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Why doesn't Find show the number of results?

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Hello,

When I try to find results on a page, or within View Source, using Control+F, I don't see how many results have been returned. Sometimes, I'm looking at a dense page of code and I have to scan around just to make absolutely sure that there is or isn't a match for what I'm looking for.

I had a plugin in Firefox 56 that provided this feature, but it hasn't been updated since Quantum was released. However, this is something that I wouldn't expect to need a plugin for in the first place. Chrome and Internet Explorer both provide this detail when searching.

Am I missing a setting to enable this?

Hello, When I try to find results on a page, or within View Source, using Control+F, I don't see how many results have been returned. Sometimes, I'm looking at a dense page of code and I have to scan around just to make absolutely sure that there is or isn't a match for what I'm looking for. I had a plugin in Firefox 56 that provided this feature, but it hasn't been updated since Quantum was released. However, this is something that I wouldn't expect to need a plugin for in the first place. Chrome and Internet Explorer both provide this detail when searching. Am I missing a setting to enable this?

Chosen solution

That should still work.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
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Pkshadow
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Actually no idea. Firefox has always displayed source code in full when choose View Source Page. If you are looking for a section on the web page itself and want to inspect that part of the code right click and choose Inspect Element.

If trying to find errors in code run the address through https://validator.w3.org/ for HTML and for CSS https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ as they make the rules, standards,and practices for web page code.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Actually no idea. Firefox has always displayed source code in full when choose View Source Page. If you are looking for a section on the web page itself and want to inspect that part of the code right click and choose Inspect Element. If trying to find errors in code run the address through https://validator.w3.org/ for HTML and for CSS https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ as they make the rules, standards,and practices for web page code. Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

That should still work.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
That should still work. Start Firefox in <u>Safe Mode</u> to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance *do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems

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I restarted in Safe Mode, but had the same problem. Strangely, removing legacy add-ons that were no longer compatible resolved the problem. Everything is working again. Thank you, cor-el!

I restarted in Safe Mode, but had the same problem. Strangely, removing legacy add-ons that were no longer compatible resolved the problem. Everything is working again. Thank you, cor-el!