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"Find" highlighting broken

Lately, when I've tried using "Find" (ctrl+F) to locate words on various websites, the highlighting has been undependable. Sometimes it will highlight the first instance of the word, then not highlight any others, and sometimes it won't highlight any instances of the word at all. I can tell that it is still locating the words, because the page moves around in the usual way. It's just that the actual highlighting itself is missing.

I'm using Firefox 3.0.6 and Windows XP Pro.

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  • Lauren Chang Feb 11, 2009

    Thank you for your advice, Undercut. When I looked up what version of Firefox I was using to add it to my problem, I realized that I had been upgraded from 3.0.4 to 3.0.6 without knowing it. I believe that is the root of the problem. I've experienced a few other issues (Screengrab! add-on not working) that started recently and may also be due to the upgrade. If I don't find a better option, I will go back to 3.0.4 tomorrow.

    For the record, I'm sure that it's not the resolution. Occasionally I can see that word that it just found for me, but the highlighting just isn't appearing. Firefox is usually so reliable. :(


  • Lauren Chang Apr 09, 2009

    Hi Peapod. I'm not quite certain what you mean by "bullet." But I am certain that it is "broken." I am very familiar with this feature and how it usually functions. Thanks so much for your advice though! :)

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It is not broken! you just need to click that bullet down to see other search terms.

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Have you tried re-installing FireFox? If not, give that a go. Otherwise, you may be better off contacting Mozilla. Check your screen resolution too. Running a low res these days can sometimes mean webpages wont display properly on Firefox, and it will sometimes highlight the words even if they are out of the windows view range. Try pressing "Ctrl-" a few times to zoom out and get a better view, then try again to see if you can spot the green highlights.
Hope that helps.

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Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know


Using keyboard shortcuts can often cut the time it takes to do something on a computer in half. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.
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