Selection Highlighter

Selection Highlighter

Highlight occurrences of selected text, with or without a keypress.

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What is Selection Highlighter?

Selection Highlighter is a Firefox add-on that enables you to highlight occurrences of selected text on websites. With configurable options and the ability to match whole words or ignore case, it provides an efficient way to search for keywords in code inspection and document analysis. The add-on works on all sites, including popular platforms like GitHub, StackOverflow, and HackerNews.

Stats date:
Users: 84 ▲ 1
Rating: 5.00 (4)
Version: 2.42 (Last updated: 2022-03-03)
Creation date: 2021-11-15
Weekly download count: 6
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • storage
Size: 225.01K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Highlight occurrences of selected text, with or without a keypress.

  • No need to press CMD+F
  • Maintains current selection
  • Open source and configurable options (JavaScript)
  • Ensure a "gate" key is pressed
  • Match whole word and/or case-insensitive
  • Blacklist bad hosts and ancestor HTML nodes

For code inspection and document analysis: search for and find keywords.

Highlight works on all sites, including GitHub, StackOverflow, HackerNews, etc.

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Risk impact

Selection Highlighter is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 Selection Highlighter if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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