How to Search Text in Page Source with Google Chrome

Google Chrome does not have a “Find” option on its menu in viewing the page source, not like other browsers. Popular web browsers such as Firefox and IE both have this option, in viewing the page source, click Edit, and then select Find to use the search function as shown as figure a-1 and a-2 below.

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Figure a-2: Search text in page source with Firefox 3.6

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Figure a-3: Search text in page source with Internet Explorer 8

Searching the text or strings with IE by clicking Edit, and then selecting Find, the steps are the same as Firefox.

Search Text in Page Source with Google Chrome

(1) View page source

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Figure b-1: View page source with Google Chrome

Right-click on anywhere (except on a link or image) of the page to display a menu.

For example, I want to view the CNN website’s page source, the step is to right-click (1) on the blank place, the menu will be appeared, and then click on View page source (2).

(2) Search Text with Chrome

Search text with Chrome

Keying “Ctrl + F” will open a search bar. Just simply enter the words you want to search in the search bar, and then click on the arrow-up or arrow-down buttons to perform the search request.

For example, an interesting case here. For seeing who creeps on your facebook using google chrome, keying Ctrl + F to appear the search bar, enter the string “InitialChatFriendsList(3) and then click on the arrow button (4) the find the string position in the page source code.

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