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How do I turn off Whole words only for Quick find (links only)?

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When I search for links using the shortcut ' I use to be able to be able to find anything that matches but I accidentally changed it and now I can only use whole words.

When I search for links using the shortcut ' I use to be able to be able to find anything that matches but I accidentally changed it and now I can only use whole words.

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You can open the main Find bar (Command+F) to find these buttons.

The Find bar has find settings for "Highlight All" and "Whole Words" and "Match Case" that are hidden when you use Quick Find. So open the Find bar via Ctrl+F (Mac: Command+F) and check these choices. Related prefs as found on the about:config page.


You can add code to the userChrome.css file in the chrome folder below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* FINDBAR - quick find */
.findbar-container > *, .findbar-container > hbox > * {display:-moz-box !important}

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You can open the main Find bar (Command+F) to find these buttons.

The Find bar has find settings for "Highlight All" and "Whole Words" and "Match Case" that are hidden when you use Quick Find. So open the Find bar via Ctrl+F (Mac: Command+F) and check these choices. Related prefs as found on the about:config page.


You can add code to the userChrome.css file in the chrome folder below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* FINDBAR - quick find */
.findbar-container > *, .findbar-container > hbox > * {display:-moz-box !important}

You can open the main Find bar (Command+F) to find these buttons. The Find bar has find settings for "Highlight All" and "Whole Words" and "Match Case" that are <u>hidden</u> when you use Quick Find. So open the Find bar via Ctrl+F (Mac: Command+F) and check these choices. Related prefs as found on the <b>about:config</b> page. *findbar.entireword = false *findbar.highlightAll = false *accessibility.typeaheadfind.casesensitive = 0 *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-config-editor-firefox ---- You can add code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file in the chrome folder below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css <hr> <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ /* FINDBAR - quick find */ .findbar-container > *, .findbar-container > hbox > * {display:-moz-box !important} </nowiki></pre> ---- *https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html *https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html
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