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find+ | Regex Find-in-Page Tool

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A find-in-page extension for Google Chrome with support for regular expressions.

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Description from store {find+} is a powerful Find-in-Page extension for Google Chrome allowing you to search a web page or document by regular expression. It has been designed to look and behave much like the native CTRL-F tool, but extended with various useful features. With {find+}, you can match any legal JavaScript regular expression against text in the page, use find-and-replace to replace text in the page, copy occurrences of a regex to your clipboard, store frequently used expressions, and configure the extension the way you like. As a software developer, looking through lengthy stack traces, continuous integration build history, or large text files is something we do very regularly. The Chrome Find-in-Page tool works well in most cases, but offers very little when looking for very specific (or very general) keywords. A few notes: - This tool was designed and built for developers. If you're not familiar with using regular expressions, this tool is not for you. - This tool does not support dynamic pages. The purpose of this tool is to search for patterns in structured text, not in pages like Google Sheets or similar sites. - This tool will struggle with significantly large pages. In these cases, using another tool might be more appropriate.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-05-26) Henry Ch: works great. but it doesn't support iframe, wish it can support search in iframes
  • (2021-05-13) Mithun C M: Great extension. The extension lets me access it through the keyboard shortcut. Seems to work on pages I access.
  • (2021-04-17) Allen: Thanks so much for writing this! There's a bug in Chrome browser in which the CTRL+F command reports finding text but will neither highlight it nor show it. It's allegedly been fixed but not in my Chrome browser -- I use Linux so that may have something to do with it. Anyway, your app solves that problem! Great job!
  • (2021-04-08) DjSokY: Does not do anything...
  • (2021-03-24) N River: EDIT: One annoying thing that happens is you have to open the extension and then close it and then open it again for it to work. This extension works perfectly and is just great. The customization is great. The documentation is great. The key bindings are great. Everything just works. I'm using this on Microsoft Edge and it works just as well as on Google Chrome. No other extension that I've tried can compare.
  • (2021-03-12) Sybrand E. Smit: Exactly what I needed. Was looking for a way to find '3-digit' numbers on websites. I tried Number Search initially, but it wouldn't do anything when I clicked on it. The guy who made the program seems very sincere in his response to user feedback, so think one of Chrome's update may have caused issues. Regardless, that made me discover "Find+" extension for Chrome. It took me a bit to figure out how to use the program to find digits, for instance I wanted to find all $ mentions between 100 and 999. The method was as follow: The program can be easily opened by pressing Ctrl + Shift + F, as opposed to the normal Ctrl + F, still available. Make sure "Find my Regular Expression" and "Match Case" is enabled in the Find+ settings. Then search for $\d\d\d which will return any 3 digit (100-999) with $ in front. The reason for stipulating the dollar is cause there is often lots of other 3 digit strings such as time and dates and just stuff you don't want. So this worked for me. Also, let's say I want to find any mention of '2 days', '3 days', etc. the search string was for instance: .2 d or .3 d This returned any string that followed the period. The general rules for how to use these strings can be found here: Syntax for Regular Expressions https://support.google.com/a/answer/1371415?hl=en Happy Brandon took the initiative to create this software! Thanks buddy ;)
  • (2021-03-03) David Misc: absolutely terrible, if I write "find" in the address bar in chrome, because I wanted to google something with the word find in it, then it activates the extension and won't let me do the search.
  • (2021-01-07) Benjamin Marquardt: I use this extension for searching scientific papers for keywords. One bug I've encountered is that the saved searches do not function at all when you first open it on a new webpage. It needs to be closed and reopened again to function in this way. Otherwise very useful.
  • (2020-12-17) Yannick le Restif: Don't know why I waited so long to start looking for a replacement for Chrome find in page that is definitely lacking functionalities... I find it awesome so far.
  • (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
  • (2020-10-29) James Skaggs: This regex extension works quite nicely, and I would recommend this one over any others that have tried.
  • (2020-10-22) Erik: Works great; better than other regex tools in 2019/2020. It's more accurate or closer to PCRE, sublime text. The only issue I have is having to retype the regex 2-3x for it to work if you click on the page, or the tool closes. Very annoying. What I normally do is hit the hotkey (ctrl shift F) twice, and my regex is still there; now I hit backspace and remove the last character, and re-insert it. Then it works. TDLR: the program is buggy and only works the first try.
  • (2020-09-21) Chris Reynolds: Works as expected, I can REGEX search which is exactly what I needed. Thank you!
  • (2020-09-10) Brian Murrell: Seems to have performance issues in larger pages. But TBH, I want to most use it in pages with a lot of content, such as log files etc., so is really of limited use to me. Seems to work decently when the page content is smaller.
  • (2020-09-08) S Freer: Not that happy with this on Chrome (84.0.4147.125, 64-bit) on Windows 10 (OS 1803, Build 17134.1246). I find it only allows me to search the first frame of text. I can't search the text within an edit box when I edit a Wiki page, for example. I can search all the edit page's top-layer text, but the contents of the edit box are not searchable. Also in chrome when you click view source, even that text is not searchable, I suppose because it's not a regular webpage? I truly love the search and replace feature though! I've just had a lot of fun "editing" a wiki page to funny spelling errors using regex swaps. It would be Amazing(!) if you could add (capt)uring groups so that we could \1ure the structure of our "find" match and then replace it with something dependent on that captured group (e.g. replace all "(\w+)uring" matches with "(\1)ure"). Thanks for the hard work. It's a wonderful extension regardless of some of the limitations (which some I see you explain are due to iframes and single-source policy).
  • (2020-09-05) Tom Schi: It's a great tool, but it's very annoying that it does not automatically remember the last used regular expressions.
  • (2020-08-22) Wen Tan: 有小瑕疵, 但很不错了!
  • (2020-08-14) Guillermo Asaro: Why does it have to make to chrome run in the background?
  • (2020-06-29) Ilia Sergunin: Not working!
  • (2020-06-28) Liran Barsisa: Has some issues: 1. Can't auto-show options, especially when choosing to hide the options button. 2. Doesn't have "exact word" 3. Wish it had a floating window that auto-positions itself (and prefer being in the center-top/bottom) so that it won't cover the results. 4. Why does it run in the background?
  • (2020-04-08) 邱比特: 查找时不能显示结果的个数,望改进
  • (2020-03-06) Oleksandr Boiko: Nice UI, but too slow
  • (2020-03-03) Youwei Liang: Awesome tool! Very useful and powerful.
  • (2020-02-28) Xinyi Chen: pretty good however it's not available in source code view.SAD!
  • (2020-01-26) William NG: Barely works, highlights randomly, need to reload page constantly to get it to highlight anything. Really not worth anyone's attention.
  • (2020-01-17) John Hossbach: Nice integration with the address bar ("Omnibar"), but doesn't work with dynamic HTML pages.
  • (2019-12-18) adewdd ssgedff: searches ok but on page refresh the expression is lost, i cannot believe a developer wold do such a mistake.
  • (2019-12-12) Lynn Spencer Weight: I like this extension a lot, but my eyes have trouble reading the very small font I would like to see a setting where I could adjust the font size of the text being typed into the search box, maybe in a future build, eh?
  • (2019-11-20) Yunga Palatino: Great extension, does what's written on the tin, thanks a lot! :)
  • (2019-11-15) Juan José: He probado varias extensiones para realizar búsquedas regex esta es la que más me gusta, funciona bien, y es cómoda de usar. ¿Alguien sabe como se cofigura Chrome para que Ctrl+F abra siempre el buscador de find+? Please add an option to search nomatter of accents or explain how to do it. For example we would like to find both "último" and "ultimó" by just searching "ultimo".
  • (2019-11-06) Ray Foss: works! no content script required!
  • (2019-11-06) Scott USA - Florida: Exactly what I was looking for! A quick click without having to go to menu to find on the page. Love ability to change colors on search results for page. Thanks!
  • (2019-09-27) Ulyßes: Worked just fine before... but now needs to run perpetually in the background for some reason. Why does this need to be an background app?
  • (2019-07-30) Rachel Dantzler: I love this extension, but I have one issue. Is there a way for it to work in Google Sheets? Nothing in the cells gets detected by the extension.
  • (2019-07-01) MingHong Yao: Can't use on view-source:
  • (2019-06-12) Saroj Khatiwada: Hey Brandon, What is the shortcut to trigger the extension's search in macOS?
  • (2019-05-23) Dennis Hughes: This is quite a helpful, but when I'm trying to search a site for a letter followed by a number, followed by a non-number, using the regular expression M1[^\d] or M1[^0-9] it is detecting no matches, but it is finding matches if I just search for M1 or M\d - the problem is that it is matching items that also have multiple items after the M1 (e.g. M11), and in a large list, there might be over a hundred matches for that. ...aha! I found another way to do it! M1$ works, as does ^M1$! Thank you for the great product! Edit: Is there any way you can also make this work with Adobe documents loaded in Chrome? I'd LOVE to be able to search Acrobat documents with a regex!
  • (2019-05-15) 刘言明: it works
  • (2019-03-21) My favourite lovely app, hard used everyday app became a garbage... Earlier builds gives me possibility of text search on any tab, where this app remember searched text and dont needed each time retype it in new tab browser. Now this app dont remember searched text and so no serious difference now with easy CTRL+F. Also no history pop up in field, no generally history at all. Ok, i see dont needed history button (usability needs pop up in field, ok ?) , but it dont remember text. Now this app in garbage category, im sad
  • (2019-02-26) Vander Karl: Seems to function perfectly well for searching text with regex, and is quite elegant. However, I got the extension because it claimed to be able to replace using regex as well. If it can, I cannot for the life of me figure out how. There appears to be no option for it.
  • (2019-01-07) Magnus Ekvall: Nice extension which does what it should do. Most simple, but very useful is searching for a few alternatives separated by a '|'-char.
  • (2018-12-13) Juan Alonso Hernandez: Doesn't work at all on Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 (OSX).I open the search box, type "y" or "y.*u" on a page with "you", and nothing gets highlighted.
  • (2018-12-07) Alexander List: Can't get it to work with Jupyter Notebook?
  • (2018-12-03) Steven D: This extension works great - there's just one thing that needs to be improved. PLEASE leave the search box open and remember the spot you were at on the page! Every time you click somewhere on the page, the search box closes and when you re-open it, you have to start the search all over from the beginning!
  • (2018-11-07) Duane Irvin: I love the extension. Works really well! But please add an option to disable the trigger when you type "find" in the URL bar. I have this extension bound to Ctrl+Shift+F, so having it in the URL bar is just annoying to me since I often use find as a search word.
  • (2018-10-29) Gabe: I really wanted to like this extension, but unfortunately when trying to search through a specific web page, it would just keep crashing the tab. I'm trying to search through this web page: https://pci-ids.ucw.cz/v2.2/pci.ids. I don't know if the extension just can't handle it, but it just doesn't work. It works on other web pages, just not this specific one I know of. It's weird because "Chrome Regex Search" works just fine on it. I would love to hear what you have to say and if you would be able to fix this bug. Thanks.
  • (2018-10-03) Ian Stanley: I've wanted to search sites using regex for so long, and this comes so close to being ideal. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to search source code, only the rendered page, 99% of the time I find myself wanting this feature, it's to search the source. Another tweak that would be nice is if the find input auto-focused from the keyboard shortcut instead of having to manually click it, like when you click the extension icon.
  • (2018-09-05) Nengyun Zhang: eazy to use
  • (2018-08-20) Sabaaidii Baw: Really nice extension, kudos! Improvement suggestions: - behave like Chrome "Find in Page": when starting a search highlight the first occurrence below the current position in page (instead of scrolling to top and highlighting the very first occurrence) - when a word is selected upon pressing the shortcut, initialize find pattern with it Anyway thanks for this extension!
  • (2018-08-19) Wynand Huizinga: I still can't manage to find strings which go through multiple cells in a table. Is that supposed to be possible, and if so... how? For example on the table on the w3schools table site, I can't find a string which comes from the first column to the last column: https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_tables.asp So from: Alfreds Futterkiste to: Germany I should be able to do that through the following right? Alfreds[\s\S]+Germany

Latest issues

  • (2020-01-28, v:2.1.1) Jonathan Woodward: Feature Requests
    How easy would it be to modify the code to allow for multiple simultaneous searches? For example, in the search box, enter multiple words separated by spaces or commas or line breaks and each word is highlighted in a different color? That would be a very useful feature. Also, are you able to change the highlight text color in addition to the highlight background color? It would make text stand out more depending on different background colors.
  • (2019-12-24, v:2.1.0) Jason Press: Saved Expressions Disappeared
    Hello and thank you for your very helpful extension! Today (Dec. 23, 2019), I used the find+ extension in the morning without any issue. I then opened it later and all of my "saved expressions" were gone. Instead of the usual list of saved expressions, I just see the message: "No saved expressions found." I didn't use the browser or extension at all over the course of the day and don't know what could have happened that caused all of the saved expressions to get deleted. There were quite a few expressions in there and it would take a lot of work to rebuild them. Can you suggest any way to recover the saved expressions?
  • (2019-10-04, v:2.0.2) Jeffrey Riaboy: Runs in background
    Why does this extension run in the background when not in use?
  • (2019-10-03, v:2.0.2) Mr Molley: Regex bookmark, match lis + highlighting feature request!
    Recently moved to Chrome after using Firefox, and was used to using this add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/regexsearch/ I mostly used for the bookmarking feature for a set number of regex, being able to quickly grab a list of matches so I didn't have to go and copy past from the page and also the highlighting was a great addition. Any chance of implementing these kind of features?
  • (2019-07-01, v:2.0.2) MingHong Yao: Can't use on view-source
    I want use it find html code!
  • (2019-06-09, v:2.0.2) Chris Leonard: A couple quick questions
    Hi Brandon! I'm glad you have built this extension. I've always wondered why browsers don't have a built in "advanced" search mode where regex was available. So thank you for filling this gap! Here are my questions: - is it possible to increase the font size in the search box without changing the overall Windows magnification? - is it possible to turn on "incremental" search so that the plugin shows what matches as you type? I'm using the dev branch of Edge/Chromium, if that matters. Thanks again for this extension.
  • (2019-05-01, v:2.0.2) Lior Derei: regardin regex match operation
    does ?= operator works? in example :(?=something)(?=something else)
  • (2019-04-16, v:2.0.2) Michael Reaves: Find+ not remembering search term from previous page
    Hi, For a while I could perform a search on a page with Find+, then navigate to another page and click the Orange Icon (Find+ extension) and the same search would automatically come up. Now, I have to click to show blank search, click again to close extension, then click a third time to show previous search. (Or, utilize saved search.) Any way I can get Find+ to show the same search I used last time until I change it?
  • (2019-04-07, v:2.0.2) John Horner: Find text in form fields
    Having tested, it appears we can't search the content of form fields, (input or textarea elements). That was a feature I was particularly hoping for. Any chance you could add this feature? Or am I doing it wrong and this should already be possible?
  • (2019-03-18, v:2.0.1) Michael Weiner: Search form does not gain focus on first use in a page
    Search form does not gain focus on first use in a page. Mike
  • (2019-03-12, v:2.0.1) Simone Denaro: Info
    can I use it to chain the search for 2 words in a page? eg: "i7" + "w10pro" what is the syntax? thanks, Simone.
  • (2019-03-11, v:2.0.1) Mik Max: hotkey doesn't focus search bar
    Quite often (i.e. lately, seems to be almost every time), when I hit Ctrl+Shift+F to activate the find+ extension's search UI, the UI appears, but the cursor isn't focused/active in the text entry box. I'm not sure what is causing this, but it seems to happen consistently the first time I use the shortcut after opening a page in a new tab. Other than that, I love this extension! It is really making finding things in long webpages so much easier! And I just discovered the other features available via shortcuts - AMAZING! Being able to live edit any text in a webpage is a great way of being able to further refine potential matches. Now if I could just get it to work within frames in SharePoint, it'd be pure gold. :) Thanks!


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4.1 (82 votes)
Last update / version
2021-03-28 / 2.2.0
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