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Windows 7: where is the F3 command that allows you to search for specific words

17 Aug 2011   #1

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where is the F3 command that allows you to search for specific words

on a page? in windows xp, you could hit F3 & it would bring up a box where you type in the word your searching for on a particular page & it would highlight it. when i hit f3 on windows 7 nothing happens. where is this command?

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17 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

works for me in Win 7 with Firefox and IE.
Are your F keys working? some keyboards have dual purpose F keys and for some funky reason they don't default to the standard F keys.
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17 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Should be able to hit F3 and your good to go. Mine works perfectly.
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17 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Failing that, there is always the good old CTRL-F. Although F3 does work for me as well on Firefox.
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17 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

In my Firefox (Pale Moon actually) it works exactly in the same way as hitting Ctrl-F.
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 where is the F3 command that allows you to search for specific words

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