Syntax Highlight Code Blocks

Syntax Highlight Code Blocks

Adds a context menu that provides the ability to add syntax hightlighting to code blocks contained in the page.

  • Syntax Highlight Code Blocks
  • Syntax Highlight Code Blocks
  • Syntax Highlight Code Blocks
What is Syntax Highlight Code Blocks?
"Syntax Highlight Code Blocks" is a Chrome extension built for developers which enhances readability of code snippets on webpages. It adds a context menu to enable syntax highlighting on pre > code blocks using highlight.js. This extension also supports multiline pres without code block and various code snippets from
Users: 981 ▼ -12
Rating: 3.25 (8)
Version: 1.4 (Last updated: 2015-05-07)
Creation date: 2015-05-07
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
Size: 25.34K
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Some blogs/websites just put snippets of code inside of a pre > code block without syntax highlighting. This is alright, but for developers reading the code, it would be helpful if it actually included syntax highlighting. This extension, on activation via the context menu, finds all pre > code blocks an highlights them with highlight.js (

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  • Version 1.4 adds support for converting multiline pres (w/no code block)
  • Version 1.3 adds support for magazine code snippets
  • Version 1.2 adds support for library simple code snippets
User reviews
does not launch. returns back to chrome web store.

Cold have an option to choose the language to do the Syntax Highlight.
by Rodrigo Motta Rodrigo Motta, 2016-12-13

How do I use?
by ka pun ka pun, 2016-05-14
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Risk impact

Syntax Highlight Code Blocks is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Syntax Highlight Code Blocks has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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