Talk:1271: Highlighting

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Personally, I dislike it when the highlighted area includes either the beginning indent/tab or the ending indent/tab, so according to my standards, I'm satisfied with the highlighting in paragraphs 1-3, but not with 4-6. Saibot84 04:33, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

There is nothing marked in paragraph 6, is there? --Chtz (talk) 07:07, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
@Chtz, no there's nothing highlighted in paragraph 6, I meant "mark" as the score it was given. And while I'm here, I just noticed Randall corrected the spelling of "highlighted" in the text below the image. Should someone re-upload the image here? Saibot84 13:21, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Why does he spell highlight like "hilight"? 06:47, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Good question. Wiktionary allows hilite as informal, but says that hilight is a "common misspelling". --Chtz (talk) 07:07, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm so used to doing this that I know a few tricks and tiny strips of areas to click on in order to achieve symmetry in some tricky situations. 07:53, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

On some pages, I spent more time getting the highlights right than actually reading it -- 08:06, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

The most frustrating thing when it comes to highlighting: willing to select text on a long line (such as source code with no word wrap) only to have the mouse cursor move out of line, sabotaging your selection and location in the text. When pages are wider than the visible area, it should not jump to the left side when there are empty lines above/below a long line and you drag the selection up/down, instead, it should scroll left only as you drag the selection to the left. 08:11, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

If you have source code extensively above your horizontal screen size, you either have a very small screen or you should rethink your coding style. ;) --Chtz (talk) 08:35, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

I do this all the time too... my wife HATES it! --Jeff (talk) 12:13, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

I thought I was the only one. Although, I do a variation where I try to get the beginning of the selection directly over the end of the selection so that they vertically align and cause a glide reflection of sorts. 14:06, 30 September 2013 (UTC)