Posts tagged with 'search'


How to search a web page in Safari with iPhone/iPad (iOS7+)

OK: here’s the scenario. You’ve just loaded a long  text-heavy web page on your iPhone or iPad and want to search through it for a particular word or phrase. How do you do it? The problem is that the user interface no longer has a Search box on the screen in iOS7, unlike earlier versions of Safari. Similarly, there’s nothing in the browser’s underlying menu or options. How can I search this text? The solution, believe it or not, is to use the address box. No, really, bear with me. If you type...

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PCPlus 260: String searching

I write a monthly column for PCPlus, a computer news-views-n-reviews magazine in the UK (actually there are 13 issues a year — there's an Xmas issue as well — so it's a bit more than monthly). The column is called Theory Workshop and appears in the back of every issue. When I signed up, my editor and the magazine were gracious enough to allow me to reprint the articles here after say a year or so. After all, the PDFs do appear on each issue's DVD after a couple of months....

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