Problem: I do use highlight with the default color, when I search for a string I get the same highlight color, and therefore sometimes I can not really see where the highlighted string is, either because is already highlighted or because it cannot be easily differentiated from other highlighted text.
Possible solution: Please add an option to customize the background color to highlight the search string.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a PDF document
2. Highlight a sentence.
3. Try to search a word in the highlighted sentence.
It is hard to actually see where the found word is.
The searched string is clearly visible.
I am using 0.20.2 from debian stable, but I cannot select that version on the version select box.
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An example of how the problem.
I suggest you change the default review highlight color which you can already do instead of asking us to do new code to let people choose the higlighint color?
This doesn't mean we should probably include a black border so it's easier to differentiate search vs highlight.
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Mendeley search result in highlighted text
Here is an example of search match in highlighted text. I use mendeley and that kind of solution works fine.
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Search feedback in google drive
Another improvement to distinguish between search matches and highlighted text may be to add a search feedback with a pulsed background color on the text or similar.
An example is google document search feedback (see attachment).
I have a patch that adds a black rectangle to the search results, but it needs
to go in first.
My patch is at
The above-mentioned preparatory patch has been committed as
Update: the patch is now at https://phabricator.kde.org/D7662
Git commit 004efa70e4a764bbd780d4f3e5bcaf40de70a1a6 by Albert Astals Cid, on behalf of Oliver Sander.
Committed on 18/05/2018 at 15:27.
Pushed by aacid into branch 'master'.
Draw a dark rectangle around highlighted search results
Makes it easier to distinguish search results from text with a 'highlight' annotation.
Subscribers: okular-devel, simgunz, cfeck, aacid, ngraham
Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D7662
M +5 -0 ui/pagepainter.cpp