“I know it’s here…somewhere!”
“I know it’s here…somewhere!”
The search field in Camino’s toolbar gives you the ability to search for pages on the world wide web with ease. Simply click on the search field that says “Google” in the top right corner of the application and begin typing in the item you’d like to search for. Pressing return will take you to the Google search results page; your search will be transmitted to Google over an encrypted (“secure”) connection.
The search field is attached to the location field on the toolbar and cannot be moved or removed separately. However, the field can be resized; simply click on the splitter (“dot”) between the location and search fields and drag left or right. Dragging the splitter all the way to the right collapses the search field. If the search field is collapsed, click on the splitter and drag to the left to increase the size of the field. On Mac OS X 10.5 and higher, double-clicking on the splitter will expand a collapsed search field and collapse an expanded search field.
Searching for images is almost identical to the method used to search for pages. Simply click the small magnifing glass icon on the search field and select Google Images from the drop-down menu. Then search as normal.
Searching for items on the current page using Google is almost identical to the method used to search for pages or images. Simply click the small magnifing glass icon in the search field and select Search this Site from the drop-down menu. Then search as normal (see above image for an example).
If you want to search for more information about something mentioned on the page you’re reading, just select the text (for instance, highlight “splitter” in the second paragraph on this page) and then ctrl-click on the selection and choose Search from the context menu. Camino will now search Google (or your current search engine, if you’ve changed the active search engine) using the highlighted text and open the results in a new tab or window, depending on your tabs preferences.
If you want to add other search engines to the search field, please read the documentation on customizing the search field.
Camino uses a Find bar at the bottom of the browser window to find text on the current page. ⌘F opens the Find bar, and Camino starts finding as you type a search term. Pressing ⌘G (or clicking the Next button in the Find bar) will find the next match, and pressing ⌘⇧G (or clicking the Previous button in the Find bar) will find the previous instance of your search term.
Find-As-You-Type allows you to search within a document without opening the Find bar or using ⌘F:
After the slash key, everything you type becomes part of the search string, and Camino will highlight the first occurrence it can find in the document, scrolling to the text if it needs to. If the string is not found, the status bar will tell you. You may press delete at any time to remove characters from the end of the search string. Camino will scroll to find the closest match for the new search string. You may press esc at any time to stop the search, or let it time out automatically, which takes about 5 seconds. To find the next instance of your search string, press ⌘G, and to find the previous instance, press ⌘⇧G.
To search for a specific history item, you must be viewing history. To bring up the History view, either press ⌘Y or select Show History from the History menu. When in the History view, there is a search field in the bottom right corner of the application. From there you can search Camino’s history items, and you can choose the search criteria (all, title, location) by clicking on the magnifying glass.
To search for a specific bookmark, the Bookmarks Manager must be active and the bookmarks collection you wish to search must be selected. To open the Bookmarks Manager, either press ⌘B, select Show Bookmark Manager from the Bookmarks menu, or select the Bookmarks icon from the toolbar. When in the Bookmarks Manager, there is a search field in the bottom right corner of the application. For more information on finding bookmarks, see our documentation on bookmarks.