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How to use Find on page in Edge for Windows 10

Edge for Windows 10's "Find on page" tool has a couple of features that make it particularly useful when dealing with a lot of text on a web page. To help you find what you're looking for faster, let's take a look at how to find specific text in Edge.

How to find text on a web page using Edge

First, you need to know how to search for a word or phrase on a web page.

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to the web page where you want to search for text.

  1. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. (It looks like three dots.)
  2. Click Find on page. (You can also use the Ctrl + F shortcut on your keyboard to forego steps three and four.)

  1. Type a word or phrase. Edge automatically moves to the first instance of that word or phrase.
  2. Click the right and left arrows in the Find on page taskbar at the top of the screen to move through instances of the word or phrase. You can also hit Enter on your keyboard to advance.

How to add search parameters to Edge's "Find on page"

If the standard search isn't enough to find what you're looking for, you can add parameters. Here's how:

  1. Launch Edge from your Start menu, desktop or taskbar.
  2. Navigate to the web page where you'd like to search for text.
  3. Click the More button in the top-right corner of the window. (It looks like three dots.)

  1. Click Find on page. (You can also use the Ctrl + F shortcut on your keyboard to forego steps three and four.)
  2. Type a word or phrase. Edge automatically moves to the first instance of the word or phrase.

  1. Click the dropdown arrow next to Options.
  2. Click one or both search option(s). Options include:
    • Match whole word — Only whole words will show up. For example, if you search for "his", the word "history" won't show up.
    • Match case — Only words typed in the same case will display.

Do you use Edge's Find on Page? If so, do you take advantage of the word- and case-match features, or do you stick with the tried and true Ctrl + F method?

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.

19 Comments
  • I've been using this search function with Ctrl+F in Internet Explorer for years, and continued doing so with Edge in Windows 10. I never paid attention to the Options dropdown menu for refining the search, but after seeing it mentioned in this article, I see that option is also the same as it is in Internet Explorer.
  • Lmao you wrote an article about ctl+f, slow news day?
  • Exactly my thoughts. CTRL+F
  • Could you please write an article about copy paste? After Windows 10 I can't figure out how to do it.. :(
  • Followed by an article/tutorial on cut and paste.
  • Way to advance mate, I'm barely getting the hang of Copy alone! /S
  • I feel you bro, I want it too.
    Most needed tutorial for W10
  • I was shocked to discover last weekend that Edge doesn't have a "Full Screen" function like IE (still does)?? What gives? Reading Mode doesn't do the trick. Sometimes you just want every bit of screen real estate...like when you're giving a presentation with your Surface Pro 4 plugged into a VGA projector that only does 800x600!
  • Find on page doesn't work on my phone for a while.
  • Groundbreaking stuff! Next, can we get an article on one weird old trick to find on a page in IE for those of us not on Windows 10? I've been racking my brain for years and can't figure it out
  • xD
  • Pls explain how to refresh a page. /S
  • Next tutorial:
    "How to create a new folder in Windows 10"
    But seriously, if you don't have a good content that makes sense, just DON'T write a new article ok!? It will be way much better than a stupidly unnecessary article!
  • So what if someone just bought their first computer and is new to Windows are they supposed to magically know Ctrl+F exist? The only thing stupidly unnecessary is your comment
  • So, do Windows Central needs to make tutorial series for them? Really?
    If we're talking about a person who bought a new pc and new at Windows 10, they also must write some articles about:
    -How to rename a folder (because they can't magically know f2)
    -How to copy/past (they can't magically know ctrl+c/v)
    Great!
  • Windows Central can write any kind of article they want beginners, intermediate, advanced. When they choose to write basic articles such as ctrl+f or ctrl+c/v etc. I'm sure some reader out there will find it useful, as my 80 year old father who is a novice and learned how to search from within Edge from reading this article, which is why I read this article to see how it helped him. These kind of basic articles do nothing for me personally because I'm an experienced user, but I'm glad they're written for people like my father and others who need help, sometimes I read them to refer them to others or I skip them entirely. Either way its not necessary to make negative comments about them when they're here to help people. If you don't like them don't read them.
  • One of my most used features and hope they add more to the right-click context menus. I sure miss create shortcut on desktop. 
  • Yes, and will continue to uses this great feature!
  • Next tutorial is about difference between ' Right-Click/Left-Click '.