Do you highlight text when reading web pages?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by celticpride678, Aug 18, 2009.

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What do you do?

Poll closed Sep 2, 2009.
  1. Highlight text

    18 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Do something to keep me occupied

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. Nothing. "Silly" (jessica.)

    22 vote(s)
    52.4%
  1. celticpride678

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    #1
    I know, that when reading a news article in Safari, I find myself constantly highlighting/selecting text. Random text. It seems like I just have to keep myself busy. Do any of you have this "addiction" too? Post back. Thanks.
     
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  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    I feel the same way, weird and stupid, but it just happens, can't help myself:D
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Um...no not really. I think they make medication now for this type of behavior! :D
     
  5. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    YESS!! I am always doing that. I am always jittery. Tapping fingers, shaking my feet. And I thought I was alone with the highlighting :p
     
  6. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    When using a mouse

    I'm inclined to fidget. Not so much with the touchpad. Not really a compulsion, more an infrequent boredom break when reading longer articles. Guess it's not unlike getting busy with a highlighter on a lengthy document.
     
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Most times if it's a long article, I'll highlight random parts, and just keep dragging/clicking. Doesn't even need to be on the part I'm reading, it just keeps me entertained.
     
  8. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

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    I'll select part that im reading, especially if i have to look away or leave the computer, and when scrolling. Also when I'm having to leave a certain part of the doc to look elsewhere.
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I do it if the page is really wide and I have trouble seeing which line I'm on.
     
  10. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    You have ADHD. Really.
     
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    Hahaha, I don't do this but the moment I let my fiancé on my computer she starts doing it almost right away. It drives me CRAZY!!
     
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  15. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    i used to a lot, but found out making the text a lot bigger makes it easier to read.

    so i just command + it tell im done reading and command - when done.


    this thread needs a poll.;)
     
  16. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I probably am ADHD, but I do the same things. I will constantly right click (while on my PC) as fast as I can all around what I'm reading. Or I'll scroll up and down one line as fast as I can. Or I'll highlight random things and it's very fast and compulsive.
     
  17. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

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    Haha. That's actually pretty good.:)
     
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  19. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm never thought about this but yes i probably do. I heard if you cant do something for 2 hours then you should get checked. I never thought it applied til now hmmm
     
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    I do get quite fidgety while doing something for a while, but I have never started to highlight random stuff.
     
  22. Dagless macrumors Core

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    My fidgety bit comes from actively shaking my legs. I'll highlight text if I'm going away to do something else so I don't lose my place, though.
     
  23. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I thought it was just me! I always highlight the paragraph/post/etc that I'm reading incase I need to scroll up or down and then I can easily get back to what I was reading before without having to search for it :)
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    The thought never even occurred to me until I read this thread and even then, it doesn't seem to make sense for me to do.
     
  25. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes, if i'm trying to keep a place marker.
     

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