How to search for a word on a site

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How to search for a word in a site from a PC

Let's start by seeing how to search for a word in a site from a PC using different browsers. Browse the Internet with Google Chrome? Prefer to use Microsoft Edge o Mozilla Firefox? You are a Mac user and you use Safari? No problem: I told you that search for a word it's simple, and it really is no matter what type of software you use. Let's get to the point.



Google Chrome

Let's say you are using Google Chrome. Well, all you have to do is go to the web page in question and click on three vertical dots that you find at the top right; you will see a menu in which you will have to select the item Find…. By clicking on it, you can then enter the word you want to find in the text in a search bar.

Some useful hints: the search ignores the difference between upper and lower case, so if you want to search and you can also write CHE o That. Also always check that there isn't one space before or after the word, because the system will also search for the space and exclude all mismatched combinations (if you search and and write "that" you will find only one or more "that" followed by a space).

Remember that you can move from one match to another using the arrows that you find on the right. By clicking on the Xinstead, you will close the search bar.



If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, you can bring up the search bar by pressing Ctr+F (cmd + f on Mac) and switch between matches by pressing Submit.

Microsoft Edge

If you don't know how to search for a word on a site and you are using Microsoft Edge, don't worry because the process is pretty much the same: click on the three horizontal dots you see at the top right, select the item Find on page from the menu that opens and type the word you are looking for in the search bar that you see later.

No, you don't have to do anything else, and even in this case you can move around the web page to search for the word: just click on the arrows. Always clicking on the symbol of X you will close the bar.

Again, if you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts you can bring up the search bar by pressing Ctr+F (cmd + f on Mac) and switch between matches with the key Submit.

Mozilla Firefox

If you browse with Firefox, the procedure does not change much: click on three vertical dashes found at the top right, select the item Find on this page ... from the menu that opens and a search bar will appear at the top right, where you can enter the text to search for.


To move between matches, you need to click on the buttons on the screen with the arrows or press the key Submit on the keyboard. To end the search phase, click on the symbol instead X that you find at the bottom right.

Next to the bar in which to enter the text you will find the items Highlight, Upper / lower case, Diacritical marks e Whole words. By selecting the first item, you will simply tell the system to highlight the matches found; selecting the second, you will activate the distinction between uppercase and lowercase; by choosing the third you will activate, instead, the distinction between accented and non-accepting letters (for example “ché” and “che”); selecting the last one, only the whole words matching your search.


The keyboard shortcuts are the same as for the other navigators: Ctr+F (cmd + f on Mac) to call up the search bar e Submit to switch between matches.

Safari

For Safari, available for macOS only, click the entry Modification in the menu bar, at the top, and select the items Close> Close ... give the menu check if you press.

A search bar will appear at the top right, in which you will have to enter the word you need to read the various matches on the web page. Also in this case you can move between one word and another by clicking on the arrows that you find on the right.


By pressing on the drop-down menu It contains, you can specify whether to search for the words typed when the text is contains o begins with they. Pressing on the button endinstead, you can make the search bar disappear.

If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts, you can bring up the search bar by pressing cmd + f and switch between matches by pressing sending.

How to search for a word on a site with Android

If you don't know how to search for a word in a site with android, don't be scared: the function is easily accessible in various browsers. That's how.

Google Chrome

If you want to search for a word with Chrome, first of all go to the page where you intend to search. Then you have to do more or less what I explained to you when talking about the procedure for PC: press, therefore, on theicon with the three vertical dots, select the voice Find on page from the menu that opens and enter the word in the search bar you see above.


Also in this case, you can move between one correspondence and another by tapping on the arrows that you find on the right. The search bar closes by tapping on the symbol of X.

Mozilla Firefox

For Firefox, nothing different: tap onicon with three vertical dots found at the bottom right, select the item Find on page from the menu that opens and enter the word to find in the search bar which appears below.

You can move between one correspondence and another always using the arrows, while you can close the bar by always tapping on the symbol of X.

Other browsers

You will certainly have noticed that it is not difficult to fully understand how to search for a word in a site on a smartphone, since the procedure is almost the same regardless of the medium you use and the browser with which you usually browse: that's why you just need to memorize the few passages I told you about to be able to search for a word on any occasion, even if for any reason you decide to change the browser.

In the case of a browser Samsung, for example, at the bottom right you will find gods dashes instead of the dots, again arranged in vertical. The procedure does not differ from what I have already told you. In fact, a screen will open, in which you will see the entry Find on page: select it and enter the word you are interested in in the search box that will appear at the top.

How to search for a word on a site with iPhone

Do not know how to search for a word on a site with iPhone and do you think the process is different? You would like to find out how to search for a word in a site on iPad and you do not know if you have to do what I have told you so far or proceed in a different way? Do not worry! The mobile devices of Apple they don't complicate things and finding words on web pages is child's play again. I'll tell you how to do it right away.

Safari

Stai using Safari, go to the web page you are interested in, tap on sharing button that you find at the bottom (the square with the arrow inside) and select the item Find on page in the menu that opens; you will see a search bar appear at the bottom, and in the latter you will have to type the word you want to search for matches. You can then move between matches using the directional arrows on the left.

Alternatively you can type the word to search for in the address bar, at the top, and press on the item Find that appears below the section In this page which will show you all the matches of the word in the web page you are consulting.

Google Chrome

Nothing difficult even if you are looking for a word with Chrome: always go to the page where you want to search for the word, tap on three horizontal dots that you find at the bottom right and a menu will appear in which you will have to select the item Find on the page ....

At this point, you just have to enter the word you are looking for in the pop-up bar and, if necessary, move between the various occurrences with the arrows.

Mozilla Firefox

No, look up a word with Firefox does not provide for anything different: go to the page where you want to search for the word you are interested in, tap on three horizontal dots present at the top right and select the item Find on page give the menu check if you press.

At this point, enter the text you want to search for in the field appeared on the screen and use the arrows to move. The symbol of X allows you to close the search bar.

How to search for a word on a site with Google

How do you say? You have memorized the procedure but you don't know yet how to search for a word on a site with google? I get it: you want to do a search using Google to see how many matches there are on a particular site for the word you are interested in.

In this case, you just need to use the"site" operator, followed by the site address. The term to search is then put between quotation marks, before or after the "site" operator and the site address, to get with a exact match.

Let's take a practical example: if you want to find exact matches of the term "Computer" su configurehow.com, you need to type in Google “computer” website:configurehow.com and press Submit.

You can also do a search without quotes (eg. computer site:configurehow.com); the results, however, may be different, as the search engine will also return words similar to computer (and, in the case of multiple terms, also pages in which the terms are not consecutive and placed in the exact order in which they were placed in the search). Simple, isn't it?

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