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avih

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Post Posted January 11th, 2004, 7:26 pm

Although i initially thought about this feature as an extension, I eventually wrote it as a bookmarklet. Hope you'll forgive me for posting on the extensions forum ;).

anyway, it highlights a section under the mouse with pale yellow (full width, 100 pixels high). suppose to help u better focus on the text, or as a teaching aid (might help dislectics as well?)

pls go here for a screenshot and the bookmarklet itself. (i couldn't post it here.. the board blocks it).

feedbacks are welcome. improvements even more ;)

enjoy,
avih

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Post Posted January 11th, 2004, 7:51 pm

Easiest install I ever saw. And it works perfectly. Totally amazing. Would that other extensions worked this well.
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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 12:14 am

one problem is that context menu doesn't recognize images or links while on highlight mode.

one idea: freeze/unfreeze the highlight with single clicks.

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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 3:14 am

yes, that's a problem i currently have. the yellow stripe is a layer on top of all other layers, so when you click, or right-click it goes to that layer, and not getting to the actual page. as i said, improvements (code) are welcome.

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Post Posted January 12th, 2004, 4:13 am

Thanks for this bookmarklet. However, when an area is highlighted, you can't select the text in that area.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2004, 2:56 am

I cannot drag and drop it into / as a bookmark? I use mouse gestures

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Post Posted January 18th, 2004, 7:40 am

Jokertej :

You can drag it onto your bookmark toolbar. I am using all-in-one gestures and have no problems doing that.

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Post Posted January 18th, 2004, 8:21 am

Jokertej wrote:I cannot drag and drop it into / as a bookmark? I use mouse gestures
I suppose you have configured gestures for left mouse button. In this case, hold down the button for about a second before moving. This cancels the gesture and lets you drag links or images.
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Post Posted January 18th, 2004, 10:54 am

Got it working and it's really usefull (and fun to look at :))

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