Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This (and AB+) are the most useful extensions for FF. I simply can't live without them.
I see you have new versions released that now install on FF3beta; however, it still can't open the editor, no matter what I set in the Preferences box.
In the name of all would-be FF3 users, please fix this ;-)
Not yet rated
Finally a complete editor-based browser experience is possible.
If you're a vi(m) user, the combination of add-on Vimperator http://vimperator.mozdev.org/ and this fantastic extension allows the combination of Unix command line efficiency & power with GUI based convenience.
Anyone still using email clients like mutt or pine and text browsers like w3m or lynx now have a viable alternative.
Thank you docwhat.
Slightly confused Not yet rated
Exactly what do we put in the editor box? Otherwise, this seems very useful.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4).
The Editor Box (preferences)
This is the path to your preferred text editor. If you click the browse button, you can navigate to the editor of your choice. Note: If you are using Mac OS X, you should probably leave this alone.
Small bugette Not yet rated
Using 0.8.4 of "Its All Text".
I do like this simple add-on ...
but there is a small bugette. If you enter a textfield using the tab key or back-tab there are some circumstances, which I can not pin down, when you loose the text cursor in the textfield. The workaround is simple. Just click out of the field and then back in and its there.
I am using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20080311 Firefox/18.104.22.168.
I've only noticed this happening on one textfield which is large - tt least 80 char wide by 25 lines. The textfield is a twiki edit topic page. The textfield can be tabbed into first time and all OK, tabbing out and back in again causes the text cursor to vanish. The textfield can be empty.
I've also recently turned on Caret Browsing (f7) but that doesn't seem to make a difference.
But just to re-iterate, then is a lovely simple add-on that does exactly what it says on the tin. I downloaded VIM for windows just so I could feel really at home.
Linux Troubles Rated 5 out of 5 stars
OK, after a bit of effort I got this to work and it seems like exactly what I want. But I did have some troubles getting there.
The first problem was the install failed with a popup error message that include "installLocation has no properties".
This turns out to be a known bug that sometimes afflicts Firefox, due to be fixed in Firefox 3. You can read about it here.
The solution is to go into your firefox profile directory and rename "extensions.rdf" to something else, and then restart Firefox. On Linux my profile directory was found as
where "myusername" is your username, and the ??? are some randomly generated string.
The next problem was that after selecting vi (really vim) as my editor, I would click on the "edit" button and nothing would happen. This turns out to be my fault -- instead of text based text editor, ITA is expecting an editor that would open it's own window, like xemacs. But I wanted to use vi. After some poking I solved this as well.
I created a shell script in my home directory bin. Roughly like this:
charmer cat >> ~/bin/konsole-vim
# Start a window running vim using the passed args
/opt/kde3/bin/konsole -e /usr/bin/vim "$*"
charmer chmod +x ~/bin/konsole-vim
This script starts the KDE version of xterm, and then runs vim inside it,
passing it the filename specified by the "It's All Text" plugin.
Note that this solution is specifc to using the KDE desktop. If you use Gnome you'll need to do something slightly different (replacing konsole with the Gnome equivalent; xterm would probably work for both Gnome and KDE).
Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This extension works great! I'm writing this review with Leafpad right nowThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
The Perfect Diaper! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
For a chronic sufferer of digital diarrhoea, this little add-on is an unlikely combination of the bee's knees, the wasp's nipples, and the bear's balls.
I don't want multiple snazztaztic editors, or a database of pithy snippets, I just want to not blather on in a tiny little textarea where (due to many people's nanoscopic attention span) the last 3 lines of text are immediately forgotten by the reader and flames ensue.
Oh, and the "Remove all Bugs" definitely works on this system! Pity it doesn't remove the OS bugs... sorry, "undocumented features".
Well done, O Author. Eeeeexcellent!
Great and FF3 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great extension. Doesn't work in 3.0 beta 3, but I am hoping that an update is comming soon.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
Fantastic - Can't wait for FF3 support Rated 4 out of 5 stars
As an OS X 10.5 Emacs user, this plugin works very well. I use it with Twiki at home and Confluence at work. Thanks for making my life easier.
I just downloaded FF3 b2 and it states that it is incompatible. I understand the reasoning -- this release is so new.
To the author: I hope you continue your support well into FF3.
I was spending most of my IAT time on a newer version that won't have the memory leak in it. It should also perform better.
Since it was obvious that FF3 was coming quickly, I took some time to fix the "stable" version and bump it's support to (currently) 3.0pre (the current max). I'll also bump it to 3.0 as soon as I can do that (AMO only allows certain versions).
Could be better Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is a good plugin EXCEPT: It installs an EDIT button for the text window, and right-clicking the button brings up a menu of file types to edit. One would think choosing from the menu would start up different editors depending on the file type. Nonetheless, the application only allows one editor. Apparently it just uses this editor for different kinds of files. The developer suggests supplying a script or CMD file to do more complex things, but I think the application should allow individual editors to be associated with individual extensions.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
Totally indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Been using this extension for the better part of a year. On Win XP, I use it in conjunction with Notepad++ as the editor, and aspell. Notepad++ uses aspell spelling dictionaries if installed. For me, this means that I can use one single spellcheck dictionary rather than having a separate one in my text editor and in my browser. My editor for Firefox is the same one I use for everything else, so in this way, It's all Text is extremely handy. If there's anything I hate is having multiple installations of things that really should all be integrated. Next to Adblock Plus and Nosquint, this is my favourite extension.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
10 out of 10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Once you've tried it you can't live without it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
Perfekt für CMS-Admins Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Das ist soo geil! Mit dem Tool kann man perfekt CMS-Inhalte o.ä. bearbeiten. Mit rechtem Mausklick und "open as" sogar mit korrekter html-Auszeichnung.
Great! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works as advertised! Great time-saver and powerful extension. I was looking for something that emulated vi/vim in a textarea, but this is even better! Appreciate developer's sense of humor as well.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
It's All Good! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very, very useful, and its 'debugging' option made me laugh.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
Amazing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome extension. I could use your "remove all bugs" option for all my PHP projects ;-) Can I have your babies?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).
Wow, it has hot keys too! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Finally I discovered that Doctor What added hot keys to It's All Text too. Very nice.
Using It's All Text and Emacs I can now easily add XHTML code to my blog comments etc. (Sometimes they are removed, but that is e-life.)
Thanks very much for It's All Text.
Perfect Performance for OS X User! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I love the way that this Add-on functions for Firefox on OS X. You would think that this is how the browser should behave natively!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.0).
Wonderful Tool Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is a great boon to anyone who does any type of writing on the web. The ability to edit and keep responses saved in MS Word is positively joyful. Well done.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.3).
A miracle extension, but ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.3).
As the author wrote, "It's all text" is really a "miracle extension"! Extremely useful for those who want an "real editor", such as vi or emacs, for entering text in "text areas", and for using webmail. In the past I used to avoid webmail at all costs until I discovered two extensions mozex and "it's all text".
I have been using "it's all text" under debian, ubuntu, windows xp without any problems, however more recently I have miserably failed to make it work under Mac OS X. To configure the vim editor for "it's all text", I have tried
open -a Vim (which works from a bash shell)
/usr/bin/open -a Vim
In every single case I received an error message, usually that the path was incorrect, even thought the path does exist.
However regex works without problem under Mac OS X. It was not able to find at the usual site for firefox extensions, but I found it at http://mozex.mozdev.org/