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Permanently highlight all occurrences of text in Notepad++?

In Notepad++, when I select (eg. double-click) a "word", it gets highlighted. It needs to be separated with a non-alpha character from the rest of the text. The highlight remains until the text is ...
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Notepad++: Rule based line highlighting

Is there a way to automatically highlight lines based on predefined rules in Notepad++? I'm not talking about syntax highlighting, but rather about log files readability. I'm looking either for a ...
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Highlight all occurrences of a word in Github's Atom text editor

In Sublime Text, if you double-click a word in file, all occurrences of that word are highlighted on the page, giving at-a-glance orientation of how a variable or other text is used in the file. Is ...
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Setting up multiple highlight rules in vim

I am trying to set up rules to highlight both trailing whitespace and lines which are over a certain length by adding this to my .vimrc: highlight ExtraWhitespace ctermbg=lightgray guibg=lightgray ...
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Remove VIM search highlight

After a search I've done, all the matches for the respective query remain highlighted and it's annoying. This happens even after I close the respective file (normal behavior?). How to I remove this?
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Tool for comparing two images?

I have two images that are slightly different. (The second is actually generated by some manipulation in MatLab). I need some way to compare these two images.Some utility that can highlight where the ...
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Custom gedit Syntax Highlighting for Dummies?

I want to make (have, actually) a custom syntax highlighting for gedit. There would be just a few different items: A line that begins with 2 tabs. ----- One color. A line that begins with 3 tabs. ---...
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Highlighting a search term without moving the cursor

Using Vim, I sometimes find myself staring at a section of source code for a while and suddenly want some variable on the screen to pop out. That's easy: /<var> which highlights them all. My ...
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Tool to highlight and annotate text on websites? [closed]

When I read something I need to underscore what I like, or what I think is important, and to take notices about that read, near on that current paragraph. So, does anyone know a Firefox add-on or ...
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New to terminator on linux. Why aren't scrollback searches highlighted?

I'm using terminator on linux/ubuntu. When I do ctrl+shift f, I get a prompt to enter a search key to search my scrollback (terminal output). However, as I go through the search results one by one, ...
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Automatic highlighting of text in thunderbird

In days with large email influx, some emails tend to slip out of my attention. Usually these are email where I am not the primary recipient, but I am referenced at some point as having to perform some ...
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Customize Resharper Marker Bar

Is it possible to change the colour of the TODO/NotImplementedExceptions in the Resharper Marker Bar? I find the cyan nearly impossible to see on the grey backround of the window.
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Google Chrome click and drag to highlight text not working

I'm not sure why this happened but I am no longer able to click and drag to highlight text in Google Chrome. Using: Google Chrome Version 41.0.2272.76 (64-bit) OS: Linux Kali 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 #1 ...
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How to copy text without copying unwanted text?

I am trying to copy text in general, but there's links to parts of the page right on the left side of it. Whenever I try to copy just the text, it will highlight every text character to the left side ...
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Looking for an addon in Firefox which save the highlight text

Is there an addon can save what user hightlight on the page and will be automatically loaded the on next time user visit that page again ? Eg : I open http://www.mozilla.org/ and highlight We Believe ...
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Notepad++ highlight transparency

I use dark themes and when I select a word, Notepad++ highlights all the occurences of that word in the current document. But the highlight color for matches other than the current word is somehow ...
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Underlining search results in vim (instead of highlighting them)

Right now, all of my search results in vim are highlighted in a bright (i.e. unreadable) yellow. I was wondering if there was a way to set the highlighting for search results to underline instead of ...
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How can I retain grep's match highlighting when piping find into grep?

If I run grep foo bar.txt, grep highlights each occurrence of "foo" in bar.txt. But sometimes I want to use find to determine which files grep searches. So I do something like this: find . -iname "*....
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How to change Opera's source search highlighting color?

Opera offers brilliant incremental search while searching ona website but when it comes to source searching ( Right button click -> Source -> Search ) it is not so beautiful. By default : when ...
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Vim: How to change the current item highlight color when substituting

I have changed my Vim colours so when I do a /search, every match is highlighted in bright yellow. This makes matches much easier to see. However, when I perform a substitution with the confirm flag ...
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Notepad++: I want to highlight questions in multiple colors?

I've written a script in Notepad++, and I want to highlight individual lines based on who is speaking. I'm just trying to find a place where I can change text color or background color for individual ...
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“Syntax” Highlight a flatfile

I've googled and looked and explored, but it seems most editors configurable syntax highlighting definitions are based on keywords and such. I need one that is based on columns and lines, basically ...
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Vim Turn off syntax highlight for some elements

I'm trying to redefine the default syntax highlight for the Folded element so that it does not show an undesirable background color like the one on the right: What I want is something like :...
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MS Word 2013: Removing highlighting with shortcut key

I have a 100+ pages Word document full of highlighted setences that I have to correct. Once i am done I have to remove the highlighting. That's easy with the Ctrl+Alt+H shorcut if all the ...
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Highlight text of emails in Outlook 2010?

Seems like this should be fairly simple, but I can't find a simple solution. Is it possible to highlight the content of emails received in Outlook 2010 without creating an entirely new message?
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While renaming, How can I disable Windows 7 highlighting the entire filename when I click'n'drag across part of it?

This is super annoying. If I highlight one word in the long filename, the entire filename gets highlighted (usually 1 millisecond before I tap delete or type something else). I just want Windows to ...
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Placing tags around selected text in notepad++

Is there a plugin, macro, or some sort of option for placing tags around selected text after I highlight and begin typing?
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How do I highlight multiple words in vim?

There is a cool vim script: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Highlight_multiple_words I found the script today. This script is what I want exactly. It works well with gvim 7.2. (Both of Windows and Linux) ...
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Pipe to less but keep the highlighting

Is it possible to pipe some output (e.g. dmesg) to a command like less (or an equivalent command) and keep the text highlighting used by the original command printing? example: on the left dmesg | ...
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Excel: Conditional Formatting (Highlighting) Values Based on Another Worksheet

I have a workbook that has two worksheets. The first worksheet is simply a list of the first 78,498 prime numbers in a single column, A1-A78498. The second worksheet has a grid of numbers from 1 to ...
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Firefox addons to highlight all external links on a page

Are there any Firefox addons that highlight all external links on a page?
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K2PDFOPT and highlights in Kindle Paperwhite

I converted a PDF file using K2PDFOPT to use it in my Kindle Paperwhite. But now I can not highlight the text in this file while reading it in my Kindle. Can you tell me why? Gustavo
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How do I extract highlighted text only from PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Pro version 9?

I'm reading a lot of pdf articles in Adobe Acrobat Pro and highlighting specific sections. I would like to know if it is possible to extract just the text I highlighted from these pdf files?
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Windows 7 icon highlighting

When I select an icon, the text and the icon get highlighted but in some folders (the D: drive for example), it highlights the space around the icon as well and that annoys me. How can I disable the ...
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Highlighting words in a pdf document

I'm trying to highlight words in a pdf document. However, behind the words, there is written in big letters "DO NOT COPY" all throughout the document. Sometimes when I try to highlight words it is ...
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How to highlight data points in a scatter chart in excel?

I have a scatter chart with a series of numbers in Excel. Most of the time, those numbers are high (>1000). I would like to display the scatter chart with those numbers in the default color, but if ...
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Vim syntax highlighting lost on single file

I have a strange thing happening on a single file. When I open the file under it's original name, the highlighting is lost (":syntax on" does nothing). But if I cp that file with another name and open ...
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Code Editor with Double Click Selection [closed]

Are there any free text editors that highlight text based on evaluation order tokenization order? The target language currently are C, Javascript, and HTML. But a questioned generalized to other ...
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How to highlight a text in pdf opened in web browser

When pdf file is opened in browser, extensions like Diggo cannot highlight the text in the pdf. Are there any extensions or ways in which this can be achieved? Or opening a pdf using a application ...
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Is there a way to just highlight with no comments in Acrobat Pro XI?

I have Acrobat Pro XI and I want to simply highlight text in a PDF to share with someone else. When I use the highlighter tool, it automatically creates a comment, which is simply the highlight text. ...
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Select similar phrases in Microsoft Word

I need to select and highlight many sentences in which Microsoft Word in which the start word and the end word of the sentence/phrase is the same, but the content in between is different. How can I ...
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Highlight email?

I often find certain portions of email more important than the rest, so is there a way for me to highlight or mark certain sentences for future reference? Are there any mail clients that support ...
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How to change Chrome highlight color

Background: I love Chrome, and I love using it for reading the news. However I prefer a lower contrast reading background. When you highlight all the text on a web page, the background goes blue, and ...
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Use Notepad++ styles with Sublime Text 2

Is it possible to use notepad++ syntax themes/styles with sublime text 2? If so, how do I do this. I code COBOL programs, and love some of the features in sublime. But it lacks the syntax ...
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How do you increase Dragging Speed for Mac OS X Applications?

Greetings! This question regards dragging stuff to parts of a document which are "off the screen". For example: Dragging a spreadsheet in iWork Numbers to a part of the document that's "off the ...
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How can I disable color highlighting and marks of versioning in NetBeans?

How can I disable color highlighting and marks of versioning in NetBeans? (in my case, mercurial) PS: Now that I see, highlighting is on html tag attribute values, and doesn't respond to versioning, ...
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How to sync add-on for webpage highlighter, annotator?

I am using Prostetnic highlighter to highlight texts in webpages. It has a special benefit of reloading the highlights when I revisit the site. It stores the highlighted information in "patma.splite" ...
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How to search and highlight long passages in a PDF file?

I made several highlights on Kindle Touch to PDF files. Kindle saves the highlighted text in a separate file, not on the PDFs themselves. I have all the text of the passages I want highlighted, what I ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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Highlight PDFs and sort highlights by color

I am trying to find a solution to a problem in my researching workflow: When I read through long PDFs I want to highlight different kinds of sections in different colors. E.g. definitions in blue, ...