The process of opening text in an external editor and saving the edited back to the web page works flawlessly. However, there is one issue that makes this pretty unusable for me: Even though the character set is UTF-8 (default), any non-ASCII characters in the text saved back to the browser get replaced with weird characters—diacritics (special characters in other languages), even typographic quotation marks. This happens with any editor I've tried (including Vim, Notepad, LibreOffice), so it's clearly a matter of this addon, not of the external editor. I'm still assuming this is a matter of settings, as no one else seems to have this issue. There even is a five-star review in Japanese below... However, when I copy and paste the Japanese text into an external editor and save it back to Firefox with this addon, all characters are replaced by question marks. Doh. Any help appreciated!
Part of my core FF build.
This feature is built-in to Pentadactyl. Try pressing .
To set up, refer to Simon's answer in this link: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/75652/is-there-a-firefox-add-on-to-use-vim-to-edit-textboxes/27177918#27177918
Firefox's built in editor isn't bad, but for serious text editing it's joy to easily pop the text out into a full featured text editor. Especially helpful at Facebook, where I regularly forget I need to use Ctrl+Enter to create a new line and accidentally post incomplete things.
Abandoned? There are still outstanding bugs with respect to Stylish, but the author is no longer replying to the Stylish developer or updating the extension in any other visible way.
I love this - I have to fill in plenty of forms, update wikis etc at work, and this makes it all bearable!
Awesome! vim everywhere!
It's All Text is the first addon I install whenever I set up Firefox on a new machine. I can't imagine editing text of any size in a simple textarea anymore; having the power of Vim at my fingertips makes writing for the web much more convenient. If you have a favorite text editor, you need this addon!
Really a tremendous add-on....Not sure how I would live without it sometimes. If only it could work with gmail then I would be in heaven :)
It works perfect on my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop!
Great extension! I've used it for years. Works perfectly with gVim in Linux. And can work with the new Gmail by installing the extension from oldcompose.com
I can't express sufficiently what a great add-on this is. There are some detailed instructiuons for its setup for Linux & Mac on Wikipedia:
Using it with gvim - works great!
For editing Wikis and e-mails in Gmail, this plugin is a *must*. I gladely donated to the author to keep up the great work.
Giving 4 stars in anticipation.
Just checking the add-on, right now !!!!!
It's All Text works great for me with Firefox 14 on OS X Lion to edit Mediawiki with the now free and open source Textmate.
This is a great addon that works well on most websites. But, in case of GMail, It works well only when you use basic HTML view.
If you use the Standard view, and try to compose an email, It's all text allows you to edit the address and the subject fields; However, you cannot edit the body of the email using It's all text.
I do most of my work on GMail. I need It's all text to work in GMail. Is there a workaround for this? If yes, there is a monetary contribution coming your way.
Makes Gmail usable.
Useful for editing Wikipedia articles.
Useful whenever you need to edit multi-line texts
I installed this strictly for the purpose of using it at AllPoetry.com, where I critique poems posted by numerous people. It actually works for this, and very well. However, while this addon is enabled I am unable to use the Instant Messenger functionality at the site. So if someone sends me an IM, I have to disable this addon in order to reply, and then reenable it in order to use it for critiquing posts. Pretty annoying.
If not for this, I would give it five stars and send a donation.
If you can file a bug at http://github.com/docwhat/itsalltext or contact me at http://docwhat.org/email I'd appreciate it. I'll take a look into what's going on. I'm not familiar with AllPoetry.com but IAT should *never* remove buttons.
I love this app. I have been using it for years. It is one of the things keeping me in FF.
I am running into a weird issue though, I think I am the only one experiencing it though because I have looked searched and haven't seen anyone else with the issue.
Lately though I have been getting this error:
Component returned failure code: 0x8007000e (NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY) [nsIFileOutputStream.init]
[Break On This Error]
Filtered chrome url chrome://itsalltext/content/cacheobj.js
Anyone have any ideas? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the add-on but no luck. I also flushed my browser memory cache but that didn't help either.
Excellent work, this works brilliantly! A note you may want to add, whether to your preferences, docs, or whatever else, is that stylish needs to have the about:config entry extensions.stylish.editor set to 1, not 0. This tells stylish to use a plain text box for the popup editor, and allows It's All Text to actually update.
I just typed a review using my editor and it got totally lost - there was a blank review until I edited and typed all this.
So one star off.
edit: Hmm very strange, the reply by Christian shows my earlier review, which didnt get onto the mozilla site! Anyway, thanks christian for your reply. I'll check out the wiki, and add a bug ticket if this happens again in a reproducible manner. I put back the star.
This is the email I got for your review. I came here to respond and saw that the review got lost. Very weird:
> Great add on. Didnt realize how much I missed this until I actually thought one day "wonder if there is an addon to do this", and lo and behold.
> A few nits:
> 1. I wish it worked on non-textarea input fields like yahoo mail.
> 2. It's quite slow to put the text back in the area. I wonder what the fade and refresh options are for and whether they will help in this case.
>3. Which brings me to my final nit - the documentation is lacking.
>But that said, I typed above with my crusty old vi editor and this feels so awesome!
1. I wish I could make it work for those, too. But they hide the textarea they submit (if they have one, some don't). The textarea may not be updated until submit time, and finally, most don't accept updates in the textarea themselves.
2. It's because Firefox cannot subscribe to filesystem events to detect the change immediately. Instead, it just checks every few seconds (2 or 3) and then, only if the page that has the texarea has focus. :-(
3. I agree. If you want to help by either outlining what should be done or even writing the documentation at http://github.com/docwhat/itsalltext/wiki I'd appreciate it.
It's still all awesome! Many thanks again.