please can add "replace" option, whit option for replace to nothing, to erase text ?
Thanks for the review catriel!
If you select 'create' as the save mode, this will overwrite any existing text in the file.
Hi! Here are two feature requests - unless they are bug reports - which would make the extension truly excellent.
1/ Line separators in saved text are always \n. However, I'm using the files under Windows, and not all text editors make sense of single \n as line separators. Is it possible to add an option to use \r\n instead?
2/ The add-on works flawlessly if using the context menu on a text selection, and also when using the keyboard shortcut AND the preference dialog box is not displayed. If using the keyboard shortcut and the "Confirm preference dialog" box is checked, then no text is considered to be selected, hence none is saved - not even the current url even though this option is checked as well. Deactivating FindBar Tweak 2b1 solves the problem, but I have some use for that add-on too.
Environment: Win 7/64 Pro, FF 31.1.1 ESR add-on version 2.6.9
Keep the good work!
Thanks for the review chris!
Ill add an option for your first suggestion.
For number 2 though, this sounds like 'FindBar Tweak 2b1' is causing the issue.
An excellent extension that does what it says, and does it well.
Thanks for the review Firebreath!
Please add support for Cyrillic name folders and open dialogue select the folder for saving every time.
At that address is not stored files: ~/Загрузки.
I would like to see only the directory selection dialog, without other options. In this case, fewer clicks of the mouse.
cyrillic name folders working in 2.6.9:
eccezionale addon, sono perso poichè su uno dei miei pc win7, non si installa. cosa potrebbe essere?
Thanks for the review!
The latest version of addon works on Windows 7 for me, see this picture ..
Perhaps you have another addon causing conflicts on the system.
Grazie per la revisione!
L'ultima versione di addon funziona su Windows 7 per me, vedere questa foto ..
Forse avete un altro addon causando conflitti sul sistema.
Really great plugin, but some days ago it stopped working, the addon-icon is gone, the shortcut doesn't work anymore. De installing and reinstalling doesn't fix it .. I use Waterfox 38.0
What can I do?
Thanks for the review S from Berlin!
Do you know when the addon stopped working? I have not released an update since May 2nd.
Also, is the "Save Text to File" context menu item present? If not, are you sure you have not disabled the addon?
If you still experience the issue could you create a bug report to help debug please?
Hey H1, why do you think the wikipedia example is bad?
Крутая штука, удобно пользоваться!
Рад, что тебе понравилось
Glad you like it
i like your addon, i'd like it even more if i had the following options:
filename: datestamp first, then filename.
filenname: only datestamp w/o filename looks like "--2015-03-15"
this is ugly, remove the -- please ;-)
in the txt file it should not read "Date stamp: 2015-03-15
Time stamp: 21-56-51" but only the data in one line.
finally if all is set it might be a good idea to just have an option to put a file name (focus in the field) and save/append/prepend button.
Sure, ill look into those suggestions.
●I'd like to save text area's content. And searchbar & urlbar content too.
●And auto-save specific content (e.g. search bar contents, the content of a specific text area)
Sure, inputs [type="text"] will be in next major release.
Why is this add-on spamming my cookie manager with a fake cookie called "highlightedtexttofile-at-bobbyrne01-dot-org" at every browser startup?
This is now fixed in v2.5.2.
Thanks for pointing this out
The "show widget" setting is not preserved after a full exit and restart - the option is turned off, which is a big nuisance. It does survive a quick restart.
Later: The problem turned out to be caused by an interaction with another addon. It disappeared when the latter was upgraded.
Thanks for review!
Could you create a bug report here with steps to reproduce please?
Hey, this is an excellent addon!
Cannot think of a faster way to save text to a file on my computer, thanks for all your hard work on this!
A question: Text is saved to the Notepad - is it possible to have an option to save it to a Word document?
Thanks for review! There is no 'save to .doc' feature at the moment.
I used this add-on extensively until some time ago when it no longer would save the original layout of the text snippet. Could you please fix it so it retains the formatting.
Thanks for your review.
Could you file a bug here please to track the issue? Providing an example use case of the issue.
Formatting is preserved for me with v2.4.3
I would not want to be without it. I use it every day.
Platform (updated 11/16/14): FF 33.1.1, Mac OS 10.8.5, Save Text To File 2.4.8
Thanks Skepp Tikal, glad you make use of it.
Is it possible to change the keyboard shortcut within the options of this addon ?
I use this addon only with its keyboard shortcut which is shift+F1 to automatically save selected text.
But I changed the the keyboard shortcut with help of addon "keyconfig" = http://mozilla.dorando.at/ from shift+F1 to Strg+Y:
Because when I save text from many opened tabs one finger presses "Strg" and one finger "dances" A-Y-W (= copy all - save selected text - close tab).
There seems to be a conflict between the addons keyconfig and saveTextToFile:
I still use saveTextToFile Version 1.1.4 because when I upgrade higher than Version 2.0. the keyboard shortcut dissappears form the menu inside addon "keyconfig" (cannot be seen any longer in keyconfig and cannot be changed any longer).
Therefore I stick to Version 1.1.4 because with higher Versions I cannot perform my "finger dance" A-Y-W, I "have to" use the default keyboard shortcut which is shift+F1 and which "forces" me to perform "extra finger work".
Thanks for the review!
In version 2.6.3 you can configure/change the shortcut :)
Very simple and very nice addon. Thanks.
Please, check small bugs and improve options.
* If page tiitle include special simbols (:\? and etc.) file creating with this option failed.
For fix replace in Chrome.js this row
fileName = fileName + ".txt";
fileName = fileName.replace(/[\/\\|":*?<>]/g,'_') + ".txt";
* User need formatting date/time with leading zero.
Sample for fix: currentHours = (currentHours < 10 ? "0" : "") + currentHours;
* Add icon to notification:
* Replace string "confirmDialog" to "confirmPanel" in ConfirmPanel.html and localization files for correct localization name of this option.
Despite these comments, I'm glad to use this addon.
Big thanks for this addon.
I have implemented 3 out of your 4 suggestions in v2.2
The remaining suggestion will be implemented in next release.
v2.2 is currently being reviewed by AMO and will be available on this site in a few days.
If you cannot wait, you can download it from here:
Fantastic!! helps me save pieces of text that i need from a website, without having to open different applications
Gets the job one, easy to use.
the number of user preferences is great, i have full control over how my text files are stored on my computer!
saves me time, by not having to copy text and then create a file separately to insert my text.
instead its as simple as 2 mouse clicks.
video demo is brilliant!
Thanks for adding feature to customize the date format (mm/dd/yyyy .. dd/mm/yyyy)
In a future release, could the user pick where the date is inserted in file name e.g at the beginning or at the end?
Love the addon, thanks!
Thanks a lot for listening and fixing the problems so soon...2.1.9 fixes all the problems i was facing with the settings.....
Must have addon for saving text for offline read, better than any other high performance readers addons.....
EDIT1: 1 small suggestion, if you can add, an explaining line for the setting 'confirm settings?', some thing like - asks for setting every-time you save or something similar.
Otherwise the latest 2.1.12 version is great.......
Have been using this for 2-3 months now, by far the quickest way to save notes for offline use later!
10-15 user preferences make this addon very customizable.
definitely 5 stars!
Can I save text to file with date in my own format (Year-Month-Day, for example)?
Feature implemented in v2.1.9: