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iOS Tip: How to Search for Text in Safari

Ever have the need to find a certain keyword on a website? A very useful but little-known tool the Safari browser has is the ability to search for text. This can be helpful when rereading an article and trying to find a particular section. On computers and laptops searching for text is easily activated by pressing control+F or command+F. The reason why this feature is often overlooked in Safari for iOS is because it is hidden in plain sight…

To search for text on a webpage just type in the search field located on the top right of Safari.

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Yes, the same search field used to search the web. This is why this feature is hidden in plain site. Most people only see the search field as a means to search the web. If you are looking for certain text on the site you are on just type in the search field. All these “search suggestions” start appearing as you type. These suggestions further hides the fact that you can search text but if you notice under all the “search suggestions” and right above your keyboard it says, “On This Page (# matches).” In the example below there are 5 matches.

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The “On This Page…” bar is often overlooked but it is telling you how often your text appears on the current site you are on. Now just press and hold in the “search suggestions” area and drag up. This will drop the keyboard and reveal the option to find your keyword.

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Press “Find ‘keyword’” and you will see all of them highlighted on the site. Just press the arrow keys until you find the section of the site you are looking for!

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And that’s pretty much the gist of it. Hope this was helpful!

@DarrylMendo

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Statement of Purpose

I have been a math teacher for eight years now in the state of New Jersey. I have recently been provided an original iPad by my school district, along with the other teachers in my department, to investigate ways to incorporate iPads for student use in the classroom for more efficient and productive methods of learning. Using this new tool has been very exciting, however, I can see it as a jungle as well because of the seemingly limitless choices of apps, ebooks, digital textbooks, etc. and that’s not including the educational value that can be found through the internet and youtube app. I have created this blog as a means to organize my findings for personal use while also hoping fellow teachers may also find these productive methods of iPad use in the classroom helpful as well. Feel free to look around and leave a comment or two if you have any additional thoughts; thanks for stopping by!

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-Mr. Mendo

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