Microsoft plans to bring back "Find on Page" feature in IE9, but it might come much later

Microsoft plans to bring back
For any Windows Phone 7 user out there, it might not be something used on a consistent basis, but the “Find on Page” feature with IE8 is nevertheless something handy to have on. However, it seems that Microsoft decided to remove this feature entirely with IE9 in Windows Phone Mango.

Fortunately, Microsoft has heard the complaints from numerous people and plans to bring back the feature sometime down the road. Well, the good news is that IE9 is capable of being upgraded independently of the operating system – meaning, it can potentially be brought back with some sort of update. However, it’s also possible that they will simply hold off from doing that, and instead, bring it back with the arrival of “Tango” way down in the road.

Nonetheless, we can only hope that Microsoft can quickly quash this issue by rolling out an update along with some other post Mango bug fixes included. In the meantime, you’re going to need to have some patience in finding specific text in HTML web pages with IE9.

source: Windows Team Blog via WP Central



1. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I'm so getting a windows phone!!!

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Why would you ever get rid of it in the first place? (CTRL + F) ftw

3. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

i dont understand why they remove stuff anyway its getting kind of ridiculos... i pay all this money to get the stuff and find out that they removed something... thats why i love lenix operating systems there freaking great

4. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

android does have a mock lenix system and its great.

5. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Huh ? I have the find on page feature on my internet explorer 9 ???

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

this is mobile ie9

8. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

ok, i see.

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

by all means get one.. but microsoft did a bad move here... they got rid of this feature and they got rid of the tabs button.. u have to go into a menu to reach it--- unbelievably annoying... they also got rid of the stupid forward button... also very annoying... but the buy far most annoying thing is that if u go home and then go back to the internet pressing the back button will bring u home and not to the previous page-- and there is no way to get around that.... microsoft why wud u ruin the nodo browser!!

9. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Get a wave phone with dolphin browser instead. That is a really good browser !

11. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

peter. no one here cares about bada. maybe you should comment on a bada article and not on a wp7 article, oh wait, no one cares enough to write alot of articles on it... Ios Andriod wp7 & bb7 are the future!

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010


14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well microsoft deserves it... ie9 is not any faster and is just more annoying.. it is my least favorite part of the operating system

13. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

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