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intermediate Tip #1283: How to edit tips in mozilla using vim - mozex

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created:   July 14, 2006 6:15      complexity:   intermediate
author:   Vladimir Marek      as of Vim:   5.7


This is very similar to vimtip#581. In fact, I'm just trying to shamelessly drag your attention to http://mozex.mozdev.org again. I adopted mozex plugin and I'm continuing it's development. All the installation (and de-installation) issues for any mozilla based browser should be fixed. And there's much more new things (start external editor by hotkey, nice configuration dialog, utf-8 editing and more). Just be sure to install latest development version.

Any comments are welcome.

Hope this helps

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toby@php.net, July 14, 2006 6:39

VIM starts up fine for me, when hitting the hotkey. But when I close it again, the text is not taken to the input box.

I'm running VIM 7.0 on Gentoo and use 'gnome-terminal -e "vim %t"' as the command in Mozex 1.9.3.

Any clue here?

vlmarek@volny.cz, July 14, 2006 7:05

That's weird (ofcourse :) ). Can you make sure that you write to the file before you close vim or try with different editor ? We can take this discussion offline to not clobber the tips area if you wish.


tld=com,user=aharrison,domain=gmail, July 28, 2006 4:57
Excellent.  I hadn't noticed someone had finally taken over mozex development.  I love being able to use vim for textareas!
tld=com,user=aharrison,domain=gmail, July 28, 2006 5:00
Also, I believe using the -f commandline param with vim/gvim will solve the problem with the file disappearing.
Anonymous, July 31, 2006 7:07
Hey, if Mozex does not work for you, you can try Viewsourcewith extension, it works fine for me with gvim (although it does not seem to work to include "xterm -e vim".
In Thunderbird I use "External Editor" extension, which works fine, too. Actually I only do this because I am to lazy to switch to Mutt, which may be way cooler than Thunderbird, but might be a pain in the ass to configure for the first time.
Anonymous, August 12, 2006 2:03
Very nice, but mozex hasn't been updated in ages. It only worked in ancient versions. It was very lovely there, though.
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