Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

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Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby Neil Parks on Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:42 pm

"Edit Page" is a Firefox extension that can launch Kompozer.

( Continued from topic http://wysifauthoring.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=495 )

BobCP wrote:It seems to have disappeared from its previous web location. Good thing that I save all the files locally. :roll:

Here's the xpi file: http://www.wwslalom.net/misc/nvu/nvu_edit_03.xpi

and a zipped file xpi file: http://www.wwslalom.net/misc/nvu/nvu_edit_03.zip

According to its description, it was modified from the ieview extension.

If that extension doesn't work, I've got another one called launchy_nvu, but it's an older file.

I tried it and it does work. I did NOT have to rename my kompozer.exe to nvu. I just entered the location of kompozer.exe into the Options screen.

I received an update today. The extension is now called "Edit Page". Here is the extension's home page:

http://paulhelgerman.home.insightbb.com/firefox/editpage.html
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Postby kirby145 on Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:40 am

I downloaded and use now and then it's a great tool.
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Updated and new home

Postby helger on Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:35 pm

Just discovered this posting (been away from the forums for quite some time). I didn't realize there were still people out there using the extension "in the wild." Thank you! 8) Anyway, the home page of the Edit Page extension has moved a couple of times in the past year due to internal corporate drama and then my home ISP being swallowed up by Comcast. Version 0.3.6 is available here:
http://home.comcast.net/~paulhelgerman/firefox/editpage.html
I have updated it for use with Firefox 3 Beta 4 under Windows. For some reason that I haven't been able to figure out yet, I still can't get it working reliably with Firefox under Linux (openSUSE for AMD64). :?

As always, if you have any bug reports or suggestions please let me know.

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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension

Postby helger on Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:56 pm

Version 0.3.9 of Edit Page is posted and available. There are no new features, but I have corrected a JavaScript bug that caused an error message when attempting to load a second (or higher) page in the editor. I have tested it with Firefox 3.5.1 on Windows XP. Special thanks to Peter G. Higgins for reporting the bug and providing detailed information on how to reproduce the problem. :D

If you already have Edit Page installed, Find Updates should work as expected. If you need a link to a web page, use https://home.comcast.net/~paulhelgerman/firefox/editpage.html. If you need a direct link to the updated extension itself, use https://home.comcast.net/~paulhelgerman/firefox/nvu_edit_039.xpi.

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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension

Postby BobCP on Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Paul,

Thanks very much for your efforts. Edit Page is one of my most valuable extensions.
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby kbarb on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:23 pm

Paul - you there by any chance ?

I see I'm posting about 1-1/2 years after the last post, but . . .

Are you still working on this ? I was wondering if you were planning on making it compatible with FF4.

I really like this extension and kind of depend on it, so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks for all you work to develop it by the way.

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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby gregtutor on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:33 pm

I used to use this extension, but moved on to "Web Developer":
http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

(Perhaps because it didn't work with 0.8b3 - I can't remember!)

Web Developer is considerably more powerful, and that may be a disadvantage to those who enjoyed the simplicity of Edit Page. Web Developer allows you to install external applications, which get added to its menu system and can also be called with a keyboard short-cut. To launch KompoZer from Firefox, these days I just hit CTRL-SHIFT-K
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby BobCP on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:29 pm

Currently I'm using an extension called Open With 4.1.0. It can be configured to open the web page with Kompozer, other browsers, or any other editor. Compatible with FF 4.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/open-with/
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby kbarb on Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:54 am

Bob - Thanks ! "Open With" sounds like it's going to do the trick.

Greg . . . >>"Web Developer . . . external applications, which get added to its menu system and can also be called with a keyboard short-cut . . . I just hit CTRL-SHIFT-K" .

So "CTRL-SHIFT-K" is the short-cut that you've set up in Web Developer, and then you're opening the page you're on in FF in Komposer ? Or that keyboard command just launches Komposer with a new blank page ?
[ Btw, how does Web Developer compare to Firebug ? ]

I'm not a developer, but when I'm researching something I keep all my notes as an html/web doc.
When I'm reading them sometimes I need to edit or add on to them, and it's really convenient to have
some kind of "Open With" or "Edit With" extension so I don't have to open up Komposer and then
navigate around to find the document I want to edit.

I used to use Launchy, then "Edit With" - but I see the latter is not going to work with FF4, thus I made that last post.

It looks like "Open With" will work though - thanks !
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby gregtutor on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:16 am

So "CTRL-SHIFT-K" is the short-cut that you've set up in Web Developer, and then you're opening the page you're on in FF in Komposer ? Or that keyboard command just launches Komposer with a new blank page ?
I have set the Menu item to read "Edit with KompoZer" with that shortcut, which is displayed on the menu,, and it opens a new instance of Kompozer with the active page in Firefox ready to edit.

I have KompoZer's "-p" command line switch set in my Windows' Start Menu shortcut, which offers a dialogue to select my chosen User Profile before launching KompoZer. If there is no KompoZer window already open this will appear as with a normal launch. If a KompoZer window is already open the new instance opens with the same profile as the existing window.

(I keep a "Default" User Profile in KompoZer to remind me what most people see but normally use my heavily customised one. See:
http://www.gregtutor.plus.com/kompozer08/software.html#customise )

[ Btw, how does Web Developer compare to Firebug ? ]
I've not investigated Firebug as Web Developer does all I need and much more.
I'm not a developer
Yes you are! If you use KompoZer you are a Web Developer. You could argue that the Web Developer toolbar simply duplicates many of the facilities of KompoZer, but it does some of them so much better than Kompozer, for example, accessing the W3C CSS and HTML validators for both on line and local files.
I used to use Launchy, then "Edit With" - but I see the latter is not going to work with FF4, thus I made that last post.
I recall investigating that but rejected it. I think it was because it didn't work with KompoZer 0.8b3
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby agsone on Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:02 pm

kbarb wrote:[ Btw, how does Web Developer compare to Firebug ? ]

I think they cover much the same ground. Firebug seems to attract a few more plug-ins written by third parties but my position is pretty much the same as Greg, Web Developer does more than enough for me (and the one time I played with Firebug I didn't see any immediate reason to switch).

There is a persistent bug in the Edit HTML tool for Web Developer that I saw reported years ago but is still there. If you edit and save your own files (and this might be Windows specific) it writes an extra line in the head of the file which can subsequently cause issues for IE when the file gets to the web. However the feature is fine for poking around someone else's code and as Greg pointed out it's easy enough to set a proper editor to interact with Web Developer.
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby helger on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:32 pm

BobCP wrote:Currently I'm using an extension called Open With 4.1.0. It can be configured to open the web page with Kompozer, other browsers, or any other editor. Compatible with FF 4.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/open-with/


I just updated the the Edit Page extension to install on Firefox 4.0. However, I don't actually use "Edit Page" myself anymore. I share BobCP's recommendation of the Open With extension. It works well, is hosted by addons.mozilla.org for quality control, and has the added benefit of actually being under active development.

For those wishing to stick with Edit Page for the time being, version 0.3.9.3 is available via the regular update mechanism and from https://home.comcast.net/~paulhelgerman/firefox/.

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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby kbarb on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:51 am

Ah jeeze, I just discovered that I had installed, probably a couple of years ago, both Web Developer and Firebug just to check them out, then forgot I had them.

So in the options for Web Developer I setup the keyboard shortcut for Ctrl+Shift+K and navigated to the location of Komposer.exe, but for some reason the shortcut doesn't work. Nothing happens.

It seems there are two possible places to set this up in Web Dev.
In Firefox :
    1. Tools>>WebDev>>Options>>Options>>ViewSource, and then Add, where you set up the shortcut and path to Komposer.
    That one didn't work at all.
    2. Tools>>WebDev>>Tools>>Edit Tools , and then Add, where you set up the shortcut and path to Komposer.
    That adds Komposer to the menu - and using that menu choice works - but still not the shortcut.
All the other built-in shortcuts work.
Strange.

It'd be great to get it to work though.
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Re: Edit Page--a Firefox extension [KZ 0.7]

Postby gregtutor on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:03 pm

Have you re-started your browser after installing the shortcut in Web Developer?

I always used your option 2 and confess that for ages I could not get a keyboard shortcut to work. However, recently I did succeed and the only thing I can think of that made it work after adding it was quitting and relaunching Firefox.
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