An extension for Regex Search in lieu of Chrome's CTRL+F
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'
- (2020-10-01) Adam Jakab: 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