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Searching the contents of the current page for text, but some words hidden/backgrounded.

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Often when Searching the contents of the current web page for text, some words are hidden or backgrounded, and not visible, as we cycle through the search counter.

How can we reveal those words on the page, that are hidden like ghosts? Thank you.

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Are you sure that these results aren't hidden because of search settings like "Match Case" or "whole Words" ?

If you use Quick Find then these settings are hidden and you need to open the Find bar via Ctrl+F.

If the results are in an iframe and aren't visible (i.e. you need to scroll this frame) then they might not be found.

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 or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window