I am brand new to Ubuntu running v16.04. Please be clear and specific in your answer.

I need a web browser that will search within the current page.

Any suggestions, please?

Thank you very much.

Tom Duda

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    Why can't you use Ctrl+F in Chrome or FIrefox? Could you be more specific about what you want? – dc95 May 10 '16 at 19:02
  • For example, a page that has – Tom D May 10 '16 at 19:19
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    You ca search that in Chrome using Ctrl+F. I am using Chrome and I was able to search it. – dc95 May 10 '16 at 19:21
  • I believe Opera has the same capability as pointed out by @DarshilChauhan – pfeiffep May 10 '16 at 19:22
  • You may also open a text file with Chromium and search using Ctrl-f – pfeiffep May 10 '16 at 19:36

How did you install the Opera browser? Using wget or by downloading the .deb package from http://www.opera.com/computer/linux ? There was a bug in Ubuntu 16.04 Software Center that was not allowing .deb packages to be installed so the workaround was opening a terminal, entering sudo dpkg -i and dragging the downloaded .deb file onto the terminal to install Opera. Source: Problem with deb packages on Ubuntu 16.04.

In dash, try searching for 'browser' and see if Opera and other browsers are listed. If not, open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and enter sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade. Then try to install Opera again. You may have to remove Opera first if it did indeed install with sudo apt-get remove opera-stable.

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