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

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 21 23:27:48 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
> > 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

as it happens,
although it was vim-gnome that I apt-get installed on the ubuntu
machine (v7.04)
and vim-kde that I apt-get installed on the debian machine (running
	: on both machines  within firefox addons prferences,
I had to browse to /usr/bin/gvim
to get "it's all text" to work.
/usr/bin/vim-kde and /usr/bin/vim-gnome seemed not to work.
Anyway, I've got it running on two machines more and when I get a
chance I'll
get it going on thinkpad for my friend George who is also learning vim.
As you might guess, I'm using vim for the first time in this context.
Thanks a lot, again.
ps oh, and thank you for your efforts to advise re mail set up.

a_kleider at yahoo.com

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