Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks a TON! Works like a charm. I used to use Mozex but that doesn't work
with Firefox 3. But "It's all text" works great though, and does what I want!

Thanks again,

GI

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Preferences changes require a FF restart, each time. Or at least, picking a new editor does. Now I can say that this add-on is superb. Only suggestions are (1) mention that somewhere prominent, (2) grant the ability to switch between editors on the fly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Love the concept, but it doesn't work under FF3 on XP Pro SP2. Can't select either TextPad or Notepad as my editor, so I presume it can't select any editor at present. I would have submitted an issue on docwhat's site, but had issues with the ticketing system and ran out of time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Top indicates 5% CPU usage increase for Fx (so instead of, say, 2% you'll have 7%), when the plugin is enabled. For me- waste of CPU.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Another Linux issue Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Well, thanks for the work ;)

I' had some issues similar to charmster,
the install worked fine, but i could not set the default editor, even
while restating FX (3b5). (some error like : 'The default editor was
not defined ...', while stored in the configuration ...)
Like him, i had to rename 'extensions.rdf' and after restart the
configuration was ok. I can use the contextual menu and the shortcut,
but i can't see any button (nowhere, (t-left, -right ...) but i don't
care about, as long the short-cut work, and this is the case).
I also noticed that a restart is needed for the configuration to take
effect.

Again thks for your work and thks to charmster for his advices.

Regards.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

genial!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

very good idea, gives users a lot of freedom and sves developers o lot of time!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Oh, and to make it work in FF 3 you need to restart FF3 after having set your editor.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great and sorely needed!
Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Wonderful, But... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

That I can write this review in emacs rather than the little textarea on mozilla.org is wonderful. I use It's All Text! almost daily, mostly with the TWiki on our intranet. I have created an emacs major mode associated with a suffix I added to the It's All Text! list, so I can edit TWiki markup very easily.

All is not quite perfect, however. Another has asked for a different command line per suffix so that we needn't create scripts to manage the demultiplexing. While I can handle that in emacs, I can see the value of different command lines for each file type. That idea doesn't go far enough, however. IAT always uses the most recent suffix selected for all pages, but there is a better way: manage a default, but allow us to associate different suffixes with web sites and pages.

IOW, provide a list of suffix/command pairs and allow users to associate a suffix with a web site or even an URL prefix. By the latter I mean that IAT could match the current page's URL against the list of custom URL prefixes. The longest match would provide the suffix to use and, thereby, the command to run. Thus, entries for "https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/reviews" and for "https://addons.mozilla.org" would mean that the former would match when adding reviews for Firefox Add-ons while the latter would match when editing any other form at mozilla.org. With different suffixes associated with each prefix, IAT can run different commands for the two contexts. If no custom prefix matches, then IAT should fall back on a default suffix which the user should be able to specify.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5). 

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So. Handy! Would love to be able to restrict it to only certain domains. Like, I don't really need an edit button on this text box.

Thanks so much for this. Seriously saved my sanity last week when needing to edit a set of wordpress themes for a client that wouldn't give me access to the server.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not working with night build 20-21 April, 08

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008041907 Minefield/3.0pre

Keeps asking for text editor which is full path to Notepad.exe. Also no little edit button on feedback text boxes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

does not work with all text areas Not yet rated

Extension does not work with Gmail mail body text area, but e.g. Textarea sputnik (no longer available) works. Please could you give it a glance? Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

rich text or plain?

Are you editing using rich text or plain? There is a little link above the textarea when composing an email and if it says "

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 ;-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

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.

Ciao!

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:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080311 Firefox/2.0.0.13.

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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4). 

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.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/firefox/+bug/65609
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
~myusername/.mozilla/firefox/????????.default
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[57] cat >> ~/bin/konsole-vim
#!/bin/bash

#
# Start a window running vim using the passed args
#
/opt/kde3/bin/konsole -e /usr/bin/vim "$*"
^D
charmer[58] 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).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.3). 

Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension works great! I'm writing this review with Leafpad right now

This 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!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2). 

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).