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Edit textareas in Google Chrome using any external editor!
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Latest commit c7fb8b4 Aug 25, 2011 @epeli Document broken installation.


Due to updates in both Chrome and Node.js TextareaConnect/Server is currently broken. Also I'm currently bit busy with my other projects so this will have to wait for now. Pull requests are very welcome thou!


TextareaConnect a proof of concept for creating It's All Text! clone for Chrome. Since Chrome API won't allow spawning new external processes TextareaConnect relies on separate http-server, TextareaServer, for starting the external editors.

TextareaConnect & TextareaServer are written using Node.JS, CoffeeScript, node-inotify, and Chrome extension API.



  • Flash textarea when it is updated
  • Show error message on edit request if the server is down
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