Persistent Highlighter

Persistent Highlighter

A watered-down port to WebExtensions of Prostetnic Highlighter ( )

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What is Persistent Highlighter?

Persistent Highlighter is a Firefox add-on by n8chz. This add-on has 98 daily active users and an average user rating of 3.06. The latest version, 0.0.8, was updated 6 years ago.

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By: n8chz
Users: 98 ▼ -1
Rating: 3.06 (18)
Version: 0.0.8 (Last updated: 2017-01-10)
Creation date: 2016-09-22
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 58.29K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Not available on Edge
Highlight text on page in colors of your choice.  Words in highlighted passages can be looked up at a later time.
Risk impact

Persistent Highlighter requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Persistent Highlighter if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Persistent Highlighter has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews

Uninstalled when the "remove highlight" didn't work. Other than that it's okay. I think it's color selector is "bloated" (to many useless colors to choose from); sometimes simple is better.
by Noob Saibot, 2020-05-25

Thank you very much! Thank god there's a simple web extension addon to highlight text in web pages (until a proper one appears). A tool to highlight is the simplest thing to do: insert "span background-color:#FFFF00 ..", but you can't find an editor/addon to do just this. Almost all of them can't edit previous saves, and if one does you must do things its way (no guarantees). Tested this with pages saved with SingleFile and worked!
by alucioso, 2020-04-16
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