Highlight parts of a page

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Highlight parts of a page

Post by addonsfan » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:00 am

I would like to hold some hotkey (e.g. "shift") and highlight some part of a page, and have it highlight much like the "toggle highlighting of search..." feature. I would find this useful while writing a report, and being able to highlight useful information while doing research.

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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by Jasmine » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:55 am

I dont understand what it used for...
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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by addonsfan » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:09 am

If you are reading from a piece of paper, or book, while doing research... sometimes you would highlight parts of the text with a highliter, to make it easier to find important information. I think the same should be implemented into web browsers.

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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by tuck » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:19 am

Would this be seperate from the highligh function in the context menu? Are you just asking for a different way to do it?

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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by addonsfan » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:30 pm

Kinda like the highligh feature from the context menu, but it doesn't exactly work as I would like it to. I just want to be able to highlight the current text only, but the current highlight feature highlights all matches. For example, if you highlight some word like "apple", it highlights all words on the page that are "apple".

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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by Crs » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:38 pm

I'm using this add-on for that feature.
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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by abfan123 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:39 pm

Thanks for the addon, Crs.
I've just finished writing another script for highlighting, But your script is definitely better!
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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by addonsfan » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:51 pm

Thanks! It works great. I was thinking about making an addon for this, but I just don't have any time anymore. I hope you don't mind if I add a couple features...

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Re: Highlight parts of a page

Post by Crs » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:59 am

addonsfan wrote:I hope you don't mind if I add a couple features...
You can do whatever you want. :wink:
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