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Highlighting PDF text on Firefox

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1. I had downloaded previous PDF files using Microsoft Edge. They came up on Firefox with no problems. I was able to highlight PDF text with no problems. 2. Today, I flipped a switch to download a PDF file using Firefox and to always display PDF files in Firefox. All previous Edge PDF files immediately had their icon changed. 3. Now, I can define the PDF text I want to highlight, but there is no action to click on to make the highlighting happen in a color of my choice.

1. I had downloaded previous PDF files using Microsoft Edge. They came up on Firefox with no problems. I was able to highlight PDF text with no problems. 2. Today, I flipped a switch to download a PDF file using Firefox and to always display PDF files in Firefox. All previous Edge PDF files immediately had their icon changed. 3. Now, I can define the PDF text I want to highlight, but there is no action to click on to make the highlighting happen in a color of my choice.

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Hi slmathews99, I don't think there is a highlighter feature in Firefox's built-in PDF viewer. If that's an important feature for you, you can switch Windows to a different programs for opening your saved PDFs. You can use the Windows system search box (usually on the Taskbar) to find the default apps control panel.

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hello

slmathews99..

follow the steps and instruction:

STEP:1

update you browser :

  • Click the ≡ menu button top right and select help.
  • Click about firefox.
  • Automatically update firefox.

STEP:2

Attached image for you

i hope resolved your problem then mark solution.

Thank you and regards,

Arman

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Hi slmathews99, I don't think there is a highlighter feature in Firefox's built-in PDF viewer. If that's an important feature for you, you can switch Windows to a different programs for opening your saved PDFs. You can use the Windows system search box (usually on the Taskbar) to find the default apps control panel.

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My Firefox is up to date. I followed all the steps in Step 1 and Step 2, down to where Yawas appears as an app. When I touch the arrow on "Yawas", a menu opens to the side with the four colors to chose from. However, neither right- or left-clicking; or pressing the central button causes the color highlight to appear.