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Author Topic: Firefox - Searching cached content  (Read 2422 times)

nosh

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Firefox - Searching cached content
« on: July 02, 2008, 04:52:49 AM »
Is there any way (besides using desktop search apps) to search the Firefox cache based on content?

Thumbstrips provides a fantastic interface for this (shows the visited site thumbnails and limits the ones shown in real-time as I type in the search box) but it's not really meant for this and only works for the current browsing session.

I don't expect anything that intuitive, any in-browser solution to search the cache would be fine. Searching on URL+Title just isn't good enough.

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Re: Firefox - Searching cached content
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 09:38:02 AM »

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Re: Firefox - Searching cached content
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 09:56:45 AM »
There's an add-on for everything... :)

I'm using this one and it's quite OK...

https://addons.mozil...S/firefox/addon/2489

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Re: Firefox - Searching cached content
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 10:14:20 AM »
Thanks guys. Neither of these let me search through the actual page content though. :( I'm looking to find pages based on text content coz that's what I tend to remember. Eg: I may have visited 40 DC pages but if I type in "add-on for everything" I would like this one to show up.

Guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and go in for a desktop search app. Trying out Copernic at the moment as they seem to have a newer version, it's been indexing my drives for the past couple of hours and hasn't frozen the PC so far, so maybe it's not so bad. ;) Thanks again for replying.