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Non-case sensitive search in Firefox 3
November 10, 2008 12:05 AM   Subscribe

How do I change it so the find function in Firefox 3 isn't case sensitive?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in previous versions of firefox, ctrl + f find function was not case sensitive. However, ever since I installed 3, it's suddenly case sensitive, which is annoying the crap out of me. Is there some easy fix to this that I'm missing?
posted by MostHolyPorcine to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
 
Enter about:config in the location bar, then set the entry accessibility.typeaheadfind.casesensitive to 0.
posted by azlondon at 12:14 AM on November 10, 2008


There's a checkbox labeled "Match case" in the find bar.
posted by rhizome at 1:24 AM on November 10, 2008


Well don't I feel like a genius tonight....Thanks rhizome!
posted by MostHolyPorcine at 4:05 AM on November 10, 2008


The / search hotkey isn't case sensitive.
posted by scruss at 4:44 AM on November 10, 2008


find-as-you-type is not case sensitive either
posted by misterbrandt at 8:08 AM on November 10, 2008


I just want to say .. by default firefox 3 QUICK SEARCH was case sensitive on my installation. There is a setting to enable quicksearch just by typing on any page (my preference)

If not enabled, you can bring up quick saerch with / , or ctrl + f for regular search. The later is NOT case sensitive unless you check the "match case" box.

azlondon's answer made both not case sensitive for me.

You may also be interested in this FAYT (find as you type) extension
posted by Ryaske at 7:51 AM on November 21, 2008


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