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In the Opera browser when using the Find command to locate something on the current page, it begins its search at the top of the page.

Is there a way force the search to start from the current location of the webpage?

  • Try clicking the page's text where you want to start (imagine that the page is a giant editable text box, you can't see the flashing cursor, but it is there). Then try your search. Let me know if it works. I know it does on Chrome. – evan.bovie May 20 '12 at 23:08
  • This would be a nice, simple workaround if it worked. Unfortunately it doesn't. – user81430 May 21 '12 at 3:26
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Opera always starts at the top. However, pressing F3 will tell it to continue from the last-found location. Shift-F3 searches backwards from the last found.

You could post a request in Opera's wishlist.

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After posting on Opera's Wishlist forum I got a reply that has the answer.

If you establish your location by selecting something on the page, Opera begins its search from that point. Simply clicking somewhere on the page has no effect.

This behavior is not mentioned in Opera's help page for searching.

Opera needs to improve this. If a feature can only be discovered by posting questions on a forum, the interface has failed.

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  • Don't forget to mark your answer as solved @user81430. It helps the community. – evan.bovie May 21 '12 at 19:56
  • Done. With my current rep, I had to wait a day before I was allowed to accept my own answer. – user81430 May 23 '12 at 3:46

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