a partial solution Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice to have, a bit goofy that highlighting is not built in to TB. But...some blocks of text cannot be highlighted, and other blocks, once highlighted, cannot be Cleared.

Used to work :-( Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I liked this and used it, but with the more recent versions of Thunderbird it no longer works, so I've moved over to Extra Format Buttons (despite that add-on having its own eccentricities). Very sorry to see this one go!

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Time to Sign Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Can't review it because I can's use it (48.0.1). Please sign. Thanks

Good! But.... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good Addon, but the "clear"-function is not working. Custom colours would be awesome.

Never Know until it's gone Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I never realized how much I used a high-lighter until I switched to Thunderbird. I went crazy until I found this Addon. Thank You !

Re: I want to like this but.. redux Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Just a quick update to my above review...it occurred to me that if I "Removed All Text Styles" (Ctrl+Shift+Y) it might at least get me back to a clean slate.

That worked.

Then I was able to select and highlight one line of text at a time and clear and recolour at will.

It appears that Highlighter just doesn't like big blocks of selected text.

I guess the lesson is just to not expect too much of this extension.

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Good job Rated 4 out of 5 stars

But wanted dialog for choose custom color.

Would like to highlight whole paragraph, but overall nice! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Easy to add on, nice color choices. Good add on to have. Have to highlight one line at a time. I think others noticed this in 38.3

highlight text in received emails? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The addon is very useful when you want to make sure someone reads the key aspects of your email (although you could use i.e. bold typeface as well).
It would be great if it could be used to highlight text in received emails as well, so you don't need to scan for key info next time you read the email!

This is a favorite with one qualm Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In the latest Thunderbird release, 38.3 I believe, I can only highlight one line at a time. In past editions, I could highlight a whole paragraph.
Other issues about the latest T-bird releases bother me too ;(

Reply to André: Its now working again! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi André, Thanks for your prompt reply! I reinstalled it and its now working! Sorry for the confusion. This extension is one of my favorites and I have been running it for several years, however, it recently quit working. I don't know why but its now working again. FWIW, I'm running Linux (OpenSUSE 13.2). Maybe another extension was conflicting with Highlighter but got fixed? Everything is fixed now so nothing to worry about!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The administrator I work with loves highlighter as it's a feature she liked to use in Eudora. She asked if you might consider a few more blues, or a color picker like omg12345 suggested. Would you consider doing a little more development work?

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One day, when the comprehensive history of computing is written, this add-on will be recognized for the greatness it has.

(The add-on will be even greater when it gives a full color-picker, not just the current seven. Can you add that? Thank you.)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely essential add-on for Thunderbird! Well done and simple to use.

version for Postbox 3.0.11??? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hello Andre,
Do you have a version for Postbox 3.0.11??? Really need your add-on!!


Thank you for your response Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Managed to get it to work. Sorry, maybe my stupidity, but changing text colour & background colour on different lines could improve. Thank you again for your response.
Thank you again for your reply.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Highlighting of a few words works fine, and I find that a very useful feature.
However, when I select several paragraphs to highlight, the text highlighted is not exactly what I highlight and the undo does not work.

Useful but glitchy Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on is useful in that it provides what should be a standard feature, but there are glitches. Sometimes it takes several attempts to Clear highlighting from a highlighted fragment, and sometimes Undo doesn't work.

PostBox 3.0.9 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Highlight will not work with PostBox 3.0.9
I hope you can help get it going.
Thanks for all you do...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

redacted. I was looking in the wrong place for the icon... it appears at the top of the composition window, below the email subject.