I use auto-highlight-symbol-mode package to auto highlight symbol on point. I found it annoying when I mark a text because the symbol highlight overlaps on my marked text, so I don't see if I marked what I want to mark already.

I have no attachment to auto-highlight-symbol-mode package or anything else, I just looking for a way to have a auto highlight symbol functionality overlapped by text mark background color.

Any solution?


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The solution I ended up with is symbol-overlay package with (setq symbol-overlay-idle-time 0.1) which makes highlighting instant.

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