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List Highlighter for Trello

Make your lists stand out, or make them fade away.

You can use List Highlighter to turn your “Doing” list red, and your “Done” list faded. Or you can colour code your lists for different days of the week, or different teams.

Version 5

Version 5 is now available on all 4 browsers. This was released in response to a change from Trello which stopped List Highlighter from working. This new version streamlines List Highlighter and, with apologies, removes some features. More information, including replacements for the removed features, at: https://beingmrkenny.co.uk/web-extensions/list-highlighter-trello/version-5

I’d like to say thanks to everyone who got in touch regarding this issue. I really wasn’t aware how useful people found this extension, and it was genuinely encouraging to hear from so many lovely people.

Your browser should update the extension automatically. You can manually install it with one of the links below

Download it below

List highlight colour

Normal list

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Vivamus id ipsum faucibus, maximus tellus a, placerat urna consequat.

Nunc vitae odio quis nunc.

Etiam volutpat sapien at eleifend dignissim consectetur adipiscing elit.

Phasellus placerat mauris quis mi.

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Highlighted list

Sit amet sapien feugiat, vestibulum ipsum in, congue leo.

Aliquam egestas orci at dui.

Sed maximus massa sed augue condimentum blandit.

Vivamus quis metus lacinia ante.

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Another list

Vivamus quis metus lacinia ante auctor malesuada eu quis metus.

Duis sed neque sollicitudin, sagittis purus a, suscipit felis hendrerit.

Nunc vitae odio quis nunc.

Id massa dignissim, varius nisi nec, pharetra lorem.

Pellentesque vel mi ut felis euismod.

Cras dapibus massa eu magna porta placerat.

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Contact me

You can email me at beingmrkenny.extensions@gmail.com ✉️

Tip jar

I work a full time job and don’t get to spend as much time on this extension as I wish I could. If you’d like to support development, the easiest way to do it is PayPal.

Firefox and Private Windows

Firefox’s privacy settings allow you to choose whether extensions have access to pages in Private Windows. This helps protect your privacy and gives you greater choice. All extensions are disabled in Private Windows is disbaled by default. This means that if, in a Private Window, you view a website that this extension is configure to work with, it will not function on that website.

If you have configured Firefox to be permanently in Private mode (as I have), all functionality of this extensions will be disabled. If you would like this extension to work in Private Windows, you will need to allow the extension to access to Private Windows. This can be done from the Add-ons page. More information, including how to change privacy settings, is available at Mozilla’s page, Extensions in Private Browsing.

I am an advocate of full user privacy on the internet. Full privacy information about this extension is available below, but to summarise I do not collect any of your data and I never will.


This extension is only tested in the most recent versions of the browsers it is available for. Currently this includes: Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Edge. Please ensure your browser is kept up-to-date as this extension may rely on features only available in the latest available version of your browser. This extension will never rely on browser features that have not yet been released to the general public.

A previous version of this extension used a different tagging format with curly braces: {todo}. From version 4, this is no longer supported.

I cannot guarantee that this extension will not interfere with other extensions or add-ons, especially those extensions which work with the sites this extension work with. If you notice an issue, please get in touch and I will do my best to resolve the issue.


The latest version number of this extension will always be published below. If the version in your browser is greater than that number, this extension may have been compromised. You should uninstall it and get in touch on the email above.

This extension limits itself to trello.com. All extensions can read the page content on sites you visit, as well as tracking your interactions with the page you are visiting. This can also include text you type into forms. For this reason, all extensions undergo a review process before they are available to install. You should consider disabling or uninstalling extensions you no longer use. In Chrome you can also manually limit extensions to specific domains.


This extension stores only your settings. It does not track your behaviour or retain any of your data, nor does it collect any personal information or page content. It does not send any data to analytics services or anywhere else.

The settings you choose are saved by your browser and are not passed to any other service by this extension. If you are signed into Firefox Sync or Chrome’s sync feature, your browser will store those settings in your account and will synchronise them between signed-in computers. These settings are not accessible to the developer of this extension. Synchronisation is not yet supported by Opera.

I don’t have analytics or advertising setup anywhere in this extension or on this website.

The only time I know anything about you or how you use this extension is if you get in touch and tell me yourself.

Extension permissions

This extension has been built to require as few permissions from you as possible. Below is an explanation of the ones that it does.

In Firefox and Opera, site-specific permissions are requested when extensions are installed or updated. Chrome does not have this step on installation, and reports that this extension has access to sites you visit (as it does with all extensions). In any case, this extension limits itself to pages at the relevant domains, and does not access any other sites you visit.


If you want to view the code that powers this extension, the repository is at https://github.com/beingmrkenny/ListHighlighterForTrello.


List Highlighter for Trello uses the following software or portions thereof.

Version history

Dates refer to when the extension was submitted for review. Actual availability dates may vary due to different browsers’ review procedures.