Most browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox will search a we page from the current selection onward. It seems Safari does not support this.

Instead it searches from the beginning of the webpage.

How can I change this behaviour?

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You can easily search from the point of selection using the following approach.

Immediately after selecting the string to search, use the keyboard shortcut Command + E to record the search string into find buffer.

Now press the keyboard shortcut Command + G to search from the selection point in the forward direction. To search backward, use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + G.

This works in most other apps apart from Safari.

  • This cannot be useful for my case, since I don't want to travel the whole page to select the string to search. This would take a lot of time.
    – chrisduong
    Dec 18, 2018 at 14:36

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