Re: [dev] [surf] editing textboxes with external command

From: pancake <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:10:41 +0100

We can also use $EDITOR to edit the URL address.

12:16 < pancake> (get uri, write in file, launch $EDITOR, set contents
of file in clipboard, set uri)

A cool thing would be to extrapolate this functionality to also edit
cookies and post data.

Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 11:20:32AM +0000, Kai Hendry wrote:
>> I use a scary Firefox extension "It's all text!" to get my text area
>> editable in vim.
>> Perhaps something like double clicking a textarea (I don't care for
>> editing input type=text), would simply launch $EDITOR on it.
> yes, something like that... I don't know how to get the content of a
> textbox but it should be really simple.
> just make a temporary file, put the current content of the textbox in
> it, launch $EDITOR and read the content of the tempfile when $EDITOR
> exits. That's it. maybe one could even make a user script...
> and, because it's a function, you can assign it to $keybinding or
> $mousebinding. Would be great if somebody could make such a patch or
> tell me how to get the content of a textbox so I could write one
> myself.
> Kind regards
> Moritz
Received on Fri Nov 20 2009 - 12:10:41 UTC

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