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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:
awesome it is one of the addons which still keeps me using firefox even though it is slower than chrome please develop something like this for firefox for android so that i can use this in my android devices......love this addons best way to take online notes thank you
Once Mozilla migrate all API's (development libraries) over to mobile, then I will port the addon to mobile also.
i use this when planning for a flight, taking notes of prices and flight times
displaying the icon in the corner of the window is a nice addition, thank you for this!
i cannot use this because the menu item no longer shows in the context menu, but i used to and it worked great when it did
Likely that another addon is conflicting (e.g Menu Editor)
Can you create a bug here so we can investigate the issue please?
It is working but need some work, no dialog box appear, it won't recognize the save path because the folder name is in Chinese, have to use all English, and the date format is not for US user and I can't change it, plus with that 2 slash in front (hate it), no auto generate file name by title or sq# etc..., just no customization, uninstall for now, will check back when they have a newer version, I heard the next version will have the dialog box, look forward to it, thanks for creating this useful app.
Update : Try the 2.1 version that didn't even work, show the dialog box but can't save any file at all, it couldn't save the path (in English), firefox 24
Dialog box is now implemented in v2.1.7, please re-test:
Need to investigate Chinese folder names.
Date format customization is planned to be implemented in v2.1.8
This addon is fantastic. It is a must have for anyone who is working with sourcing information on a daily basis. It makes my job a lot easier.
Glad it's helpful!
Ich gehöre auf jeden Fall zu denen, die es einfach mögen. Daher ein fettes Danke an dieser Stelle!
You are very welcome!
Sie sind herzlich willkommen!
This is one of my essential add-ons. Fabulous for research or for documenting whatever your passion is, since the Internet is so ephemeral, and that reference might be gone the next time you need it. I use it for font info, but YMMV. Developer is very responsive to suggestions.
Many thanks fleisch!! Your input on this addon is very much appreciated!
This is awesome, i installed it on windows 7 using ff24 and works like a charm!!
simple and fast way to save text
Win 7, FF 24: no 'Save Text to File' option in context menu
EDIT: There's a conflict with 'Menu Editor'
Robert's advice: if you want to keep 'Menu Editor'
install Save Text to File v1.1.5 (turn off automatic updates) - and IT WORKS FINE, thanks!
Can you please create a bug report so we can investigate your issue?
спасибо!! хорошая штука
Ваше добро пожаловать
Nice add, very usefull. Rated
Наконец-то я нашел нормальную альтернативу заметкам в Опере. Работает именно так, как я хочу: сохранение в локальный файл, сохранение исходного URL. Искать среди заметок можно через текстовый редактор. Спасибо большое. Теперь всякие громоздкие тормозные расширения вроде Evernote не нужны.
Finally, I found an alternative to the normal notes in Opera. Works exactly the way I want to: save to a local file, preserving the original URL. Search over notes, you can through a text editor. Thank you very much. Now all sorts of hard extensions like Evernote is not needed.
Спасибо, я ценим ваше мнение! Рад слышать это делает задачи проще для вас
Thank you, I appreciate your feedback! Glad to hear it makes tasks easier for you