In evaluation mode, protecting time spent in usage Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is somewhat of a response to “Decayed and Died”

I’m a little new to using Wired-Marker but have understood the limitations if changes impact what is highlighted, either by FF or whoever provides the content.

In order to try and insure that time spent is not totally wasted I created a Windows folder that contains all highlighted webpage links. Later I can go back, knowing these pages should have highlights on them and see if they still exist. If they don’t, at least it isn’t a total loss, and for me the webpage had content that was of interest that can still be reviewed later.

Re-highlighting what was lost, if dealing in hundreds or thousands of links of course isn’t practical. I assume some highlighting will remain, unless a FF upgrade has destroyed all of them, perhaps even making the app inaccessible. The Prostetnic Highlighter developer (mentioned below) stated that her app stopped working with a FF upgrade. Of course FF upgrades have to flow along with the rest of ongoing development on the Internet. This utility has such importance that I would think there would be efforts to maintain its viability on the Internet with developers on a global basis. It definitely has the potential to expose inaccuracies some attach believability to, but maybe spreading disinformation is more important to the real decision makers.

I’m assuming you know of and have used the FF View > Sidebar menu that has a drop-down menu with “Wired-Marker” added to it. This would probably be missed by most new users but provides the capability to use folders to categorize content that has highlights within.

I haven’t has yet, as a new user, discovered where all of this is stored. It may be that within a FF upgrade all the highlight is lost on the web page links but may still exist and can be restored to whatever current FF version has been installed if it is known where to find it.

I am giving this 3 stars because of the other reports of users losing the highlights after they’ve spent hours creating them. Previously I had used Prostetnic Highlighter. It failed completely and wasn’t even accessible. I had been really pleased with my experience so far with Wired-Marker until I read what others have said. I don’t know that there is a technical solution to this. How can highlights remain if either FF changes or lighlights on a webpage no longer can exist because the content is different.

I’m assuming, as long as web page content remains that the highlights will remain. I’ve explained above how I intend to check this by storing all highlighted links on a separate Windows folder not associated with Wired-Marker.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most helpful add-on for me. I've been using it for two years now and I love it. It's working with all versions of FF. Thank you so much for this add-on and I hope you will make an update to this app(the last update is from 2011).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

OMG !!!!! This is THE addon I was looking for a while .... It works perfectly with FF 37... Thank you !!!!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Непонятно работает

Decayed and Died Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The conept is great. The current implementation makes the add-on useless.

I was previously using this add-on for legal and historical research. The add-on was a real time-saver for the first month that I used it. Thereafter, I noticed that my previous highlights were disappearing on many pages. See the issue described by another user here: . The disappearing highlights were somewhat easy to restore as described by another user here: . However, soon, right-clicking each cache entry (hundreds of them, and growing) and remapping to get back my highlights became more and more cumbersome to the point that the benefit of saved time dwindled away to almost nothing. A few days ago I updated to FF v36 and now the "remap" function has disappeared, leaving me with literaly hundreds of disappeared highlights and no reasonable way to get them back. The add-on was great in the beginning, but then decayed into complete worthlessness. The bottom line is that all the time initially saved by this add-on was all for naught, and, in fact, this add-on has ended up costing me more time than if I had never used it at all, as now I must either find a work-around to get my highlights back or find a different, reliable add-on and use it to perform my research all over again.

It was great while it lasted, but now I strongly recommend that no one waste their time with this add-on or, at the very least, that no one use it for anything important.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This app should be part of Firefox browser.

Pretty Good, So Far Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have no idea why highlighters are not an automatic feature for FireFox. They are so important! I am just getting started, but it seems pretty good, so far. It is certainly better than anything else I've found.

1) Can it be that whatever folder I have selected automatically turns my mouse into that color of highlighter? Drag and drop is nice, but it's a bit much when working with a glossary.

2) If I highlight an entire section, I want to be able to remove highlighting from any tiny part in that section.

3) I want to save the whole page, with highlighting, to a certain folder and with a certain name. I also want to be able to open that page again and continue working on it without losing previous highlights and still being able to adjust all highlighting as desired.

Using Ctrl+highlight does not allow me to select multiple occurrences (something that can be dangerous, but time saving). It may be that it just does not like glossary tables. If I select something in one cell, then try to select anything else, even if it is in the same cell, it just selects the whole cell.

I know this requires a lot of work, but it'd be nice. You've an excellent add-on, here. :) Good work!

Does not show colors when page view in simple mode! USELESS =( Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can highlight stuff when disabling colors and fonts in web pages, but the highlights 4 THIS app will not show in that mode, making it useless, because I prefer 2 browse all pages while forcing black background and gold text (way easier on the eyes =) This is also the reason I use 'Mouse Gestures Redox' still = shows trails in this mode & has more options than competitors.

Please add ability to use hot-keys for mark selected text Rated 4 out of 5 stars

For example:
Ctrl + Alt + 1: yellow
Ctrl + Alt + 2: red

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great, but I miss integration with Firefox Sync.

The best of the best Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Use for many years. Hit, I love it!
Need Progress For Future. Thanks for creating a really useful extension!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The keyboard commands are a key advantage over several of the other text highlighters, but otherwise the user interface is terrible. It is very cumbersome to clear a group of markers, cumbersome to highlight text with the mouse, and to choose different colors via the mouse and a context menu (right click). It is so cumbersome that I no longer use it and use another text highlighter and sometimes another add-on that saves/appends selected text to a file.

Deserve downloading Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very useful for marking as well as organizing .html, strongly recommend!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Concordance bar is broken in FF 14

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The app has worked fine for me.

Great Research Tool Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi great tool, been using for years.

Having one small problem. Cannot get concordance sidebar to display. On FireFox 17.01 and latest WiredMarker. The side area shows but no colored marks to show where bookmarks are on page display. Otherwise would have been 5 star. I emailed you with a small video showing problem so hope we can find a solution and I can update here.

Very useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works really well. Two things:

I'd made some highlights on a page, when I went back to the same page later some content had been added and all the highlights had vanished. I had to right click > 'remap' each one in the sidebar, which worked fine. It would be good if there was a 'remap automatically' feature, or a 'remap all in folder' command, or 'remap all on this page' to save having to do each highlight individually.

Firefox Sync support would be nice.

Apart from that it's great!

Keep up the good work! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Previous review:"Could not get this to work reliably. Highlights would show up one time, then disappear next time. Contacted the developer but got no response. Switched to Diigo toolbar and am much happier."This happens to me sometimes also. I use the latest EnterPrise Build = Firefox ESR = 10.0.10. BUT: DIIGO is much less reliable. I have there 10.000 highlights and now it just does not work reliable anymore.

Does this work with your WiredMarker?:

This highlighter saved me! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I looked and looked for a pernanent highlighter to use when studying web pages and finally found this one. I wasn't crazy about the marker colors because they were too dark. Well I just figured out you can change the color of the highlighter! Now I LOVE this add-on. And if I put it in a sidebar, I only have to drag the text to the colored folder I want for the text.

Great add-on. Especially since Highlight isn't good anymore. I even use it with my pc and mac!