In many situations while working with web inspector you want to get rid of the highlight. There's no clear way of doing this other than click around in too many places until suddenly the highlight is gone.
I guess that's one of the reasons that firebugs way of hihglighting works better. It disappears so it won't get in the way. And only when needed it shows the box.
*** Bug 17222 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This would be especially helpful now that the highlight appears on mouseover. I would dearly love to have a way to turn it off entirely; it jumps all around like a video game and doesn't really add anything of practical use to me.
It does not scroll the page anymore, so highlight on hover works well now. We also match Firebug. Closing this bug.