Find In Numbers Extension

Find In Numbers

Find In Numbers is an extension for Firefox, Thunderbird, Songbird and Flock, which tries to answer to a simple question: How many times does this page match the term I’m searching for?

Find In Numbers Preview

Rationale

When you’re looking for something on a web page, one thing you may ask yourself is how relevant this page is to what I’m searching for.  One easy way to help you in making this decision is how many times this phrase appears on the web page.  This feature exists in Apple’s Safari, for example.  Firefox, by default, does not provide you with this information.  An extension to do that would help a lot of users.  Find In Numbers is such an extension, which provides an unobtrusive match count for anything typed into browser’s Find Toolbar which updates as you type your search phrase.

How to Get It?

Firefox and Thunderbird

Installing Find In Numbers is as simple as installing any other Firefox or Thunderbird extension.  Simply, view the Find In Numbers extension’s page on AMO, and grab the latest version from there.  The latest version currently is 1.4.

Songbird

Download Find In Numbers extension from the Songbird’s add-ons site, and save it to your hard disk.  Then open Songbird, and from the Tools menu, select Add-ons, and then click the Install button, and select the downloaded file.  Songbird should be restarted after this step.  Please note that you should be running Songbird 0.6 or later.

Flock

I’m currently in the process of uploading this extension to the Flock add-ons website, but until then, you can download the extension from AMO.

How It Works

To use this extension, open the Find Toolbar (by pressing Ctrl+F for example) and type something in the search box.  You will see a small match count appears on the Find Toolbar.  This extension works on both Firefox 2 and 3, and is known to work with extensions such as /Find Bar/ and Find Toolbar Tweaks.

Screenshots

For screenshots of Find In Numbers in Thunderbird, Songbird and Flock, check out my blog post.

Find In Numbers: Close-up View
The match count shown on the Find Toolbar after installing Find In Numbers

Find In Numbers: Full ViewFind In Numbers does not get in your way

Known Problems

None so far.

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6 comments on “Find In Numbers Extension
  1. Sam says:

    It does not display count when searching in XML page

  2. Jonas says:

    Does not work anymore with FF 26! Please fix it.

  3. Phil says:

    Broken in 25.0b1. Find bar doesn’t show up if the add-on is enabled. Mozilla changed the way find bar looks.