like serendipitous observation) assumes that you activate Safari's Google search bar (View -> Google Search).
  1. Do any search via Safari's Google search bar
  2. Select Edit -> Find (or hit Command-F)
You'll notice that the find dialog remembers your last Google search condition. Otherwise, the find dialog remembers your last Edit -> Find input. I doubt any of this is useful, but I thought I'd share.

[robg adds: This is a nice UI touch that saves a bit of time here and there, just like the drop-down menu of previous Google searches under the magnifying glass...]
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Safari's 'find on page' defaults to Google search terms
Authored by: seven5 on Feb 20, '03 11:06:05AM

aww man. You beat me to it. I must have had this hint in the queue at the same time as you, heheh. I posted it a couple of days ago.



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Safari's 'find on page' defaults to Google search terms
Authored by: dzurn on Feb 20, '03 05:03:01PM

I saw this before also, and I consider it a PITA instead of a nice UI touch.

I usually Google for multiple single words for a hit, not search for entire phrases that I expect to actually see on the page.

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Also other Cocoa apps
Authored by: echo on Feb 21, '03 07:34:04PM

These search terms seem to show up as remembered for other Cocoa apps, probably those that use the same type of search programing. I tested this with TextEdit and Mail.app.



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Find Next, or Close the box
Authored by: ryanmathus on Jul 10, '04 02:20:14AM

ANother cool thing I noticed in Safari is that if you click Command(Apple)-F and hit enter or return, the dialog box will disappear. Conversely, if you use the mouse to click "Next" in the dialog box, it will stay open and find the next occurrence of the word you are searching.

It's a simple hint, but not blatantly obvious to many users :-)



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