Great ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Addon, it is exactly what i was searching for to highlight certain words on confusing or cluttered webpages i have to work with every day.

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It would be great to have the ability to "Autoload" it only for certain URLs.

A Must-Have Extension for Gamers! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started using this extension a while ago for my gaming where I would use guides to make sure I'm not missing out on the opportunities. I try to get them all in one go.

This extension simply is awesome as it allows me to highlight multiple words and to allow me to acknowledge where I am on the guide without re-reading the whole paragraph since the colors/words stands out easily.

I enjoy this extension very much and I can't find anything better. I noticed few things that could be slightly improved.

Give it on/off switch instead of making people toggle repeatedly to get all colors from the list. I also could use more colors too. Perhaps we could start off with buttons that would us to add/delete an option (Option being color picker + textbox) instead of being limited to five.

Overall, it's a great extension for gamers or whatever it is that you guys are going to use it for. Thank you for reading.

Doman by domain Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It would be good to have this highlight different expressions e.g. "version number" on a domain by domain basis and to ignore divs with display:none

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.3). 

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Edit: Great update! Works super fast now. Changing to 5 stars.

Old, original review (before the update)
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Works, but two issues.
(1) Really slow with large pages or many words, which sucks. What gives? It appears the extension works like this: Find an instance of a word -> Replace HTML adding a font/color wrapper -> Re-render the whole page -> continue search. So each result requires the browser updating the page, making it hang and Firefox will say a couple times that it is not responsive, perhaps for several minutes, and asks you to disable the unresponsive addon.

How should it work? It should use a buffer. It should create a separate variable, a string which contains the document, and do all the replacements, and THEN update the page. That would likely be WAY faster, and not make the browser unresponsive for minutes at a time.

(2) Commas cannot be used in the search, because they are delimiters. Is a big issue in the regular expression search. Author needs to make "\," count as a comma rather than a delimiter, or use some other escape character. I mean, cmon.

I'm now going to look for other extensions, but this will be a backup if I absolutely have no other choice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

Improved Performance

Hi

Thanks for your insightful review, I very much enjoyed reading it...so much so that I decided to make some updates to PhraseHighlighter.

I have submitted a new version to Mozilla (1.9.2) which should now see hugely improved performance on larger pages. Once this becomes available please download it and see if it feels better to you.

As for regexp phrases with commas (,) I will try to get round to this in the next few weeks.

Mike
TechToast

Pretty Good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Not exactly what I need, but it opened my mind to needs I had, but hadn't realized. I really like it.

Issues:
1) It does freeze my browser temporarily and produce the notice:
"This Script was unable to complete, would you like to:
Stop Script __ Debug Script __ Allow to Continue to see if it completes"

2) The highlighting does not remain when I save or resave the page to view offline. It is not "permanent." Maybe a tick box to allow this.

3) Highlighting does not acknowledge spaces (sometimes, I really want to highlight "art " and not all incidences of dep"art", even though I still want to highlight -"ology". Maybe add the "-" to indicate as a word part and "_" to indicate spaces?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

It's very good to use it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's ideal tool to help me saving time to view news. Can I suggest to add one useful function that limit the hightlighter in some web site?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

Just what I needed, but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This worked out well for me in editing pages on my site. It was able to find all items I listed as well as using regex.

The big issue I found that hurts using this product is that after finding what I need if I try and edit a page it erases all words and regex hit that I set up in the edited page.

So when I say search for 540 and it finds it in the page as:

gobblygook 540 gobblygook

But when I go to edit the page I get this:

gobblygook gobblygook

The 540 is deleted.

It would be useful to be able to either to tell it to ignore certain pages when auto-load is on or to tell it to ignore txt area's unless allowed. Or better yet just don't delete anything.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

Fantastic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seems to be just what I was looking for to make reading company reports easier. Could add hours to my life in the time saved!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

Comma between braces? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

How can we use a comma between braces? something like: abc[0-9]{0,3}, moreText, another... It seems not to work cause the comma is to separate different regex phrases.

We need more inputboxes and colors... maybe a button to "add" another entry.

And a way to scroll to the position of the highlighted word.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.1). 

Best highlighter so far Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple but efficient highlighter, I tried many, this seems to be the best by far. Work boundaries (\b) work fine in regular expressions. Would love to see this on Thunderbird, too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Really useful, good developer response too Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I monitor updates on about a hundred websites every day and find highlighter tools indispensible to help ensure nothing slips through the net. The inclusion of regex, ability to use different colours for different terms and the continued development of this tool make it the most stable and flexible tool out for recent Firefox builds (works perfectly on FF21 at the time of writing).

I noticed an issue with autoload where background pages weren't being checked but this was fixed in a few days following an email to the developer. Great experience all round!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Cool tool.
Would be nice to add ability to search using wildcards or using Regular expression (regex) support.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6). 

Reg-ex support

This is now possible in the latest version.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks again for unicode characters support...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

A Great and Simple Addon Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Is it possible to add regexp support.
First Textbox: /\b(Name|Class|A[a-z]+)\b/gi

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1).