Beef up the Find command in Firefox

Create a Greasemonkey script to highlight search entries relative to nearby content

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Nathan Harrington

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: August 12, 2008

The Find command in Firefox locates the user-specified text in the body of a Web page. The command is an easy-to-use tool that works well enough for most users most of the time. Sometimes, however, a more powerful Find-like tool would make locating text easier. This article shows how to build a tool that isolates relevant text in Web pages faster by detecting the presence and absence of nearby words.

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