I just restarted Chrome, and now all kinds of elements on all websites are emphasized:
What is going on? This even applies to system menus, not just web sites.
I broke my fonts when I prepared my answer to this question.
My Arial font was gone and substituted with Arial Italic. Re-installing Arial fixed the issue. It was just a coincidence that Chrome used Arial for the rendering of the test in question.
I don't think that's Chrome - pop open an IE window, go to www.google.com and do a search for 'chrome everything is emphasized' - you'll see the same thing.
It's the Google results.
I understand the emphasis on the search terms, and I suspect that the word 'all' is emphasized because it's related to the search term 'everything'.
Yes. If I change the search in IE to 'chrome something is emphasized' then the word 'all' is no longer emphasized in the results. So it's doing a sort of thesaurus thing to figure out what to emphasize in search results.
I don't see any way to turn that off in the Google search settings. I expect there isn't any way to do so.