Solved Searching for item on a page

Compaq / Evo d500
March 23, 2017 at 23:56:45
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Celeron 1.30GHz
In the past, when on a webpage, I could search the page to find a particular item I was looking for. For instance, there is an auction house
in the area and when checking their website to see what they have for sale each week, I could click something, then type in what I was searching for, such as books, coins, etc., then click enter and that would take me to anyplace on the page with that item. For the past couple months I can no longer do that. To find something on a page I have to scroll down and read everything until I find what I want. This is not just a problem with the auction site, but with every website. This is very time consuming and annoying. Any idea what I may have done that made the search ability disappear? What can I do to get it back?

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March 24, 2017 at 01:23:32
If I understand you correctly and you’re using Internet Explorer, press F3 and type the word that you want to search for.

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March 24, 2017 at 05:34:35
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I wonder if you were previously using the Edit facility (Find on this page). If it is missing then right click a blank area towards the top of your browser and select "Menu bar". That is if you are using Internet Explorer but it's similar for other browsers.

If you are still in trouble let us know exactly how you are doing the search and what happens now.

By the way you would be safer to use something other than IE on XP, such as Firefox because IE hasn't been updated for years.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 24, 2017 at 06:08:32
Try Ctrl + F

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