Using Windows Emacs to edit forms in Firefox
Windows Firefox can be configured to use Emacs to edit a text input area in a Web page. Want to edit Wikipedia article in Emacs? It's much more convenient when you can use supporting modes like wikipedia.el. Howabout writing We page's contact feedback form using Emacs editor? Compose a Web based bug reporting form in Emacs? It's all possible.
Project Homepage: <https://github.com/jaalto/project--windows-emacs-client-for-firefox>
- Native Emacs for Windows.
- Cygwin for Windows. Install gcc, make and other build tools
- Firefox for Windows.
- It's All Text Firefox extension.
Configure Emacs to be on "server mode". See Emacs Wiki for more information. Basicly add this to
Copy the *.bat file in this project to Emacs installation directory in Windows that is named
Start Cygwin shell.
Compile and install the helper which the Firefox extension It's all text will be calling
make ROOT="C:/path/to/emacs-NN.N/bin" server all install
In Firefox menu Add-ons, select "options" for extension "It's all text" and point it to compiled eclient.exe
That's it. Have Emacs running (and M-x server-edit), visit any web page (try wikipedia + edit button) and you should be able to edit the page by clicking the blue "edit" icon that appears on mouse hover near the lower right corner of the text input area.