Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Works-for-me Wednesday

I'm always doing internet searches, reading internet message boards, or looking for someone's name on a huge address spreadsheet on my computer. It's hard sometimes because when I click on a site there might be a huge article and I'm looking for one specific word, or a bunch of recipes when I'm looking for the one that says "banana" in it. In the case of the Well-Trained Mind boards, I might be trying to follow a certain thread or want info on a particular curriculum.

One of my favorite discoveries (which everyone else may already know about, but I'm slow) is the "CTRL F" key. In a page full of text, if you're looking for a certain word or piece of information, all you have to do it hold down the "control" (ctrl) key and the F key, and a little screen pops up asking you what word you want to find. You just type it in and it highlights it on the screen for you.

It works for me!

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Have a great Wednesday!


Kari said...

Thank you so much for this great tip! I did not know about it but I definitely will start using it!

Barbara Lee said...

Thanks for sharing this. I knew there was a way to do that, but didn't know how.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Anonymous said...

ooooooo - wow. I love learning quick computer tips. That's pretty neat. I just tried it (On your site!) and it works great! Thanks for sharing!

apronstrings said...

Woo Hoo! I knew this once upon a time, but had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder!

Brian said...

Firefox is even better because it has in-line searching, so it searches for the text as you type.

Brian said...

Also, Ctrl-G gets you to the next item in the search (if there's multiple occurrences).

Jane said...

I didn't know this!

Kathleen Marie said...

Thank you! This is a new one on me. Anyone know how to make cute faces, etc... using the control key. I lost the website that had all that wonderful info. THANK YOU! :)

marmeesez said...

what a really great tip! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it out.



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