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Old 08-23-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Do you highlight/select text when reading on the computer?

Just curious who else does this. Anytime I am reading something longer than a couple of sentences I usually always highlight the text to keep track of where I am at.
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i do it, but it's more of an OCD thing, than to keep my place reading
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yeah, i do that sometimes. or i drag my mouse pointer.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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only when going down to the next line in a block of text so i can tell where i was at.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:21 AM   #5
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Wow, i have never seen/heard of anyone doing this.
I may actually try it when reading longer post while watching tv.
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I have dyslexia, but I do not highlight.
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lol i thought i was the only one. I don't know why i do it, it has become a habit.
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I guess it would be more helpful when presented with a screen door.
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I do and I really don't know when or why it started.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:29 AM   #10
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:31 AM   #11
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I do and I really don't know when or why it started.
me too. I'm actually pretty surprised that so many other people do it, lol.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #12
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I figured I wasn't the only one haha
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:50 AM   #13
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sometimes. especially when there are run on sentences
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:49 AM   #14
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No poll, no care.

But yes, yes I do. *highlights*
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Default Re: Do you highlight/select text when reading on the computer?

lol, yes I do. Only on long posts or paragraphs. It's like an E-book mark LOL.
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Yea I do it, usually with longer reads.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:57 AM   #17
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i dont ever do that...maybe if im reading an article thats hard to see with the different color background i might highlight it to make it more visible...
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I do it when someone gives me some bullshit screen door block of text.
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I do it sometimes, mostly when there are large texts. Example: the "meeting girls online horror stories" thread.
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Default Re: Do you highlight/select text when reading on the computer?

i don't do it to keep track of text....i do it completely randomly.

click...drag over a bunch of text. click again. click, drag to highlight 1/3 of the page. click...etc.

i'm sure it'd be really annoying if anyone was watching me compute. but it's an unbreakable habit for me now.
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I only do it when analyzing screen doors.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:59 PM   #22
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Default Re: Do you highlight/select text when reading on the computer?

wow i just highlighted what you wrote before i read it.

yes. i have been for many many years, and it drives all my friends crazy..... till they catch it from me. now, half of my friends do it too.
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lol I actually do.

I do it when it's a long read and I'm at work. I'll start with the last word in the line and highlight the next line down. I don't even notice I do it anymore, just kind of a weird habit I have now.
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i dont ever do that...maybe if im reading an article thats hard to see with the different color background i might highlight it to make it more visible...
Exactly this. But my keyboard has a laptop-like mouse on it, so it'd be a little more tedious to do constantly. But no, I can't see how it would be useful to me.
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i do it on long posts but only if i get distracted when at work so i know where i left off, then unhighlight and keep reading
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