How can one remove the animation when searching for a string in a web page in Google Chrome for Android?

For example searching for "law" with the "Find in page" Chrome feature on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States takes more than three second of scrolling down animation before showing the first occurrence of "law" in the page:

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  • I don't have time to write an answer but you could use a bookmarklet which would deliver whatever effect you interested in.
    – William
    Commented Jan 30, 2020 at 20:37

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This is a longstanding problem[1][2][3] with no solution in sight. Some Reddit users argue[1] that if you click on the sidebar instead of arrows on the top, you get the same no-smooth-scroll functionality. I tested this and this is true. But this becomes next to useless when the searched term occurs often and between very few lines, as tapping onto them using the side bar is neither convenient nor practical.

My solution is Kiwi Browser (based on Chromium) and as of version v77.0.3865.92, it has that same classic find-in-page scroll (instantly shows next occurrence instead of scrolling to it). I've been using it because of its support to Chrome Extensions. Firefox for Android also doesn't have this problem either. If the smooth scrolling is a deal breaker you can try these alternatives.

1: Chrome app "find in page" issue
2: scroll-behavior: smooth on Chrome can cause motion sickness issues
3: DISABLE search animation query

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