- by laodan, a year agoRated 5 out of 5Thanks a lot. I'm a writer and find Yawas is a great tool to store future usable quotes.
The highlight works fine and Google/bookmarks is great for storage.
One suggestion would be to customize how the text of the highlights appears in Google/bookmarks :
-- you are using << as starting point of the first highlight on a given page and close it with >> << ... >> << ... >>
-- the next highlights follow as indicated
-- the result is visually confusing.
I manually edit the text of a bookmark by replacing << with br inside < >
and >> << with br br < >
The result is a clean and visually ordered text.
Would it be possible to tweak Yawas along those lines ?
Answer to your response here under.
I discovered indeed that Yawas does not find the highlights after having edited out the << and >>.
An empty line between highlights is radically improving readability and I discover that the presence of the markers is useful in the sense that they signal the presence of text on the webpage that was not highlighted in-between these markers.
Thanks for adding an empty line between highlights.
Developer responseposted a year agoHello
By editing out the << and >>, Yawas will not find your highlights well the next time you visit the page. (It depends on these markers to recreate the highlights and comments)
But we could add newlines between highlights to improve readability.
Notice that Yawas is open source at https://github.com/ldenoue/yawas
- by OmTatSat, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Thank you for great addon!
Also had problem "Didn't work. It said "Yawas cannot store your highlight because you are signed out. Please signin first and then refresh this page" I signed into google, didn't work.. "
To fix problem i logouted from gmail site in Firefox and logined again. After this, worked fine)
- by Peter Kehl, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5How great. I compared several highlighting/note taking add-ons, and this one wins. Why?
- It stores the text(s) that you highlighted. Even if the page changes (or disappears) later, your highlights stay at https://www.google.com/bookmarks - preserved.
- It backs them up (stores them) in the cloud. That synchronizes it between your devices.
- You can access your highlights even without installing the extension at https://www.google.com/bookmarks. On any computer.
- You can add a note or labels either at https://www.google.com/bookmarks or through https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/fess-google-bookmark-extens.
--- If you add/change any highlights, refresh https://www.google.com/bookmarks or Fess GBE before you edit the bookmark's note or labels. (If you do so, leave some time to synchronize the highlights.)
Would you like to print a page with your highlights? Or to export it as a PDF? Don't use standard Firefox printing (or printing to a file). I tested nine most used and highest rated PDF extensions. Out of them, only one saves the page with your highlights. It's slow, but it works: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/fireshot.
If you use this together with Fess GBE: If the address of the page contains a hash part (starting with character '#'), then the highlight is stored for the address without the hash. That's OK for most pages (which use hash # for "anchor" to point to sections on the same page).
When over a limit (2048 characters, minus small overhead and minus any extra written note), YAWAS often leaves the note (the most recent highlight) saved misformatted. Then you need to re-edit the note at https://www.google.com/bookmarks or Fess GBE.
Beware that Mozilla changed Keyboard Shortcuts. On Linux Ctrl+Shift+Y opens "Downloads". You can customize shortuts for YAWAS: Menu Tools > Add-ons > Extensions > right of "Manage Your Extensions" is an icon like a star or a wheel. Right of it is a dropdown -> choose "Manage Extension Shortcuts". Also, could you vote for https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1551057, please.