Firefox has a feature that allows you to immediately start searching a web page the moment you type. Other browsers don’t support this by default, but with Chrome you can enable it with this groovy extension. It’s called Type-ahead-find, and over 17,000 people use it.
- Start writing (or press /) to start text search.
- Press ‘ to search only links.
- Change option “direct search state” to set the default search policy (text, links or disabled).
- Use (Shift+)F3 or (Shift+)Control+G or Alt+N/P to switch between matches.
- Use F4 to toggle matching mode (text/links) once the search is active. * Blacklist sites that set up their own shortcuts.
- The search shows first matches in current viewport.
- It cannot search inside iframes.
- It does not search text in adjacent HTML nodes (i.e. “hello” won’t be found in HTML: <b>He</b>llo)
- It does not work at the webstore page. In fact, no extension works there (Chromium’s design decision)
Download type-ahead-find from the Chrome Web Store
With the extension installed, all you have to do to search is start typing. To switch between words, use one of the hotkeys mentioned above.