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On-screen highlighter marker

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Core
Selection
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enhancement
15 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Mark Peterson, Unassigned)

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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
This would replicate the functionality of a Microsoft component  for IE ("Web 
Accessories for Internet Explorer"). It's the on-screen equivalent of a yellow 
highlighter marker.

"Text Highlighter - This Web Accessory lets you highlight text in a document 
just like you would in Microsoft Word. It's easy. Select your text, then right-
click and choose Highlight. This tool is very useful for reading long 
documents. "
(from: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/previous/webaccess/ie5wa.asp)

Comment 1

15 years ago
And what's the purpose of this? Would I be able to mark text on a site and then
return the other day with the text still marked? 

Or is this a per-session (e.g. useless) feature?

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 105580

Comment 2

15 years ago
Even if it's per-session, it's not entirely useless, especially if the
highlighter effects are printable.

I am confirming this because it sounds like a reasonably valid feature,
especially since Microsoft offers it as an add-on.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Assignee: mjudge → nobody
QA Contact: pmac → selection
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