]Highlights is an ultra-light-weight multi-color highlighting extension for Firefox. Highlight selected text on web pages with a right-click. Highlights are saved in a user-defined folder and saved highlights are automatically loaded when page is revisited.
To highlight text on a web page, select the text, right-click ('Ctrl+Click', on Mac OS X) and select 'Highlight' menu from the popup.
Saved highlights are loaded by default when revisiting the page(s).
Note: The default action can be changed in Highlights Preferences (menu bar 'Tools > Highlights Preferences') by unchecking the 'Show highlights on page (re)load' check box.
Note: If the page has no previously saved highlights and the 'Show Highlights' menu is clicked, a message will be shown to the user saying 'No saved highlights found for the page.'
Change highlight color:
The default highlight color (yellow) can be changed by clicking on the 'Highlights' icon on the status bar, which brings up a color picker. Choose a new highlight color, select text and highlight. The newly highlighted text and all subsequent highlights will appear in the chosen color.
Share highlights with friends/family:
By default, highlights from web pages are saved in a users' 'home' folder, under a directory named 'highlights'. The home location can be changed by users in the Highlights Preferences ('Tools > Highlights Preferences'. Highlights are saved as file with a '.hld' extension. For easier identification the file is given a name similar to the 'url' of the web page.
Select the respective file and share it with anyone. The receiving user will need to drop the highlights file in their 'highlights' folder. They must also have this add-on in Firefox to view the highlights correctly.
If the default action of 'Highlights' is modified to not load highlights on page (re)loads, highlights can be removed temporarily by refreshing the web page using 'F5' key or 'Ctrl+R' ('Cmd+R', on Mac OS X).
To permanently remove highlights for a web page remove (delete) the corresponding highlights file (.hld) from the 'highlights' folder.
1. By default, saved highlights are reloaded every time the page is visited. To turn off auto-reload of highlights un-check the 'Show highlights on page (re)load' check box.
2. To improve performance, highlighted text is not saved to the highlights file (.hld). To change this default behavior, check 'Save highlighted text to highlights file' check box.
3. The default home of 'Highlights' where all highlights files are stored is the 'highlights' folder under the users' home directory. The home location can be modified by changing the 'Highlights home' preference of 'Highlights'. The preferences can be accessed from the menu bar by clicking 'Tools > Highlights Preferences'.
To find out how to use/access a Highlights feature, check the help section. Highlights help is available through the menu bar, 'Help' > 'Highlights Help'.
· Mozilla Firefox
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Annotations links appear for all highlights (regardless of whether notes were added).
· Erratic behavior around 'Shift' key press to reveal 'Highlight & Annotate' and 'Highllight With Color' context menu items.