Google-chrome – How to disable go to next search result with Cmd+F in Google Chrome

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Something seems to have changed recently with Chrome in how Cmd+F works.

To reproduce:

Before:

  1. Cmd+F opens search box.
  2. Perform a search (i.e. "stack")
  3. Doing Cmd+F again would do nothing other than focusing the search box.

Now:

  1. Cmd+F opens search box.
  2. Perform a search (i.e. "stack")
  3. Doing Cmd+F again navigates you to the next search result.

I'm finding this really annoying – out of habit, I usually just do Cmd+F to make sure the search box is focused before I change the text in it, and this causes jumps around the page due to it


Demo of the issue:

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All I am doing in that video is pressing Command+F over and over after doing a search.

Best Answer

  • This appears to be a bug introduced in version 78.0.3869.0 of Chrome for Mac

    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1043550#c3