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Tired of typical web editing?

Have I got a Firefox add-on for you! You can use your favorite editor any time you’re presented with a (typically small, hard to use) edit box on a web page. Just install It’s All Text! in Firefox and a small edit button will appear whenever your cursor is within the edit box.

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Before you use the button, you need to indicate your editor. To do this, right click on the edit button and select Preferences…

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In the resulting dialog, choose Browse and select your browser program of choice. In my case, I use Notepad++ (highly recommended).

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That’s it! We’re all set to use the plugin. When you see the edit button, merely select it and the text (if any) in the edit box will be sent to your editor!

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Enter your text as desired.

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and save it in your editor as often as you like (in this case via Ctrl-S). The edit box in the browser will turn yellow temporarily to tell you the changes have been made!

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That’s it! Much nicer than these teeny-tiny edit boxes! Enjoy.

May 11, 2007 Posted by | Firefox, Mozilla, Tools | Leave a comment