[sf-lug] Follow up to text editing discussions at Monday night's SF-LUG meeting

RBV GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 21 21:51:43 PST 2008


At tonight's (21 January) SF-LUG meeting, the topic of text editors and editing came up in a few brief, unconnected discussions. For those who participated, I'll provide links to some of the tools and toys mentioned in these desultory chats:

First, the "It's all Text" add-on for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4125

"Edit text areas using an external editor, because it's all text! Right click on a text area, select "It's All Text!" and edit the text in the editor of your choice. Alternatively, click on the edit buttons added for your convenience. Right click on the edit buttons for even more options, including preferences."

Second, the (possibly masochistic) Vimperator add-on for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4891

"Vimperator is a free browser add-on for Firefox, which makes it look and behave like the Vim text editor. It has similar key bindings, and you could call it a modal web browser, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in."

Finally, one of my recent happy discoveries in the Ubuntu Feisty repositories is the "lightweight IDE" / text editor Geany: http://geany.uvena.de/Main/HomePage

"Geany is a text editor using the GTK2 toolkit with basic features of an integrated development environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. It supports many file types and has some nice features."

Cheers & enjoy,

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