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Google Chrome like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

How to make Firefox's awesomebar (addressbar) to work like in Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history. This addon ( ...
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How do you search for a phrase on a page in Chrome? (Not a string match)

I'm using Chrome on a Mac, and want to be able to easily search for a phrase on a page, not an exact string match. For instance, on this page: ...
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Is there a way to search ajax code for multiple words in Chromium?

There are various extensions in the Chrome Web Store that highlight multiple search strings in webpages e. g. Find Many Strings, MultiHighlighter or efTwo. None of them seem to support searching in ...
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0answers
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Quickly move browser viewed PDF to local PDF reader

I have a problem where I wish to open PDF's in Adobe Reader so that I can search through them. When I open them in my web browser (I am using Chrome) under some sites I can't search through them, ...
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Chrome “forgets” search engine integration

When enabling the Instant Extended API, Chrome provides a rather nice integration of its search engine into the browser. Supposedly, this means that the Google Search website no longer displays the ...
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0answers
106 views

Use of asterisk symbol in url/browser

Does anyone know what is the point of using an asterisk symbol (*) in url or browsers url line? Why would anyone search *.gmail.com or something similar ? Thank you
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1answer
220 views

Search text of webpages using browser history in chrome?

I've seen this question already: Full text Search of browser history, through the browser Chrome does this if you go to the History view and enter a query in the search box there. And I remember it ...
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0answers
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How to block web browser bookmarks in KDE kickoff launcher search results

I'm using KDE, and whenever I typed into the kickoff menu searchbox, I start seeing my bookmarks. How do I disable that?
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How do I edit the name of a custom search engine in Firefox?

I've added a custom search engine in Firefox, but then realized that its name/title was too long. How do I edit a custom search engine's name in Firefox? I tried going to 'Manage Search ...
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1answer
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Is there a way when searching for things to make the highlight more obvious?

I'm using FireFox and sometimes the page is so cluttered when I press ctrl+f it says it found a match but I can't see where on the page it is. Is there a plugin or program I can use to make it more ...
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1answer
359 views

Search Google Chrome web history for a PDF file

Is there any way to search in your Google Chrome history for a pdf file? I know you can accomplish this in the regular Google search box with filetype:pdf. But this does not work in the history search ...
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3answers
1k views

Browser wildcard or regexp search over page

Very often I have to read and search through web documentation. Huge documents with several megabytes of almost plain text on a single page. What I really need is a wildcard or regexp search over ...
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1answer
606 views

Prevent Browser Search Hijack

What is the best way to prevent my browser's default search being hijacked? Also, what is the quickest/easiest way to clean up this sort of hijack? I just had to clean off all the browsers on my ...
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1answer
313 views

Full-Text Search Through My Bookmarks?

I would like to be able to search through pages which I have bookmarked. Like a Google search but limited to my bookmarks. Firefox allows you to search through your bookmarks but only the URL, Title ...
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1answer
758 views

Search using regular expression in a browser?

is there a way to search within a browser (with any of them) using regular expression? Let's say I want to search for either "python" or "php" I don't want to have to do this twice. Ideally, this ...
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7answers
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How to remove the dlinksearch browser search hijack

For the last few weeks all the machines on my home network are having the same problem whilst browsing the internet. When the user enters an invalid URL in the browser address bar, instead of the ...
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4answers
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Browsing iTunes University

I recently discovered iTunes U and have been downloading a number of lectures, but I'd like to find more stuff in areas I'm interested in and iTunes U seems to want none of it. When I select a ...
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7answers
1k views

Keyboard shortcut to select any word and search the default search engine using the selected word(s) as the keyword

I want to search google or whatever the default search engine is set in the browser, by selecting a few words in the web page. Can I do this with a simple shortcut, instead of copy pasting the word in ...
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5answers
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Is there a browser which saves history as a graph [closed]

When looking at a browsing session, one can describe this session as a graph. For example if you: went to google, searched for "cats", then went to the wikipedia article about cats, clicked back to ...
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2answers
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Full text Search of browser history, through the browser

Is there a browser that supports searching through the full text of the history pages' content ? Chrome and Firefox supports only searching the titles and URLs (with their omnibars). I'm aware that ...
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2answers
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Start default browser with its default search engine from Windows command line

Is it possible from the Windows command line to both: Start the default web browser and have it query the default search engine within that browser The command would work correctly in this type of ...