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On my 2007 iMac with the new thin keyboard, the F17, F18 and F19 function keys all open the Find Bar in Safari 3. Using these function keys is an alternative to using Command-F. Safari's new Find behavior is quite nice, if you haven't played with it much. You can use the Enter and Shift-Enter keys to move forward and backwards between the found items; press Escape or Command-perido to exit when done. (In previous versions of Safari, I used SafariStand to automatically open the Find box when ever I start typing but that function doesn't work yet with Safari 3.)
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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: osxfan57 on Jan 08, '08 10:14:55AM

Strange. Pressing these keys in Safari does nothing here. Even pressing the fn key and the keys described does nothing. What am I missing?

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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: osxfan57 on Jan 08, '08 10:17:27AM

Forgot to add, I'm also on a 2007 iMac, notwithstanding my sig line was outdated when I submitted my first reply.

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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: EliasKrause on Jan 08, '08 10:52:43AM

Can't get it to work either.



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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: 44sunsets on Jan 08, '08 05:22:45PM

I can't get it to work either.

Using the new slim Apple aluminium keyboard on a MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, on Safari 3.0.4 under Mac OS X 10.5.1 with SafariBlock 1.3 installed.



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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: stonefingers on Jan 08, '08 10:53:59AM

Same here as reported by osxfan57 - those keys are dead to me. New keyboard, older (White) Intel iMac? I dunno, but it would be nice if it worked for me as well!

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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: seika7 on Jan 08, '08 02:15:36PM

I'm using SafariStand 3.0L151 with Safari 3.0.4 and Leopard 10.5.1 and SafariStand's automatic type-to-search function works fine for me. In SafariStand Settings, go to Key Action and make sure "Automates the Find Function" is checked. Then you don't have to hit Cmd-F to start searching the page.



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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: dandj on Jan 08, '08 02:23:26PM

Am I alone in the universe with these functions working?

I haven't knowingly added these shortcuts to the Keyboard PrefPane and if they are not Safari functions, I am using a number of Safari add-ons, any of which *could* be adding the features I reported:

Inquisitor 3.0 (v49)
AcidSearch 0.7b4
PithHelmet 2..8 (v79)
SafariStand 3.0L15

I can't find any reference to shortcuts to the Find Bar in their documentation, although AcidSearch is a possible candidate. It has a number of experimental features in this version (and strangely, v7b4 no longer appears on the Pozytron.com web site, only via MacUpdate etc).

BTW, Return and Shift-Return also cycle through find items, and the AcidSearch Find-As-You-Type function now works, but only when disabled in its preferences (?). Maybe a conflict with something else?



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Use new keyboard's function keys to open Safari's Find
Authored by: seika7 on Jan 08, '08 03:18:06PM

Sounds like Acid Search is conflicting with SafariStand on that feature--SafariStand takes over when you disable Acid Search. It would probably work the other way around as well.



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