Find text on a webpage in Windows Internet Explorer 9

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button Picture of the Tools button, point to File, and then click Find on this page.
  3. In the Find search box, type the word or phrase you want to find on this page. The number of matches found will appear next to the Options button, and the page will automatically scroll to the first occurrence of the word or phrase.

  4. To go to the next or previous instance of the word or phrase, click the Next or Previous button.


  • You can also open the Find search box by pressing Ctrl+F.

To fine-tune your matches

To narrow your search on a page, you can limit matches to whole words only, or match case or capitalization.

Click the Options button, and then select one or both of the following:

  • Match whole word only

    This will only show matches that are complete words, and not part of another word or phrase.

  • Match case

    This will only show matches that use the same combination of capital and lowercase letters that you typed into the search box.