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flo's avatar

What is the alternative to Ctrl F if it's not working on an article? See detail.

Asked by flo (12304points) 1 month ago

it’s not working in the follwing article:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130522095335.htm

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rebbel's avatar

On mobile (Android), in Chrome, you can click on the three dots, top right hand corner and choose “find in page”.
Worked with the provided link too.

flo's avatar

I see it with Chrome.
It’s not there when using Firefox, where the options are way fewer.
Thanks.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Why do you say it’s not “working?” What happens?

johnpowell's avatar

The only way to hijack key presses that I can think of are javascript. Discourse based forums are the worst about this. Like this. Hit ctrl F and see what happens.

I started using the Disable JavaScript addon because I was so sick of this shit. With that addon there is a toggle so you can flip javascript on and off per site. It remembers your choices. It does wonders for news sites. No ads, loads a ton faster.. Javascript is eval.

That was just how I got started. Now I use NoScript that just does a blanket ban of all javascript and you have to enable certain scripts per site. With the first thing I linked to it is javascript on or off. With noscript you can allow certain things per site. This breaks nearly everything. But after about a month of training I barely have to touch it and I love it.

Look at all this worthless shit Noscript blocked on CNN.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Mine works; however, random computer stopped working after the last update. So this is the Firefox workaround to fix it specifically for those that suddenly stopped working.

You can also go to the Menu line at the top of the page & then click on “Edit” & then “Find in this page” until you gt to doing the workaround.

flo's avatar

@johnpowell Re. “Hit ctrl F and see what happens.” Nothing happens so you’re right. I’ll have to come back re. the rest. Thanks.
@LadyMarissa It’s only in one particular article that that feature didn’t work. I usually never need to go to the 3 dots feature ever because the box to enter the text or word is at the left bottom of the screen. It’s just that article the caused me to post the OP.
So, the answer is according to the link you posted:

“This issue can be caused by an extension that isn’t working properly.
“Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).”

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