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Chrome Regex Search

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An extension for Regex Search in lieu of Chrome's CTRL+F

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Description from store Highlight regex matches on the web page dynamically as you type. Cycle through matches with ENTER and SHIFT+ENTER or by clicking the arrows with your mouse. Customize highlighting and text color through the extension options. You will need to refresh any tabs you already have opened to load the content script. 10/27/2015: Added case insensitive search option in options page 7/13/2016: Added "file://*/*" extension to manifest 7/30/2016: Updated package with pull request https://github.com/rogershen/chrome-regex-search/commit/c5ab1bbc33a1ec8ddd254b640b8786cc621e6644 9/2/2016: Updated package with pull request https://github.com/rogershen/chrome-regex-search/pull/6 This update adds search history to the popup, which is shown and hidden with the rightmost button 9/23/2016: Changed case insensitive search option to a toggle on popup 1/24/2019: Updated package with two pull requests to enable copy command and auto-focus on parent element. This extension is open source: https://github.com/rogershen/chrome-regex-search If you have any problems please report them to https://github.com/rogershen/chrome-regex-search/issues Keyboard Shortcuts: ENTER: select next regex match SHIFT+ENTER: select previous regex match To setup a Keyboard Shortcut to open the Popup: In your browser, go to chrome://extensions/ Find 'Chrome Regex Search' and click the box Type your custom command (ie CTRL+SHIFT+F) Now whenever, you want to open the popup simply enter your custom command. Extension Options can be found by right clicking the icon and selecting 'Options' or by going to chrome://extensions/ and clicking 'Options' in the row for 'Chrome Regex Search'

Latest reviews

  • (2022-04-02) Link Sun: 真棒,快捷键,复制,历史记录,这都是我想要的
  • (2022-02-24) Alex Bush: I give it a 5 simply because it works! An invaluable tool I am surprised is not built into the browser itself.
  • (2022-01-09) Improved Tube: hi guys & Rshen! 🏆🥇 one of the most relevant extensions! (how in the world are there only 30.000 people using such regularily?) - we (Victor) worked on a modern successor with a color markup for our own use: ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/regex/pmihaiejckejbpjdnildimfkpcpnohlo ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- - - - - - ------- (please test it. we can add the missing buttons/indicator anytime) - this is while we already fulfill wishes for 100000s of people since many years @ https://github.com/code4charity/ (this is not commercial. We actually have a principle of avoiding to doing what is done well/open already. Please check our repo and try to tell what either of us should do next https://github.com/victor-savinov/regex - Likely the projects should merge rather than walk alone (+the makers could team). Also, if you read this, consider upvoting my text, so some people read it at, as this extension unfortunately has no updates since years and no old review is more relevant anymore. ██╗. . . . . . . ██████╗. ██╗. . . ██╗. ███████╗ ██║. . . . . . ██╔═══██╗██║. . . ██║. ██╔════╝ ██║. . . . . . ██║. . . . ██║ ██║. . . ██║ █████╗ ██║. . . . . . ██║. . . . ██║ ╚██╗. ██╔╝██╔══╝ ███████╗╚██████╔╝. ╚████╔╝. ███████╗ ╚══════╝.╚═════╝. . . . ╚═══╝. . . ╚══════╝
  • (2021-12-18) 石晨希: Not working on some rendered pages, e.g. jupyter notebook (e.g. github)
  • (2021-12-14) Benjamin Philipp: Almost there, but not quite...! I think it works reasonably well, except when contents are loaded in dynamically. In scenarios where a lot of potential hits are loaded in via XHR (XMLHttpRequest), this extension failed to find the new matches. This basically breaks the extension for content loaded in on modern sites. Could you please update it so any actual search takes the actual state of the DOM into account? Thank you for everything so far
  • (2021-11-14) Stepan Zubashev: It works, but I found it useless for my cases. Because it finds something only when the whole text is placed inside a one tag as is. If some of the words within the text are wrapped by an another inline tag - this extension ignores them. It means any highlights break the search.
  • (2021-11-13) SMB: No matter what page i am in, it says: Content script was not loaded. Are you currently in the Chrome Web Store or in a chrome:// page? If you are, content scripts won't work here. If not, please wait for the page to finish loading or refresh the page.
  • (2021-11-11) Pavel Kuzminov: Better than standard search, sees the difference between v and w Regex functionality is great to have
  • (2021-11-06) Eduardo de Britto Castro: Missing keep regex after reloading
  • (2021-08-26) Sh: doesnt work specifically on youtube's views inside a channel in 'Videos' tab
  • (2021-08-01) Connor Crothers: Works great. Simple interface comparable to chrome native's search, except with regex abilities. Doesn't work on iframes, or within certain chrome-restricted contexts, but that's likely no fault of the developer, more likely a browser-modding limitations.
  • (2021-07-24) kx chang: Great! but it does not work in web of science pape.
  • (2021-07-22) English Rain: Awesome!!
  • (2021-05-27) Isaac King: Works fine on very simple pages, but seems to fail on hyperlinks and pdf documents.
  • (2021-05-19) 野田卓臣: Thanks to your extension, I finished my task smoothly. Thanks!
  • (2021-04-12) Dave Dugal: Thanks for this extension! Just using it as a case-sensitive Ctrl-F is worth the install. Additional simple regex (e.g. ^) is icing on the cake.
  • (2021-03-27) Robby Barrier: I use this almost daily. It's the best regex search extension I've found! Make sure to check out the options if you need more than the default 500 results.
  • (2021-03-16) Yiqun Cheng: 非常好用, 响应快, 正则匹配. 开发者必备. 可以ctrl+shift+f打开搜索, 用来替代默认的ctrl+f搜索, 可以说十分方便了. 而且支持历史记录, 用来在api文档里搜索api可以说, 就是为此而生的.
  • (2021-02-23) Виталий Курилович: Excellent tool, thanks. Suggestion for improvement. The problem is: Repeated <Enter> pressing in search text box or reselecting the same history record is not applied (doing nothing). It's necessary on interactive pages, e.g. on log pages, since after refreshing the page, the highlighting of the search results will disappear.
  • (2020-12-29) Sergey Balakhonov: Great app. Thanks!
  • (2020-12-16) mostafa: it doesn't support utf-8 characters. for example \w+ does not find any non-english characters. Ex: سلام is a Persian/Arabic word. if possible please add more feathers at least \p{xx} option, so we can use \p{L} instead of \w . also \p{L} will find all utf-8 characters. also for Chinese and other non-English languages it it an essential feature. you can see more details about \p feature in this link: http://www.pcre.org/pcre.txt
  • (2020-12-13) Jin WYP: Not Working with latest chrome, only show icon with 0 number。 Not show the input search box , pls fix this bug. Thanks
  • (2020-10-01) Great extension. Could you add an option to search in the page source as well? I'd like to use this to detect if a certain js (or anything else in the header) is included on a page.
  • (2020-09-21) Chris Reynolds: It worked, until I needed to add ":" to the search and it wouldn't work: Searching this character alone works: : But needing it as part of a search does not work: add_foreign_key\(:[a-z_]+, I can't escape it or find a way to search what I need. I switched to the "Find+" extension, which worked.
  • (2020-09-21) Guan W: It doesn't work in some specific page.
  • (2020-08-11) Anton Jörgensson: Highlight of text doesn't work.. waiting for fix!
  • (2020-08-04) チョコ: Two recommendations 1. Please add a match whole word button. We don't want to write \bword\b every time. 2. Please make case insensitive as default. Rather than case sensitive.
  • (2020-07-04) Larry GZE: Personally I think this is the best Regex search and highlight extension. I have two ideas for the author to upgrade it for more usable, i.e. - could you give each Regex or Keyword a different highlight color? and even make the colors customizable? - could plese make an config page to keep the Regexes and make it editable, not the current simple histories. Thanks for this great work! Hope it can revive!
  • (2020-07-03) Ramiro Charriol: | "or" operator is there
  • (2020-04-15) Only works with chrome:// web pages
  • (2020-03-12) Alexander Pulch: not working at all for .txt files and source code? seriously?
  • (2020-03-07) 王功庆: On my windows10 chrome(80.0.3987.87(正式版本) (64 位)), this plugin of 1.0.8, on some sites, both the "CTRL+Shift+F" and clicking on the plugin icon, was unable to callout the popup input box , for me entering the regexp to search, but the icon was updated with a "0" number on it.
  • (2019-12-04) Vikram Rao: Really useful, and nice interface. (Also supports ^ and $ which surprised me)
  • (2019-11-24) Rony Utevsky: Superb! How did I not know about it till now?! and why doesn't chrome have a built-in regex search?
  • (2019-11-06) Ray Foss: requires a content script... potentially breaking websites. Find+ has no such requirements and does the same thing.
  • (2019-10-23) Oray Fox: Thx for cool ext!!! Pls add 3 features, if it possible: 1. Auto apply last search for next browsed pages (instead current action: crl+shif+f > history > click last history for each page) 2. Different colors for regex groups 3. Not work regex look ahead and negative look
  • (2019-09-17) Jordy J.: Thanks for this extension. Please add autocomplete with last search regexp so I don't have to pick it from history every single time. (This is the default settings for Chrome CTRL+F)
  • (2019-08-24) Akio Crimson: Exactly what I was looking for, a tool or extension that lets me copy all matches to clipboard. Perfect!
  • (2019-08-13) Aaron Bell: Works on "static" page elements. Does not work on values in inputs and textareas.
  • (2019-07-07) rhsbscipio: Nonfunctional, as far as I can tell. Tested ctrl+f on multiple different pages, and not a single regex worked. Either there are unlisted steps needed to active regex searches, or it is just broken.
  • (2019-03-22) Hrushikesh Mohapatra: Does not search patterns containing `=` example `def=0.0\)=[^0]`
  • (2019-03-13) Jenny Pittman: I've just started using this, but already, wow, it works so well. You have to have knowledge of regular expressions to use it, but if you do, it's so helpful. Nice and easy to use.
  • (2019-02-28) Dejan t: How do I search for unique matches? Negative lookahead doesn't seem to work /(\w+\b)(?!.*\1\b)/
  • (2019-01-18) Woprio Gronb: How can I set keymap to use it . such as Ctrl + F
  • (2019-01-05) Jan Moucha: So far used it just once, but the fact that I was able to do exactly what I wanted to do on the first try made me laugh out with joy and amazement.
  • (2018-11-27) vzr: Very useful extension for developers! I regret because chrome don't have regex search already embedded.
  • (2018-10-29) yuri yuldashev: It`s working
  • (2018-10-03) Web Brother: Ctrl+F shortcut doesn't work by default. Please fix it. If you want to bind shortcut do following: - On your Computer, open Google Chrome. - At the top right, click More {⋮} > More Tools > Extensions. - At the top left of the Extensions Manager, click Menu [≡] > "Keyboard shortcuts". - Chhange your Extension Keyboard shortcuts.
  • (2018-09-27) 李次亜ゆえ: 真的太棒了,对比同类应用,最值得称赞的是能实时搜索以及记录搜索历史.希望作者能开通支付宝,不捐赠说不过去啊
  • (2018-09-10) Victor Ott: Has some rough edges, but does the job. Has buttons to jump from occurence to occurence (both directions) and to enable/disable case insensitivity. That's useful.


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4.0 (153 votes)
Last update / version
2019-01-23 / 1.0.8
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