Underlines in my resources

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Michael E. Freeman | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 27 2018 10:05 AM

I apologize in advance.  I'm sure that there are posts related to this, but I do not know what it is called to be able to search for it.  Many of my resources have selections underlined with a pencil icon following.  I'm sure that this is some sort of community sharing of notes or passages that others have found helpful.  Usually, however, I find these underlines distracting.  I would like to turn them off.  Is there a way to do that?

Also, am I sharing my highlights and notes with the community?  I'm not sure that I want to do that.  Not that I want to be selfish, but some of the notes I make are private and personal, and I don't want them to be public.  How can I know if I am sharing my highlights and notes publicly?

Thanks!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 27 2018 10:20 AM

Michael E. Freeman:
I'm sure that this is some sort of community sharing of notes or passages that others have found helpful.  Usually, however, I find these underlines distracting.  I would like to turn them off.  Is there a way to do that?

Yes it is a community sharing of highlights - and is called Popular Highlights.

You can turn it off for a resource - or for all resources - by finding a resource which is showing them, clicking the visual filter menu icon, and finding the "Popular Highlights" options in the Resources section. As you can see for the screenshot.you can enable / disable it for the resource or - from the drop-down menu, enable / disable it for all resources

Michael E. Freeman:
Also, am I sharing my highlights and notes with the community?  I'm not sure that I want to do that.  Not that I want to be selfish, but some of the notes I make are private and personal, and I don't want them to be public.  How can I know if I am sharing my highlights and notes publicly?

Your notes are not shared unless you deliberately create a community note.

Your highlights are not shared but are aggregated and anonymised with highlights made by others and when enough users have highlighted a passage it appears as a Popular Highlight to those who have it enabled.

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Michael E. Freeman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 27 2018 11:18 AM

Done.  Thank you very much!

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