This extension allows for easily creating a special link to the currently selected text on a page via the context menu. When opening such a special link, a compatible browser will scroll the selected text into view and highlight it.
1) Select the text that you want to link to.
2) Right-click and choose "Copy Link to Selected Text" from the context menu.
3) If the link creation succeeded, the selected text will be briefly highlighted in yellow.
4) Paste your link wherever you want to share it.
Pro-tip: use a keyboard shortcut (by default: Command+Shift+L or Ctrl+Shift+L).
Background article: https://web.dev/text-fragments/
Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5DmGqnzvBI
For more information, see the Text Fragments specification (https://wicg.github.io/scroll-to-text-fragment/) where this feature is described.
This extension is open-source (https://github.com/GoogleChromeLabs/link-to-text-fragment) and licensed under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license.
Updated the text fragment generation library.
Ratings and Reviews
Great but Safari ignores the tag
I doubt this is the fault of the app developer; I suspect the issue is with Apple. I find this works well for pages viewed in Chrome but I'm running current versons of Big Sur and Safari annd Chrome on a MacBook Pro and Safari doesn't, as Chrome does, display correctly the URLs I've generated with Link Text Fragment display. When Chrome loads the URL, the page jumps to the designated anchor, where the text is highlighted). Paste the same URL in Safari and the correct page is displayed from the top. It doesn't jump to the designated anchor, nor is the text highlighted. I'll text it on my iOS devices and the non-Apple devices I keep around for test views and if I have good results, I'll update.
App has 1 job - Nope - Can't do it!
How is this possible? The app has literally one job: Provide me with the link! That's it! Nope. Could not do it. I am a reasonable person and will happily change my review to 4-5 stars if they will get it to work and/or show me how to use it.
Not working in Safari 15
I just installed the app, but I can't even turn it on. It's not showing up in the Safari extension preferences. Very strange.
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- 12.1 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
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