Firefox add on for text editing

This could change your life. A little.


  1. #1 Dan J
    June 18, 2009

    You know, I think I could get used to this. Just installed the plugin, and editing comment using gedit now. I usually have a gedit session open for various reasons anyway, so this might come in quite handy.

  2. #2 Erp
    June 18, 2009

    It’s all text is very useful (admittedly I use it on a mac with emacs not on linux).


  3. #3 Jason Thibeault
    June 18, 2009

    Hmm… I dunno. Handy for doing proper editing, I guess. Syntax highlighting on HTML stuff. I’ll try it the next time I write up a big post, though WordPress’ built-in TinyMCE is actually pretty good.

  4. #4 Nick
    June 18, 2009

    Handy, but not quite seamless with Twitter or In both cases it populates the textarea but doesn’t seem to update the “number of characters remaining” until you click inside the box.

  5. #5 anonymous
    June 18, 2009

    not to be too much of a downer, but I would prefer to continue using copy/paste when I want to type enough to want a real editor

  6. #6 george.w
    June 18, 2009

    OK, let’s try this out on a Windoze machine. There’s a little button and when I click on it (having set the preferences), Notepad++ comes up. Now to hit “save”.

    And now for an update. I’ll hit “save” again.

    Probably set it up with GEdit on my Ubuntu machines. Shiny!