Is it possible to edit Textboxes in a browser using VIM or a VIM-Style-Editor?
(On Ubuntu of course)
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If you do not mind having a second window opening, the right option is It's all text extension. I have it configured to use
gVim, and when a TEXTAREA appears, you can see a little button under it and clicking on it will let you use your favorite editor.
As far as I understoond, any browser suits you. So I would recommend you Pentadactyl – an extension for Firefox. Besides vi-like keybindings for browsing / navigation and lots of attendant features, it also provides both possibilities, you’ve asked.
<C-t>or can be configured to start directly when textarea / textbox is focused by
:set noinsertmode. Unfortunately, it seems to be unmaintained now and therefore has several important issues which unlikely to be fixed. For instance it handles non-ASCII characters (like
п) improperly while doing word-movements (
(Both hotkeys can be remapped of course.)