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    Does anybody know of an addon for Firefox that highlights the search query text on your search results page? Example: I type the name John Doe in Google. I get 100 pages available to search. I select one and it takes me to an article the mentions John Doe. It would be great to have the words John Doe highlighted in the article so I don't have to read the whole thing to see where John Doe's name is mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Cocca View Post
    Does anybody know of an addon for Firefox that highlights the search query text on your search results page? Example: I type the name John Doe in Google. I get 100 pages available to search. I select one and it takes me to an article the mentions John Doe. It would be great to have the words John Doe highlighted in the article so I don't have to read the whole thing to see where John Doe's name is mentioned.
    No, but in Opera if you were to go to a page with John Doe in it and use the find tool on that page it would highlight all the instances on the page (and not just the first one like the find feature in Firefox).


    You might find Opera helpful in this respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Cocca View Post
    Does anybody know of an addon for Firefox that highlights the search query text on your search results page?
    Because Google searches return slightly-differently-spelled-and-punctuated terms, I suspect you will not find a tool that can always tell you "why did Google list this page." That said, the following article has two suggestions for highlighting what you typed in your query: Google Toolbar, or GreaseMonkey + a downloadable userscript. There also is a solution for Chrome.

    3 Tools To Highlight Google Search Terms On The Target Page

    (If you don't already have GreaseMonkey, you will find that there is a community of developers creating all sorts of useful little scripts for it. And you can tweak them yourself if you know a little JavaScript.)

    If you try any of those, let us know which is best.

    Oh, and if you do use Firefox's Find feature (Ctrl+F), there is a button to highlight all the matching terms in the page.

    Edit: Another GreaseMonkey script here: Greasemonkey Hacks/Search - WikiContent #Highlight Search Terms

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