Chrome Scroll to Text Fragment

Google’s Chrome 80 introduced a new deep linking feature called “Scroll to Text Fragment.” That description struggles to describe what it does.

Basically, it lets you specify a link that will position a web page at a string that you choose.

Here’s a screen shot that doesn’t use it.

Here’s a screen shot that scrolls to “Beat”.

Notice that the requested string is highlighted.

Now for the bad news. It’s really hard to use.

Here’s the URL that I used in the above example.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/20/psa-yes-you-can-join-a-zoom-meeting-in-the-browser/#:~:text=Beat

And I can’t find a tool that lets you easily construct that URL. I use Notepad.

Originally published at https://blog.benmoore.info.

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