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Windows 7: Mouse pointer text line highlighter?


28 Mar 2014   #1

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Mouse pointer text line highlighter?

I doubt this would be a feature within Windows, or even an internet browser, but what I am hoping someone might be able to direct me to is a program/app/widget that will achieve the sort of behaviour seen here:- http://jsbin.com/avuku/15

Hopefully, whenever a mouse pointer is over a block of text, a right-click menu item (or double right-click) can toggle the highlighter on/off. The highlighter highlights the line of text nearest to the mouse pointer.

Does anyone know of such a thing? It sure would be handy and make reading long blocks of text easier.


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29 Mar 2014   #2

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EditPad Lite 7 has settings to highlight the active line. It doesn't work on mouse hover. It works on the caret position. But you can also set it to keep the highlight even when you click another window.

Of course this only works for text inside the editor.
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30 Mar 2014   #3

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Thanks, but not what I had in mind.
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30 Mar 2014   #4

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Usually that is written into a page with CSS. This is as close as I could find, web pages only.

markkit.net - the web highlighter

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30 Mar 2014   #5

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Thank you too.

Given the link I posted in the first post, I'm thinking it may need to be a javascript code embedded into web pages for it to work. I hope not though. I know very little about any such coding and wouldn't have a clue how to go about it.
That markkit is clever, adding it's functionality to any other web page. But it's not just hovering with the mouse pointer though.
I wonder if MS would be interested in the concept to add to it's accessibility options?
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30 Mar 2014   #6

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Given the link I posted in the first post, I'm thinking it may need to be a javascript code embedded into web pages for it to work.
Going on the assumption the web server will not let just anybody modify pages, then the highlighter works on the pages in the cache/memory. Try refresh page and see if it goes away.
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30 Mar 2014   #7

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As I mentioned, most web pages would use CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) to do it

Text Rollovers: What's Good and What is Just Plain Bad

That web page must just be a go between between you and the web pages it highlights. There was a site (s) where you can highlight pages and send a link to others, but the site gives it a new url that has the highlighting. I could see where an OS might have that ability in it's Ease of access area, with various colors based on background/text color on the page. But they don't have it currently/ A Guy
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30 Mar 2014   #8

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There was a site (s) where you can highlight pages and send a link to others
I wonder if the past tense was due to content infringement issues? Seems like just for hot tracking the cursor there should be a way to do it. Probably browser extension would br simplest. Even with css you have to identify the area to apply the css attribute somehow.
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30 Mar 2014   #9

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This shows how it was done using JavaScript and css:
JS Bin - Collaborative JavaScript Debugging
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30 Mar 2014   #10

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Oh, the sites are still there. I just meant there was a site when searching. There are actually many:

Top Web Annotation and Markup Tools

I found this too:

Highlight web with Marker.to - best marker, highlighter, annotator!

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