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How to open browser's Find window using HTML code



11:31 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi Friends

In my HTML page i want a link for search, which will open the browser Find window.

Is there any HTML code for that?

I am using "onClick='window.external.AddFavorite(location.href, document.title);' to open Add to Favorite window. Is there any similiar method for opening Find window too.

I don't want to put the message "Press Ctrl + F to search " in my web page :)

Thanks in Advance




8:56 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi, and Welcome to Webmaster World!

I highly doubt that this can be done in a way that will work cross-browser. That said, I did find the following page:


About halfway down you'll see the find() function. I wouldn't have a clue how to use it though - maybe one of the other brains around here can give some advice on that! ;)

Incidentally, you are aware that this will only search the current page, right? If you want a true "site search," you need to find an actual script to use. If that's what you're after, I can recommend Perlfect search as being easy to set up and use.


3:53 am on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the information.

But window.find() method is not working with IE.

What if I put google search button in my webpage to allow the user to search for the content in my own website?

Can anyone suggest me on that?

thanks & regards



4:02 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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for educational institutions and non-profit organizations. don't know what you are but maybe that will be of some help.


7:38 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This code will create a search form for www.example.com:

<form method="get" action="http://www.google.com/search">
<input type="hidden" name="domains" value="www.example.com" />
<input type="text" size="25" name="q" maxlength="255" value="" />
<input type="submit" value="Search" name="btnG" />
<input type="hidden" name="sitesearch" value="www.example.com"/>


4:14 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I highly doubt it's possible. Besides, I have my Firefox set up so that I just type a word directly, and it's highlighted on the page, without me ever seeing a Find box. All browsers work differently, and not all browsers use Ctrl+F to launch the find... Indeed, there may be browsers that don't have find at all.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure that AddFavorite isn't real code either...