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Bookmark Highlighter

Bookmark Highlighter for Firefox

Need a way to easily highlight links you already have bookmarked while you are browsing the Web? The Bookmark Highlighter add-on for Firefox will get the job done.  This quick and easy add-on for Firefox will highlight links to any URLs on a webpage that are currently saved to your bookmarks.

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Tab Utilities

Looking for a Firefox tab extension that does a little ‘bit of everything?  Look no further than Tab Utilities.

Better Tab Tools

This add-on for Firefox really is your proverbial utility knife when it comes to controlling, editing or optimizing your browser tabs for better performance.

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Auto Right-Click Highlighted Text

firefox-auto-context-addon Isn’t it about time you gave your right button on your mouse a break?

Starting of the week with a simple, yet effective addon for anybody in the Firefox user base.  The Auto Context extension for Firefox will automatically right-click any text that you highlight. 

The fun doesn’t stop there though.  This add-on also lets you customize that right-click context menu with what you want, need and love.  Also, no need to worry about if it works with your current context menu changing extensions.  Here are some of them that it should work with:

Plain Text to Link, Open-Tran, BabelZilla Glossary Extension, SearchWith, Organize Search Engines, Add to Search Bar, Nuke Anything Enhanced, DownThemAll! and Define Word

Auto Context will save your right mouse button a lot of work through the day.

Research Better with Wired-Marker

The Wired-Marker add-on for Firefox gives you access to one of the best virtual highlighters I have seen thus far.  Being able to highlight on web pages in various styles and colors can really help you in a number of ways when doing research or working Online.

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You can think of it as an electronic bookmarker that services as a guide with you go back to that specific web page.  Another neat feature is it also automatically records and saves your highlighted info in a scrapbook for later.

Here are some of the ways you can use this handy extension:

  • As a highlighter to help you mark material on a web site
  • Save specific positions in a web page by marking it with the highlighter tool
  • Use as a scrapbook to collect a lot of data from different pages or locations
  • Organize your thoughts, but using different colors and styles for different occasions or tasks

So next time you have a research paper due, you need to compare prices, you need to collect various stats for your boss or you have a school project your working on, try working with the Wired-Marker.  This is thus far the king of the digital highlighters.

Google Define Tool Set

DartI often use Google’s “define:” search tag to find definitions of things from various different sources. It is a good way to find several points of view and not just one dictionary definition. That is why I was happy to find the Define extension for Firefox.

Search the definition of the highlighted text at Google. If there is highlighted text, a new option is added to the context menu. This option search the definition of the highlighted text at Google (like searching “define:some_text”).

To use it, all you need to do is highlight a word in your browser, right-click on it and select Define “yourword”. That’s it. Sometimes the more simple extensions out there are my absolute favorite.

Highlight Everything!

The HighlightAll extension for Firefox is a very useful tool for searching inside of one Web page for content. All you have to do to make this sucker work is highlight the word you want to find once. After that, the extension does all the heavy lifting and all occurrences of that word will automatically get highlighted.

No right-clicking. No menus. Just select the word with your mouse and you are on your way. This simple extension goes a long way for helping folks find a certain topic in large areas of text. With a white background and black text, my eyes sometimes might miss a word I am scanning for. Not anymore!

+ Download and Install the HighlightAll Extension for Firefox!

Web Marker

Since this is “back to school” season, I figured I would find a Firefox extension that would fit in with that theme. The Web Marker extension reminds me of my days of school where I would read through books, and have to highlight certain parts of them. I don’t really remember why we did it, I just remember the pretty colors.

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Paragrasp

If you spend a lot of your Online time reading blogs or news stories, it can sometimes become hard to track where you are in an article and where you are going. I remember in school we used to use highlighters to help us keep track of where we were reading. The Paragrasp Firefox extension takes that to a whole new level.

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