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I find myself reluctant to read code without syntax highlighting. On an almost daily basis, I end up downloading or copy-pasting large blocks of code from a browser window into vim just for the sake of seeing it in color.

Is there a more elegant solution? is there a plugin for firefox or chrome that allows me to apply syntax highlighting to any page?

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You could try this from user scripts –  Conrad Frix Mar 25 '13 at 13:43

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Chrome plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cgjalgdhmbpaacnnejmodfinclbdgaci

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This seems to work as advertised. Unfortunately, it seems to be incompatible with the addon Corad posted, I'll have to disable one to use the other. At any rate, it's a lot better than nothing! thanks! –  TokenMacGuy Dec 24 '10 at 15:01

For Firefox, I would recommend Mozilla Lab's Ubiquity add-on, "an experimental interface based on natural language input".

Syntax highlighting is only one of the many useful commands that comes with the add-on, and as a programmer, I think the command line-like interface should be easy to learn and use.

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