Finding text in Firefox

Sometimes when trying to find a text string in Firefox, by using the Edit – Find command, it’s difficult to locate the result on the screen because of the text highlighting colour. One of the things I really like about Linux, and many of its associated programs, is that it is often easy to apply some form of customization. However, that’s not to say that the process is necessarily intuitive – and this is certainly the case for changing Firefox’s text highlight colour.

Fortunately, “Matt_G”, an Administrator on Mozilla’s Support Forum, has the answer. Just follow these steps:

(1) Enter about:config into Firefox’s address bar

(2) Promise to be careful!

(3) Scroll down to ui.textSelectBackgroundAttention, right-click on this line and select Modify (or if this data element isn’t present, add it by right-clicking on any data element and selecting New – String)

(4) Change the string value for ui.textSelectBackgroundAttention to Red (or any other colour or hexidecimal colour value)

(5) Close the about:config tab

Now, when you search for a text string on a web page, the result will be highlighted in red – and easy to find!


How can I change the firefox text find color?

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