MetaFilter Favorites Highlighter (Chrome Extension)
August 1, 2011 8:14 AM   Subscribe

MetaFilter Favorites Highlighter (Chrome Extension)
This chrome browser extension looks at all the comments on the page and highlights the ones with favorites, so that the comments with the most favorites stand out more.
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posted by farmersckn (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I like this app/extension/whatever! I've been looking for a few useful apps to use from the Chrome web store since I started using the browser, and this is pretty handy for weeding through comments if theres a bunch. Cheers!
posted by Kaatridge at 11:05 AM on August 2, 2011

Thanks, Kaatridge! I'm glad someone is finding it useful!
posted by farmersckn at 1:10 PM on August 5, 2011

Two things:

1) The extension just seems to indent favorited comments on MetaTalk, probably due to your use of opposite spectrum colors for the highlighting. Maybe set the MetaTalk highlighting color to use something other than gray as the basis?

2) When browsing AskMetafilter, the highlighting means that you can't tell if any comment has been marked as the best answer if it's been favorited at all. Or maybe you can, and I just can't figure it out myself.

Otherwise, I like the extension.
posted by caseusvelox at 3:16 PM on August 6, 2011

Thanks for the input caseusvelox, I will update it in the next day or two. You are right - the extension calculates the compliment of the page's background color and uses that as the "most popular" color, but in the case of MetaTalk, the complement of gray is gray, so it doesn't have the desired effect.

Perhaps I'll add a border to the "Best Answers" or leave them alone altogether.

Keep an eye out for an update (I think Chrome will auto-update) in a few days.
posted by farmersckn at 8:48 PM on August 7, 2011

This doesn't work for the white background as far as I can tell.
posted by Kimberly at 5:26 AM on August 10, 2011

Oh, there it is working. Must have been a cache thing or something.
posted by Kimberly at 9:10 AM on August 10, 2011

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