A Chrome extension that adds a status bar to <textarea>s (or, ello learns to extend!)
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Monobar: A Chrome extension for text boxen.

Enhance <textarea> elements with a status bar that displays current line, current column (position in the current line) and total character count. Add monospaced font toggle for anything editable (Gmail compose windows, Github issues/comments, etc.).

Inspired by Linus Torvald's Github rant.

Screenshots

Bar:

monobar displays below supported <textareas>

Menu:

context menu for any editable element

Install

From source

  1. Clone the repo: $ git clone git://github.com/ellotheth/chromext-monobar.git
  2. Visit the extension management page in Chrome: Menu --> Tools --> Extensions
  3. Turn on Developer Mode
  4. Click Load unpacked extension... and browse to the repo clone.

From a package

  1. Download the latest version.
  2. Visit the extension management page in Chrome: Menu --> Tools --> Extensions
  3. Drag-and-drop the file onto the Extensions page. (No, seriously, that's how it works.)

Changes

0.3

  • Add a context menu toggle for monospaced fonts in text boxes. From any editable area, right-click and select Toggle monospace font.
  • Make bar design prettier. A little.

0.2

  • Fix the bar positioning on pages with > 1 boxen.

0.1

  • Initial release

Known issues

  • Special-snowflake text boxes (e.g. Google, Facebook, Ideone) don't work.