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I have run into a pretty annoying problem on Safari on Mac. If I search for part of a word that doesn't start at the beginning of the word, Safari can't find it.

For example, the COTS Demo Flight 2 page on wikipedia has >50 counts of the word "flight", expectedly. If you hit cmd-F and then type in "flight", it works as expected and gives you a bunch of results. But if you type in "light" instead, then Safari would give you only 1 match, matching the whole word "light" somewhere in the article.

I am wondering if it is just me and if there are ways to fix this (maybe extensions?). Thanks!

btw, I am running Safari 5.1.7 on Mac OS X 10.7.4.

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Click the magnifying glass symbol in the search input field and select Contains. By default, it's set to Starts With.

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Thanks! Never thought of clicking the magnifying glass... –  ceiling cat May 24 '12 at 18:55
    
Damn you Safari!! This is totally screwed up UX. –  kontinuity Dec 18 '12 at 6:42

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