I'm just learning to use IDA and according to the book, when using Search function (Search>text..., for example) I should see a window with the found results, like this: screenshot from the book

However, when the search is over, if something is found, I only see in the bottom Search completed text and if I scroll the IDA View-A window, I can see that the text is highlighted. Text string gethostbyname was searched here: screenshot of IDA in use I cannot see all the instances at the same time as expected.

The version I use is IDA 5.0, free version; it's the same version that the book was based on. How can I get the results to show?

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you may need to check the checkmark find all occurances
else ida stops when it finds the first occurance and the window doesnt open up

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