Super Simple Highlighter

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NB: THIS EXTENSION *DOES* SUPPORT KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS - It's integrated into Chrome's 'Extensions' page at the bottom of the main 'Settings' page, under 'Keyboard shortcuts'. There's nothing I can do to automate access to it. Also, it DOES NOT (current) SYNC across devices. Your highlights remain stored on the device you made them on. If you uninstall chrome, you lose the highlights. Please keep this in mind. This is an extension that can highlight selected blocks of text on a webpage, and attempt to restore them on each visit. It is...

Super Simple Highlighter Review

NB: THIS EXTENSION *DOES* SUPPORT KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS - It's integrated into Chrome's 'Extensions' page at the bottom of the main 'Settings' page, under 'Keyboard shortcuts'. There's nothing I can do to automate access to it. Also, it DOES NOT (current) SYNC across devices. Your highlights remain stored on the device you made them on. If you uninstall chrome, you lose the highlights. Please keep this in mind.

This is an extension that can highlight selected blocks of text on a webpage, and attempt to restore them on each visit. It is version 3 of my old extension 'Simple Highlighter', rewritten from the ground up to remove all the stuff that no one used, or had stopped working. Most importantly, it's maintainable.

To use, simply select some text, and choose the highlight style to apply from the context menu (right button click). To alter or remove an applied style, place the pointer over it, and right click. Applied highlights should (fingers crossed) reappear when the page is reloaded. Depending on the page design, this may not be possible, so please check beforehand (eg: refresh the page and see if it works).

Existing highlights are shown in a popup window, which is opened by clicking on the marker pen icon in the address bar. If it's not visible, Chrome may have hidden it in the main menu, so check there (and right click on it to keep it in the address bar).

The extension's options page allows management of highlight styles & shortcuts, and the URLs of pages containing highlights.

NB: This extension stores the URL of each page that contains highlights, and the text within these highlights. This data is NOT synced across your other copies of Chrome. It is ONLY stored on your specific computer. It is also NOT encrypted. Sensitive information should NOT be associated with it. Please keep this in mind. Also, it is NOT compatible with highlights from version 2. Highlights made in the old version will NOT be accessible in the new version. You can install both at the same time (though it's not advisable).

"Promotional Image (Highlighter)" (https://www.flickr.com/photos/colemama/5264395373/) by Marie Coleman (https://www.flickr.com/photos/colemama/) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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