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    Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    Just quick question, does anybody know how to disable this rather annoying feature? It appears after text is highlighted (in Chrome):


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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    I've never seen that before and I run Chrome daily. Have you got any extensions or toolbars which could be adding that?
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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    Yeah, that isn't part of chrome, do you run the google toolbar etc Looking at it though it seems to have quite a few differing icons from other companies so I would hazard a guess thats an extension. Might be worth checking the extensions tab and seeing what you have.

    Same as Paul, I run chrome daily on all machines I use and never come across that before.

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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    Same, never come across it, so I'd be looking at other software running that's making that happen..

    Check in the extensions or something

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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    That is definitely a third party extension doing that.


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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    Thanks very much. It's part of 'Fastest Browse'. My bad

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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    looks a lot like a nicer implementation of IE8's "accelerators". I assume from your description that it pops up as soon as you highlight text (rather than on a mouseover / middle click or somesuch)? Looks like a nice idea, but I couldn't do with it popping up every time I highlighted text...

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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    Yes, when you highlight text on the page. This is annoying not only because I highlight a lot - but it always takes a second to load/freezes everything a second.

    I don't browse like that, but if I did I prefer using the right click menu.

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    Re: Getting rid of Google Chrome's highlight popup

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenlizard0 View Post
    I don't browse like that, but if I did I prefer using the right click menu.
    The main reason I highlight text in web pages is to search / map / wiki it in some way, so it'd be useful for me - but not if it comes up as soon as you highlight, *and* slows your browsing down, that'd just be a pain. Don't think I'll bother with that for now

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