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Automatically highlight and count all occurrences of the selected text with just a click (substitute for Ctrl-F with highlight option). Another click in the document removes highlighting.
About this Add-on
In addition, HighlightAll displays in the status bar how many times the selected text was found.
Enabling/disabling can be done with a customizable keyboard shortcut, or you can set it to be always active.
The extension works also in source code viewing (for developers).
Note also that HighlightAll keeps the selection active once the job is done, so you can still copy/paste it.
In case you find a bug which is not already mentioned below, please use this form to contact me: http://jgoudey.free.fr/highlightall/contact.php5
I'll try to work it out.
- Count of the occurrences is not displayed anymore with Firefox 9. Will be fixed in the next release.
- Sometimes if you select text over sections with different styles, you cannot remove highlighting by clicking in the document (you can reload the page with F5 if needed).
It is due to Firefox built-in highlighting technique (you can test it with the usual Ctrl-F and highlight option), which this extension uses. The issue happens mostly in source code viewing.
However, most of the time you will only select one single word, so there should be no trouble.
- Conflicts with FLST extension (after clicking on a tab, highlighting cannot be removed). I recommend LastTab extension in replacement.
- Words highlighted in text boxes are not counted.