[sf-lug] Follow up to text editing discussions at Monday night's SF-LUG meeting
tom at greenleaftech.net
Tue Jan 22 08:14:59 PST 2008
On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 23:27 -0800, Alex Kleider wrote:
> > 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
> 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.
Yeah, somewhat confusingly, those package names will all
install /usr/bin/gvim. It's just a question of which customizations/GUI
framework it uses.
> 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.
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