How to search for a word on a web page

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Are you looking for a specific word on a web page? If so, make your task easier by using your browser’s search function to locate specific terms on the current web page. Another way to do this is to use Google Search with a custom parameter. We will show you both ways.

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Find a word on a web page in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge

To find a specific string of text or numbers on a web page, use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge’s “find on page” feature to quickly locate all occurrences of your word. You can do this on your browser’s desktop as well as the mobile versions.

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If you’re using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge on a desktop, use a keyboard shortcut to quickly locate your word on your current page.

First, in your web browser, go to the web page where you want to find a word. When the page loads, press Ctrl + F (Windows) or Command + F (Mac) to invoke the find function.

Alternatively, start the search function in your web browser as follows:

  • Chrome: Select the three-dot menu in the upper right corner and choose “Search”.
  • firefox: Click the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner and choose “Find on Page”.
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  • Edge: Select the three dots in the upper right corner and click “Find on page”.

Once you have accessed the feature in any way, you will see a text box on your screen. In this box, type the word you want to find on your current web page.

Write the word to find.

As you begin typing the word in the box, your browser begins to locate all occurrences of that word on the current page. These occurrences are highlighted so you can easily find them.

Words highlighted on a web page.

To move to the next occurrence of your word, use the up and down arrow icons next to the text box. And that is.

on mobile

To search for a specific word on a web page on your phone, first make sure the web page you want to search for is open in Chrome, Firefox, or Edge on your phone.

In your web browser, tap on the three dots to open the browser menu. Then select “Find on page”.

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A text box will open. Here, type the term you want to find on your current page.

Enter the word to search for.

Your mobile browser will highlight all occurrences of your entered word.

Words highlighted on a web page.

And you are ready.

Locate a word on a web page in Safari

The Mac and iPhone versions of Safari offer the ability to search for a specific word on a web page. Here’s how to use that feature on your Apple devices.

on Mac

If you’re on a Mac, first, launch Safari and go to your web page.

When your webpage loads, invoke the search function by pressing Command + F. Alternatively, from Safari’s menu bar, choose Edit > Search > Find.

In the text box that opens at the top of the Safari screen, type the word to search for. Safari will highlight that word on your current web page.

Search for a word on a web page in Safari for Mac.

on iPhone

On your iPhone, launch Safari and access your web page. Then, in Safari’s bottom bar, tap the share icon (an arrow pointing up from a box).

In the menu that opens, select “Find on page”.

Advice: If you can’t find the “Find on Page” option, swipe left on the bar above the “Cancel” button.

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In the search box, enter the word you want to search for, and Safari will highlight it on your current web page.

A highlighted word on a web page.

Are you ready.

Use Google Search to locate a specific word on a web page

If you can’t (or don’t want to) open a web page to find a word on it, use Google Search to locate a specific word on any web page and view the result directly on the Google search results page.

To do that, first, open your web browser and launch Google.

In the Google search bar, use the following search term to search for a word on a web page. In this query, you will replace word with the word you want to locate and URL with the full URL of the web page you want to search.

word site:URL

For example, to search for the word shortcut on the following website:

https://www.howtogeek.com/810270/the-fastest-ways-to-search-the-web-in-chrome/

Type the following query into the Google search bar and hit Enter:

shortcut site:https://www.howtogeek.com/810270/the-fastest-ways-to-search-the-web-in-chrome/

Enter the word query into Google Search.

When the search results appear, you will find a short snippet of the specified web page that highlights the search word. You can visit the actual full web page by clicking on this search result, but note that the searched word will not be highlighted on that page.

Results page in Google Search.

And that’s how you find out if a specific word or number exists on a web page using both your web browsers and Google Search. Very useful!


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