How can I change the find function so that it "IS" shared between tabs?
In the notes about what changed in Firefox 25 is this: "The find bar is no longer shared between tabs." I use the find function all day every day and absolutely need the find bar "to be shared" between tabs. How can I change the function back to how it worked before? This new change in version 25 will cost me hours of search time everyday.
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This function is no longer officially in Firefox, however this addon replaces it: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/find-in-tabs
Hope this helps!
- FindBar Tweak: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/findbar-tweak/
Cyborg's suggestion is listed as not available in FF25 and Cor-El's suggestion only restores the "shared between tabs" functionality if you don't use a new search term in one of the tabs. In my opinion, "shared" and "not shared" should have become an option, not a requirement
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Try this addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/globalfindbar/