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.

Simple and effective! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is pretty darn simple. You highlight the text, pick the color and you are in highlight heaven!

Useful tool Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been using for some time. It would be nice if one would be able to highlight text when reading a received email.

Nice add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a really nice add-on. Does the highlighting go with the sent mail? I would really, really like a highlighter for the mail I read also. Is there any way to add this feature?

(Almost) Perfect! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just what I was looking for! Works great with TB 16. Of course, customers always want more: It would be nice to have a wider choice of colors. Perhaps with a dialog similar to that used by the background color selector?

Hope to be able to use this fine Extension in the near future!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I will give more Stars if it can be installed. Unfortunately, when I attempt to do this, I get the following error message:
Not available for SeaMonkey 2.13.2
I would like very much to use this, and will check back.
[edit] After checking on github, I note there is very recent activity on this extension. Perhaps just editing the install.rdf
file might 'do the trick'?[/edit]

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent and useful (mandatory ??) Add-on ! This is simple to use and to install, although I have a request to make it work better for Seamonkey. I use the Trunk version and Highlighter does not integrate very well in the mail composition toolbar (icon / button too high). This is a minor point for a great add-on, really useful.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Correction to my post of August 14, 2012: It does work in SeaMonkey Messenger 2.11. The trick is to open a mail composing window, right-click on the Mail Toolbar, select Customize... from the context menu, then drag the Highlighter icon from the palette to where you want it on the toolbar. Unfortunately, the current incarnation of SeaMonkey doesn't allow one to drag the icon to the Formatting Toolbar (called "Formatting Bar" in Thunderbird), where the icon is automatically installed in Thunderbird, but at least it works. The instructions for this add-on need improvement, both here and at the developer's site. In the alternative, I'd like to see the add-on modified so that it installs in SeaMonkey Messenger as easily as it does in Thunderbird. It is frustrating to use this application when the installation is nebulous and experimentation is needed to get it to work. That's why gave it only three stars.

I found the pink highlighter a bit too dark, trending more toward magenta, so I tweaked the code in the overlay.js file, changing it from 'fdf' to 'faf' (hex colour values), and re-zipped it to create my own customised version of Highlighter xpi file, which I then installed in SeaMonkey.

This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Wonderfully Helpful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this addon when I reply to folks and need to point out to them something important, either in my own message, or in a message quotation. This is fast and effective. Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on! Fill an important "gap" on Thunderbird.

Postbox 3.02 support Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hello Highlighter is an excellent add-on to postbox...but no support for the newest version 3.0.2 can you support it


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

grate tool!
can you add the same functionality for text-color? Thunderbird text-color tool is somewhat ... unusable for more multiple usage.

Tip: how to install on thunderbird 6/7/8/.. and higher?
well, use vim, which is able to edit ziped xpi files.
vim quote_colors-0.3-tb+sm.xp
inavigate to: install.rdf
and change <em:maxVersion>7.*</em:maxVersion>
save & install it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4).