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How can someone search a page with tabs, if keyword is on an unopened tab?

I'm testing the Content Formatting for Confluence plug-in, and I love the look of a page with tabs (using Tab Container and several Tabs Pages). Most of our employees have been using Ctrl + F to search for keywords on a page, but when they're not actually on the tab that has the keyword, the search results are useless. I don't know how to get around this. Search Box only searches Spaces. 

Help, please!

2 answers

Hi @Kristin h 

Hi @dellagustin_sap 

Unfortunately I only saw your entry now. In your both cases our solution could be helpful for your and your colleagues. You can do very easy granular setting of filter, e.g. searching in a space. 

iFinder Confluence Search is available at Atlassian Marketplace and you can start directly with a trial.

Our article in the Atlassian community will give you more information. If you like a demo first, please contact us at

Best regards


I took a look at the articles but i don't see how this helps navigate to text within tabs. Can you explain?

I'd like to deliver my searcher directly to the tab which contains the text with a click.

Hi @Dylan Maxwell,

The search must first always be executed via our search UI using the searchbar. Clicking on the corresponding search result will take you to the desired content in Confluence.
However, we have not tested "Content Formatting for Confluence" ourselves yet. 

Have you tested this with other tabbed content? 

Since confluence pages with tabs don't change url when tabs change, the search functions i've seen just take you to the first or recent tab and can't explore further. 

They can find the search term within the html but can't bring you to that specific tab.

Hi @Dylan Maxwell

i did a test now "Content Formatting for Confluence" with "iFinder Confluence Search".

All content will be found and displayed with a text snippet in the result list. But click on it, you will get the confluence site with the 1st tab and not to the tab where the result is based. 

I tried using the Page Tree Search macro.

It does find the content in non-selected tabs, but clicking the result does not select the tab where the content is.

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