Currently, when I use Okular, I can either be in highlight mode or text selection mode, but not both at the same time, which is very annoying because, while reading, I often copy excerpts of the text into a note somewhere, so I can have a compact compendium of highlights mixed with my own notes.
Is it possible to hack something inside
okularrc to make all this possible?
This is the type of thing that's seems intuitive enough for it to be inside the settings menu, but I haven't found it yet. Is it there?
I wish this type of behavior — as well as highlighting — were featured in Zathura, but apparently there are no such features there yet. Does anyone know of a Zathura stable fork or similar software that does feature all this? Of course, this isn't really a mandatory part of an answer, just something that I find might be useful to other users also.
There's a similar question to this problem here, where somebody found a solution to it through forking and modifying Okular. But I'm afraid I don't have the know-how nor enough interest to go that far.