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Find text on a web page in Internet Explorer

Search for text on web pages in Internet Explorer 8 Nearly all the content on web page is pure text - it may be formatted in different ways, but the web is mostly text; like most people, you have often found yourself landing on a website trying to search for a specific piece of information, namely (in most cases) some keywords you typed into a search engine that led you to that particular web page. Depending on the length of that page, the easiest way to find directly the information you came for in the first place would be to search the web page for a particular piece of text to find. Fortunately, Internet Explorer includes this functionality out-of-the-box, without the need to install any extension of add-on; in fact, the latest versions of Internet Explorer have improved this functionality quite a bit, as you'll learn in this tutorial.

Search for text on a website in Internet Explorer

The following technique allows you to find text on a page, whether you are using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 6. The only difference is that the process is more streamlined in the latest versions of Internet Explorer - whereas Internet Explorer 6 will open a plain search text box, Internet Explorer 8 will use an "incremental search" approach, where text found is highlighted as you type it in the search box, and will even give you a real time count of the matches it found on the web page.

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