In the last couple days I noticed text being highlighted from search results I click on from Google.

For example, when I click on StackOverflow link from Google search:

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(The yellow was added by Google, not StackOverflow.)

How can I disable this? I don't really like it indicating that some text is more important than other text.


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This is now controlled by a registry key, per https://cloud.google.com/docs/chrome-enterprise/policies/?policy=ScrollToTextFragmentEnabled

In windows in a powershell admin console:

New-Item -Path HKLM:\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ -Force

New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ -Name ScrollToTextFragmentEnabled -Value 0 -PropertyType DWORD -Force

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