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How to Disable Chrome Scroll to Text Fragment

It is debatable whether or not Chrome’s new scrolltotextfragment feature is a significant security concern. When in doubt, play it safe. This quick post explains how to disable (or enable) Chrome’s scroll-to-text-fragment functionality.

To Disable

  1. Open Chrome and visit chrome://flags/
  2. Look for the section, “ScrollToTextFragment”, or just enter chrome://flags/#enable-text-fragment-anchor in the address bar
  3. Select “Disabled” from the dropdown menu

Done!

To Enable

  1. Open Chrome and visit chrome://flags/
  2. Look for the section, “ScrollToTextFragment”, or just enter chrome://flags/#enable-text-fragment-anchor in the address bar
  3. Select “Enabled” from the dropdown menu

That’s all there is to it.

Happy browsing, people :)

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Jeff Starr = Web Developer. Security Specialist. WordPress Buff.
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One response to “How to Disable Chrome Scroll to Text Fragment”

  1. Thanks for this information Jeff!!!

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