Within Firefox (17.0), if I use CTRL+F to search for the word "time", I only want the search to find "time", not other words that contain "time". For example "datetime". If I add a single or double quote to the word, it won't provide any results. Is there a way to get around this, i.e., to search only for the exact text in the Find field?

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    Note: using these suggested "add a space" methods have a flaw -- like searching for " time ", it won't find "time. " or "time, " or "time" at the beginning of a line, etc... Aug 5, 2014 at 17:18

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Maybe you should search with a space before the word and search " time", instead of "time"...


You should add space before and after the word 'time' like this: "time" (without the quote)
Now you'll be able to find exactly the word "time". Space after the word is important so it won't highlight the word something like "timetable"(if it exists).

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