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Click on the Multi Find icon or press Ctrl-Shift-F to open the search box.
Insert the strings you are looking for, separated by line breaks.
Each string can be a word fragment, an entire word, or even several words.
There is one color of highlight per line, and thus per string.
You can specify whether the match must be exact, at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of a word or a word sequence.
Click on the arrow buttons or press Ctrl-Shift-Left and Ctrl-Shift-Right to select and jump to the previous or next occurrence of an highlighted word.
Use the upper toggle switch called "keep highlights on" or press Ctrl-Shift-X to enable or disable the highlightings when the input box is closed.
Use the "case sensitive" toggle switch to indicate whether your search should take the case into account.
Use the "diacritic sensitive" toggle switch to indicate whether your search should take the diacritics (accent, cedilla...) into account.
Use the "scrollbar marks" toggle switch to display or hide the scrollbar marks.
New in version 1.51
A new toolbar to interact with the word list (load/save, clear all/found/unseen words, sort). The toolbar can be activated or deactivated in the interface options.
The total number of occurrences of all search words for the current webpage can be displayed on top of the extension icon. This feature can be activated or deactivated in the display options.
Ctrl-Shift-X, that was broken in version 1.40, is working again.
New in version 1.40
In addition to the interface options, two new tabs are available in the option menu: the display options and the coming soon section.
Soft glow highlights are now available through the display options: the color of the highlight can now be seen, even if the higlighted word is selected.
For performance issues, by default, words are searched as soon as you type their second character: you can now override this beahvior and search of one-character expressions through the display options.
New in version 1.32
you can now totally customize the interface of the input box by removing or adding back any element. The settings are persistant.
You can now add a word to the search list by selecting it on the webpage, right-clicking and then choosing the approprate option in the contextual menu.
New in version 1.30
Full support of the frames (IFRAME):
when you click into a frame (you can recognize them because they have their own scrollbar marks),
you can now see the number of occurrences of this particular frame.
You can also jump from one occurrence to another still inside the frame. Works also for nested frames.
Click outside the frame to go back to the main page.
The "hightlight" toggle switch has been replaced by a "keep hightlights on" toggle switch: now, when the input box is open the highlights are always visible,
this toggle switch only defines the behavior of the highlights when the input box is closed.
A close button has been added.
Keyboard shortcuts to jump from word to word have been changed.
New in version 1.20
Diacritic sensitiveness can be turned off.
Does not cancel or modify the current selection range.
Works with some "contenteditable" boxes (for instance when you answer a post on a forum, or modify an article of Wikipedia).
Ctrl-Shift-X toggles the extension on or off.
Less interferences with the webpage formatting.
New in version 1.14
Ctrl-Shift-F has replaced Ctrl-M.
Ctrl-Shift-Arrow Up and Ctrl-Shift-Arrow Down jump to the previous or the next highlighted word, even if the input box is closed (but highlight must be enabled).
New in version 1.13
Display the number of occurrences of each searched word in the webpage (iFrames excluded).
Select and jump to the next occurrence of a particular searched word or to the next occurrence of any of the searched words (iFrames excluded).
Display color scrollbar markers to indicate where the searched words are located within the webpage.
The jump feature can get lost when more one scrollbar is present in the page: going back and forth can help.
If a searched sequence of words appears in the webpage with some words formatted differently from others (example one word in bold, not the others), it will not be recognized.
The content of some buttons, single line input box and textarea, that do not support text formatting, will not be highlighted.
Does not work on pdf documents (while your browser is acting as a pdf viewer).
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