I am having difficulty placing the following URL in my post here, which if I copy and paste the link into my Google Chrome, it works perfectly fine.


As opposed to showing the start of the page, the link above is actually a link to a highlighted text in the middle of the page as illustrated below.

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I have tried the following variation but it does not work.

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    @bobble I am guessing that the issue is if you highlight the link and paste it in the address bar in chrome, it will jump to relevant text and highlight it. But if you click on it, that doesn't work. Is that right user578? Nov 23, 2021 at 1:57
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    @bobble The OP since updated the link in their post with a tinyurl link which makes it work. Nov 23, 2021 at 1:59
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    Here's an example that works: https://superuser.com/questions/1305867/what-is-the-maximum-size-of-a-zip-file-on-windows-10-pro-64-bit#:~:text=4%20GB%20size%20is%20a,about%2016%20exabytes%20size%20limitation --- superuser.com/questions/1305867/…
    – Rob
    Nov 23, 2021 at 2:14
  • @Rob that's exactly what I am looking for. May I know what you are using as the link to the highlighted text?
    – afp_2008
    Nov 23, 2021 at 5:24
  • @Rob is there an online tool that makes my URL compatible with StackExchange URL format?
    – afp_2008
    Nov 23, 2021 at 5:40
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    I simply searched for: "~:text" and looked for a post at Stack Exchange / Overflow using Chrome browser to test and verify the link, then I copied it into a comment (and retested it).
    – Rob
    Nov 23, 2021 at 6:19
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    Related usage info: stackoverflow.com/a/62162093/3648282
    – Rob
    Nov 23, 2021 at 7:47