Text search using CTRL-F is currently not possible


#1

I’m using Chrome and when I press CTRL-F to search within a forum thread, it brings up the search bar - which is good but I also want to be able to search the text like a regular search function.
I wonder what the best solution is. I don’t have any ideas yet.


#2

Hit Ctrl-F again (without closing the forum search bar) and your Chrome search will come up.


#3

Also, native search is prioritized by the page you are on, so discourse search will look at the thread first, then forum as a whole. Same goes with somebody’s profile page.


#4

Ok yea I see it now. Thanks


#5

Also, Discourse won’t load all the posts on a single thread if there are too many, so using the browser search would be incomplete.


#6

We’re making some ongoing improvements in this area.

Note that clicking the result will highlight the matching text in the page, if you are searching the current topic.


#7

Just to point out previous implementations, the Gmail search feature is just forward slash when not in a text editing window. This preserves the browser find feature. I see this works here as well.


#8

Yes, press ? to see a list of keyboard shortcuts.