Sunday, February 14, 2021

Chrome Scroll to Text Fragment - Redux

Last year I posted on how to create a link to scroll directly to a text fragment using Chrome.

At that time, there wasn't a tool to help with this. I noted that I did it with Notepad.

Thankfully, that has changed. Now there's a Chrome extension from Google that will do that for you.

With that extension installed, all you have to do is highlight the desired text and right click on it.

Then your clipboard has a link that will take the browser to the selected text.

Here's what it looks like:

That was easy. But wait, there's more.

Look at the part of the generated URL that I highlighted with the red box.

This extension has inserted "ezoic-pub-ad-placeholder" in the URL.

Now go Google that. Ezoic is an ad tracker.

Shame on you Google!

I still use that extension. Now I just take that string out of the generated URL.

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