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

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Mon Jan 21 22:37:57 PST 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 22:19 -0800, Alex Kleider wrote:
> Riley's post:
> > 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."
> Tom was kind enough to walk me through configuring my laptop to
> (optionally) use gvim (vim-gnome) when entering text while in firefox.
> I'm now at home trying to configure my belmont machine which  is NOT
> running gnome! I've got fluxbox here. So the question becomes, which
> version of vim do I want to download. 
> Can you help, Tom?

I'd go with vim-gtk. 

> Is Vimperator, that Riley mentions, what I want?

Nope, that's something totally different. Allows for vi key bindings for
the firefox browser itself.

Cheers, Tom

> alex
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