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I don't know which update did it... but I noticed today for the first time that Firefox "find" function (CMD + F on the mac) is no longer case sensitive!

Lord Jesus, Hallelujah! I can't tell you how many times I was looking for some text on a big page and was stymied because the word started a sentence, or was in all caps, and the silly case-sensitive search function wouldn't pick it up. I almost (ALMOST) switched to Chrome just because of this craziness. But now I don't have to.

To whomever fixed this in whatever update, bravo, sir, bravo. Or madam. Bravo, whoever you are!

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The Match case check box is only on the find bar that opens via Cmd+F.
That check box isn't on the Quick find bar that opens if you open the find bar via / or ' or via search text.

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced : General: Accessibility: "Search for text when I start typing"
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philipp
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the option to switch off case-sensitive search has always been available: How to search the contents of the current page for text or links

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Good to know madperson. Though I wonder why suddenly it's not "on" for me? I certainly didn't change any settings!

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I just noticed the little "match case" check box there now! Good grief! So you're saying that's always been there? Shock/Awe. I humbly admit my foolishness, and slink away from the forum!

philipp
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yes, it has always been there as long as i can remember - at least you'll now know where to look whenever you need to toggle it in the future ;-)

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The Match case check box is only on the find bar that opens via Cmd+F.
That check box isn't on the Quick find bar that opens if you open the find bar via / or ' or via search text.

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced : General: Accessibility: "Search for text when I start typing"