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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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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, ...
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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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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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Changing Opera's source search highlighting color?

I'm running Opera 12.01 and the highlighting color for source searching is a very very faint gray - barely distinguishable. After looking at this thread How to change Opera's source search ...
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Windows: How to double-click on word and only highlight that word?

In any textbox or editor of any sort on any version of Windows, if you double-click on a word, it highlights both the word and any space or tab characters that follow it. What is the use of this ...
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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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In vim, how I can set a local match only for a specific filetype?

in vim, I can set local configuration as setlocal number How I can set a local match only for specific filetype? I use this: autocmd! BufEnter *.py,.vimrc,*.sh,*.c* :match ColorColumn ...
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Mouse “Hilighter” program for Mac OS X to use in presentations

Is there a program that I can use as a highlighter pointer zoomer on Mac OS X (10.6.2) during presentations? I don't have and don't want to use hardware one.
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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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Formatting a PDF document

I just have Adobe PDF Reader, not an Adobe professional version. Is there any freeware or any other way through which I can highlight the text that is to be noted/marked? I want to use Adobe Reader ...
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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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Automatically highlight certain words in Libre/OpenOffice

Is there a way to make LibreOffice automatically highlight certain words in some color? I often write "todo" in files to remind me to come back later and finish something up, etc. It would be very ...
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How to highlight the searched item in Far manager?

Whenever I search an item(F7; Shift+F7) in a file via far manager editor(F4), I have trouble finding my cursor under the found item. It takes time to find it in the lines of code. How can I highlight ...