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Ctrl + F find/search function not showing matches

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I'm sure this has been solved elsewhere, but the search function on this site is miserable, and Google has been no help.

I am able to pull up the Ctrl+F searchbar, I am able to type no problem, etc. It gives the appearance of working properly. When I type a word into the searchbar, it does indicate the number of matches it has found within the little search pane, but it does not actually highlight or show any of the matches. Clicking "highlight all" does nothing, and trying to scroll down/up matches doesn't move the screen at all or show any of the page text changing. In essence, it's telling me that it found matches, but it won't tell me where.

Does anyone know how to fix this? TIA

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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

You can check for problems with preferences. You can delete possible user.js and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename/remove the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in current Firefox releases.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.


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