From Omar Shahine’s blog post entitled InlineSearch for Internet Explorer we learn

This is simply a musthave add-in for IE. For those of us that used the FireFox Find feature and werelike “OMG”, you can now have the same thing in IE. 

You can see in the screen shot below how this works:

[Source: PaulThurrott’s Internet Nexus]

As an Emacs user, I’ve grown usedto having inline search as a feature and often get frustrated when the applicationI’m using doesn’t support its. It’s great to see this feature added to Internet Explorer.I just downloaded it and it works great with the most recent beta of InternetExplorer 7. Give it a shot.

By the way, Jeremy Epling and JoshuaAllen who both work on the IE team also told me to check out http://www.ieaddons.com if I’m interested in tricking out my Internet Explorer install. I’ve added the site tomy bookmark list and will check it out later today to see if there any other interesting IE extensions I’ve been missing out on.

[via Dare Obasanjo]

I fully agree. For the same reason I switched from Notepad2 to Notepad++. However, I changed the shortcut for Incremental Search from Ctrl-Alt-I to Ctrl-I which I’m accustomed to by Visual Studio.


David J. Berman

This really is a great feature! If Microsoft keeps this up then within only another year or two it will be able to do what Firefox has been doing for years.

If you haven’t already been working with it, def. check out using Firefox for development. The plugins are amazing. View source has syntax coloring. It has plugins for javascript debugging in the browser, editing style sheets of open pages within the browser to see the impact, color pickers to sample colors from graphics and put it in the clipboard as a color code, plugins to drag your mouse to measure screen elements in pixels, 1-click buttons to sample colors of a screen element and export a photoshop color palette, it goes on and on and on.


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