How to find keywords/text within a webpage with the Find option

There are times when we are busy searching for something very useful on the internet and if we are looking for something rare, you might have to spend hours before we can find the thing that we are looking for. Additionally, if you are on a website, which is offering some article, and you need to find some keyword within the article, the only option you have in hand, is to read the whole article to find out the keyword that you are looking for. But, time might not permit you to do all that and that is when we all circumnavigate over the article, and we might not find the keyword or something important that we are looking for. After that, we are stuck in a searching loop, as we don’t have the patience to read the whole article on several websites and we might end up not finding what we were looking for. 

That’s when a very useful feature comes in handy and this is available on several popular web browser word processing programs and every other program that deals with texts and articles. Even if you are using an Android device, and the browser of your choice is Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can also use the find option to search for something that you have been looking for in the simplest way. That way you will not have to read the whole article and after you find the keyboard that you are looking for. You can read a small part of the article and get your job done. So, today I will talk about how you can use the find option on different popular web browsers.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started with how you can use the find option available on the most popular web browsers, especially on Chrome and Firefox.

On Google Chrome for PC

Step 1: If you are using Google Chrome for PC, you can avail the search functionality using the ‘Ctrl + F’ hotkey. Otherwise, you can also click on the triple-dot icon on the top right corner of the Chrome interface, and click on ‘Find…’.

Chrome Settings

Chrome Settings

Step 2: Now, you will have to type in the keyword that you are looking for, within the webpage. All the occurrences will be immediately highlighted. You can click on the up and down arrow in the find area to select the occurrences one by one.

Use the Find feature on web browsers

Use the Find feature on web browsers


On Google Chrome for Android

Step 1: On Chrome for Android, load the webpage, where you want to find the keyword. Now, tap on the triple-dot icon on the top right corner of the Chrome interface, and tap on ‘Find in page’.

Find in page

Find on page

Step 2: Now, type in the keyword that you are looking for. If the keyword exists in the webpage, the occurrences will be highlighted, and you can use the up and down arrow, in the same way, to cycle between the occurrences, and select them one by one.

type in the keyword

type in the keyword

On Mozilla Firefox for PC

Step 1: If you are using Mozilla Firefox on your PC, open the preferred webpage on the browser, and use the ‘Ctrl + F’ shortcut key to open the ‘Find’ option. Alternatively, you can also click on the hamburger icon, and click on ‘Find in This Page…’ to open the ‘Find’ option.

Find in This Page…

Find in This Page… 

Step 2: Now, type in the text or the keyword that you are looking for, on the page, and all the occurrences will be highlighted, just like it was, in Google Chrome. You can use the up and down arrow to cycle between all the occurrences and select them one by one.

 text or the keyword

text or the keyword

There are additional options with the ‘Find’ option on Mozilla Firefox for PC. You can configure the ‘Find’ option to highlight only those occurrences that match the capitalization. For example, if you are finding ‘How2shout’, and ‘Match Case’ is turned on, all the occurrences exactly matching the keyword, will be highlighted. It means, ‘how2shout’ will not be highlighted, for the difference in capitalization.

Additionally, you can also configure the ‘Find’ function to match diacritics or find only whole words. With the ‘Match Diacritics’ enabled, Firefox will only search for the words that exactly match the entered keyword. For example, by default, ‘Café’ will be highlighted if you search for ‘Cafe’, and vice versa. But that will not happen, if ‘Match Diacritics’ is enabled.


If ‘Whole Words’ is enabled, the keywords that are not whole words will not be highlighted. For example, if you search for ‘How’, only ‘How’ in the page will be highlighted. However, ‘How2shout’, which also comprises ‘How’, will not be highlighted, as ‘How’ is a part of the whole world in that occurrence.

Match Diacritics

Match Diacritics

On Mozilla Firefox for Android

Step 1: If you are using Mozilla Firefox on your Android, open the webpage, and tap on the triple-dot icon. Now tap on ‘Find in Page’.

Find text on Android Mozilla

Find text on Android Mozilla

Step 2: Search for the keyword that you are looking for, and all the occurrences will be highlighted instantly. Just like the previous few cases, you can use the up and down arrow to cycles between each of them, and select them one by one.

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However, the additional options that are available on Mozilla Firefox for PC, are not available on Mozilla Firefox for Android. You can just search for the keywords, and that’s it.

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the two most popular browser ecosystems available for Android and PC, and even if you are using some other browser, that might be based on Chromium and the process of finding the keywords in a webpage is quite similar, in those web browsers, as well.


So, that was all about, how you can use the ‘Find’ option on the popular web browsers available for Android, and PC. Do you have any questions about the feature? Feel free to comment on the same below.

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