__/ [Lee Sau Dan] on Tuesday 22 November 2005 16:34 \__
>>>>>> "Roy" == Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Roy> It sounds like the 'find as you type' paradigm, which is very
> Roy> valuable in Firefox.
> Yeah. Emac's Ctrl-S (incremental search) feature. Also available in
> bash as Ctrl-R. I've been a addict of it for over a decade. In
> absence of it, the search (key: "/") of more/less are acceptable
> substitutes. If even that is missing, then grep would be acceptable.
> Lacking all of these, life would be tough!
> I was so glad when Firefox eventually got it. No more searching with
> the naked eye for keywords on a lengthy web page.
Mozilla has been able to do that for quite some time.
> Let the computer
> find that paragraph/hyperlink for me. (Can it do regular expressions,
> too? I wish it could!)
OpenOffice 2 can perform search&replace with regex and even font styles. It
goes to the extreme, but only if you are willing to wait for it to load up.
Speaking of 'find as you type', the nice thing about Firefox is that it puts
hyperlinks that are found in focus. In my portal, for example, I can get to
each link by matching a short string to it, then hitting ENTER. Try it if
you haven't (F3 to skip if there are 'collisions').
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