The ability to exchange links to interesting pages is a useful and important tool on the Internet. But the Google Chrome browser decided to expand this feature by forming links to specific pieces of text on a web page.
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The new function is called Scroll to Text Fragment (scrolling to a fragment of text). Initially, it is not very easy to learn, but we will show and teach how to easily use this tool. Such an opportunity seems to be in demand, because often people simply cannot find the information they need on the page offered to them.
If you did not know, then the Scroll to Text Fragment function works only in Google Chrome, and it appeared in this browser only in June 2020. The tool creates a special link that asks Google Chrome not only to open the page, but also to scroll through it, highlighting a certain piece. Now Google uses similar links in search results in its browser, so sometimes you’ll navigate directly to the fragment of text you need on the page after clicking on one of the links offered by the request. But you can use this function on your own by sharing the link with friends, colleagues or relatives.
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How to link to a specific section of a webpage in Chrome using the Link to Text Fragment extension
1. Open the Google Chrome browser and go to the Link to Text Fragment extension page.
2. Click Install.
3. Open the site for which you want to create a link and select a piece of text. It can be either a single word or a whole paragraph.
4. Right-click on the selected text and select the item in the context menu Copy Link to Selected Text.
Done! The resulting link was copied to the clipboard.
Depending on how much text you select, your link will look something like this:
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How to link to a specific piece of webpage text in Chrome using a special bookmark
There is an alternative way to create such links. To do this, you need to install a special bookmarklet in Google Chrome. In fact, this is the bookmark behind which the Java Script code is hidden.
1. Activate the bookmarks bar if it is inactive in Google Chrome.
In the browser settings in the menu “Appearance” check the state of the switch opposite the option Show Bookmarks Bar. If you do not see this panel, then it can be activated by pressing a key combination Ctrl + Shift + B.
In the menu bar, select “Look” and check the box next to “Always show the bookmarks bar” or use the keyboard shortcut Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + B.
2. Go to the Paul Kinlan developer site page. Find a link on it Find in page and drag it to your Chrome bookmarks bar. Especially for you, we have already highlighted it just using the tool we are considering.
3. To create a link, go to the page you need, select the text you are interested in and click on Find in Page on the bookmarks bar. For convenience, you can rename the bookmark.
A new page will open, similar to the original, but with the text highlighted in yellow. And in the address bar just you can find a useful URL. It can be copied and transferred as intended. Now when someone opens this link, a page with the text highlighted on it will open.