Quick Find - Next Gen Text Search


Motivation:

I’ve always wanted the ability to see all the search results in a text search rather than just seeing them highlighted and scattered accross the page and out of view. This was the start of the idea and it soon became mashed up with all the great Firefox quick find features that Chrome is missing.


Description:

A next gen text search tool for your Chrome web page. Start a search and simply press enter/return on a highlighted link and you’ll instantly navigate to that page. A mashup of Firefox quick find features (case match, links only search, highlight all, search selected text) as well as awesome new ones (scroll/navigate through all search results with context) - brought to Chrome.


Demo:


Shortcut keys:

**shortcut key can be customized in chrome://extensions/configureCommands

Getting started:

/  or  ctrl + shift + f  : forward slash or ctrl+shift+f will open Quick Find menu**

'  : single quote key will open Quick Find menu in links mode (only links are searched)**

esc  : escape key will close Quick Find menu


Menu navigation:

  or     : navigate results by using up or down arrow keys

enter  or  return : pressing enter on highlighted menu with link will navigate to the link


Search Options:

alt + a  : toggle highlight all results mode

alt + c  : toggle match case mode

alt + l  : toggle links mode


Tips:

Quick Find search box is prepopulated with any selected/highlighted text prior to opening the search menu.

Toggle occurs only when cursor focus is on the Quick Find menu.


Installation - click icon to install :

Chrome Web Store: Quick Find - next gen text search


Limitations:

Extension only works on sites that allow content scripts. The chrome webstore page itself for example doesn’t even allow content scripts to be run.

Quick find does not search through iframes, script, or code html elements.

When results show up in same html element, will be shown only as one result.

Other website shortcuts or extensions may conflict with these shortcuts. A future enhancement can be to select your own shortcuts to open the menu.

Additional Notes

Anonymous page view tracking is used to improve the extension and user experience. You can opt out in the options menu.