Window.find()

Non-standard: This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Note: Support for Window.find() might change in future versions of Gecko. See bug 672395.

The Window.find() method finds a string in a window sequentially.

Syntax

find(aString, aCaseSensitive, aBackwards, aWrapAround, aWholeWord, aSearchInFrames, aShowDialog)

Parameters

aString

The text string for which to search.

aCaseSensitive

A boolean value. If true, specifies a case-sensitive search.

aBackwards

A boolean value. If true, specifies a backward search.

aWrapAround

A boolean value. If true, specifies a wrap around search.

aWholeWord Unimplemented

A boolean value. If true, specifies a whole word search. This is not implemented; see bug 481513.

aSearchInFrames

A boolean value. If true, specifies a search in frames.

Return value

true if the string is found; otherwise, false.

Examples

JavaScript

function findString(text) {
  document.querySelector("#output").textContent=`String found? ${window.find(text)}`;
}

HTML

<p>Apples, Bananas, and Oranges.</p>
<button type="button" onClick='findString("Apples")'>Search for Apples</button>
<button type="button" onClick='findString("Bananas")'>
  Search for Bananas
</button>
<button type="button" onClick='findString("Orange")'>Search for Orange</button>

<p id="output"></p>

Result

Notes

In some browsers, Window.find() selects (highlights) the found content on the site.

Specifications

This is not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

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