Global, in-page search and previous content Aside from Safari, all browsers on test offer search engines, enabling you to switch the Google box for an alternative.
Safari makes up for that omission with a decent suggestions drop-down (with recent searches) from the search box, a trait it shares with Firefox.
Safari fares much better with in-page search – the browser clearly highlights all instances of a term. Opera matches Safari here for functionality, if not aesthetics, and Firefox provides useful type-ahead search, but only highlights one instance of your term.
All browsers make address bar suggestions from browsing history and/or bookmarks, and three stand out:
Safari provides a clear list showing a top hit and results from your History and Bookmarks; Opera doesn't categorise its list, but does take into account page content, making it possible to search via keywords within web pages along with site names or domains; and Firefox just finds stuff with almost uncanny accuracy – doubly so if you use its tagging system.