The Key To Using Safari on Your iPad.

Part 4.

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Find on Page is the feature that web users have been waiting for! Read on and I will tell you why Find on Page is so good!


iPad tips and tricks. This is the last article in the "Key To Using Safari on your iPad" series of articles. This article covers what I think is one of the best features of Safari on the iPad. It is called Find on Page, the ability to search within a search. Until you've used it, you don't know what you've missing out on!

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever performed a search on a search engine, whether it be Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other and got very happy when you found the term that you were looking for, BUT, when you click on the link and open up the web page, you find pages and pages of words and you have no idea where to find the keyword that you searched for on the actual page?! I have wasted a lot of my very limited free time scrolling through pages and pages of information and in many cases, never finding what I was looking for. This is typical of high content sites like Wikipedia and of course there are many others. The good news is that there is a way around this problem. Safari on iPad solves this problem using the feature Find on Page.

Here is how we use Find on Page. Firstly, open the Safari app and visit a web page. Ideally pick one with a lot of content. Wikipedia is good for this. Once the page has loaded, tap the Safari search box in the top right hand corner of your iPad. You will now see that the keyboard appears as of course, it should. Safari thinks that you are about to perform another search. At the top of your keyboard, slightly right of centre, you will see something that wasn't there a moment ago or indeed the last time you used the keyboard, it is the Find on Page search box. Enter a keyword here and it will go through the currently displayed web page and find all entries that match that keyword. Safari will highlight these words to make it easy for you to find them. You can now find exactly what you were searching for!

I know that when I first used Find on Page in Safari that I thought it was really cool. I can finally find the terms that I look for. I'm sure that you will get a lot out of it too.


Enjoy your iPad.

Piers WalkerPiers Walker


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