In most major browsers pressingCtrl+Fopens the find box that lets you search for characters, text, and phrases on the current page. This shortcut is extremely helpful when trying to find specific text in a long document or article.
This feature isn’t perfect, though and Microsoft is working on introducing a new find tool to its Microsoft Edge browser.
New Search Tool in Microsoft Edge Canary
The current stable version has a simple search that allows finding matching characters, words, and phrases only. A future update will provide more advanced search features, such as finding related words, match cases, whole words, and diacritics.
The updated Find on Page feature is currently available for some testers in the Canary channel. This means that you won’t find the new features if you booted up the version of Edge that came with your Windows PC. You can toggle on or off the feature by pressing Ctrl + F or selecting the Find on Page feature from the main menu. As of now, additional options include the following:
- Include related matches – the browser will highlight words and phrases that might be related or similar to your request.
- Match case – enables case-sensitive search, for example, finding a specific upper-cased word.
- Match whole world – this option finds only words and omits parts of words that match your search request.
- Match diacritics – lets you find only accented characters.
If you want to try out the new features for “Find on Page” in Microsoft Edge, download Edge Canary from the official website. The browser is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Note that not all Canary users get new features right away, so you might need to wait a little longer to get the new features.