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I used to know how to do this, but I forgot :)

Let's say I am searching for a word - I'll use "pickle". I do a Google (or Yahoo or whatever) search for "pickle" and start checking out the results.

Some of the results are pages which are very text-heavy. How do I spot my word "Pickle" in all of the text?

I know that there is a way to highlight the words you searched for, but for the life of me, I can't remember how to do it.

I usually use Firefox or Chrome. Occasionally IE. Answers in any or all browsers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Flexichick :)
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Hello flexichick,

Hmm.. you used to know how you say? Perhaps you are talking about the find shortcut?

CTRL + F

Works on all browsers.. even IE.. (BLEAUGH!) Lol..

Hope I could be of assistance, best regards.

-Jason
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Oops. Forgot to mention that I didn't mean CTRL+F (although thanks, OpenOutcome). I think there is a way to have the words highlighted....and if I was looking for "pickle juice", "pickle" would be in one color and "juice" would be in another.
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Hello again,

Alright.. do you have the Google toolbar installed? Maybe you mean the highlight feature of it? Go HERE for instructions..

Is that what you mean? :) I'll keep guessing.

-Jason
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that might be it. I think I uninstalled Google toolbar
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Hello,

You can check if it is uninstalled by opening Mozilla Firefox and choosing View > Toolbars

Google toolbar will be listed there if it is installed. Click it to place a check. If not, you can download it here.

Let me know :)

-Jason
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Oh, yes, that was it. Many thanks! I think the toolbar was conflicting with something and I removed it. Also, is it only for Firefox? I tried finding the settings in Chrome and IE (which I am occasionally forced to use for something), but can't find it. You'd think Chrome at least would have those features somewhere you can find them :-)
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Hello,

Well, for IE you can install the toolbar as well HERE.

As for chrome, well.. I don't know. You would think you could download Google toolbar for Google chrome, but I guess you cant? Hmm. Well, if you are using Google Chrome, when you use the CTRL + F, find shortcut, search terms are automatically highlighted.. see HERE. It is a bummer though, as the google toolbar has some other nice features...

Best regards,

-Jason
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thanks, Jason!
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No problem, glad I could help. :)
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