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2nd Nov, 2006

Vim and Firefox


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I've been wishing for a long time that I had a Firefox extension that would let me use vim to edit textareas. I searched for something like that once before, but nothing came up.

Today I tried searching again, and had much better luck. In fact, I found two different ways to do it.

The first involves the viewsourcewith extension, and it's documented pretty well here. It works great in Firefox 1.5 under FreeBSD, but unfortunately it doesn't quite work in Firefox 2 on OS X. Gvim launches with the text just like I expected, but when I save and exit, the changes don't make it back into Firefox.

The second method uses the mozex extension. Unfortunately, mozex won't even install in Firefox 2 yet.

I suppose an extension that works on one of my computers is better than no extension at all. I hope the Mac / Firefox 2 problem gets fixed soon, though.

Edit: The viewsourcewith problem isn't limited to OS X. Firefox 2 made it into the ports tree on FreeBSD today, and the extension doesn't work there either.

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