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Did you know you can add JavaScript to your Textual theme?! TextualScripts makes adding behavior to Textual awesome. It includes jQuery if you're a DOM wussy, and supports CoffeeScript if you're a hipster.

TextualScripts (as you can see from the fork history on Github) began life as "limescripts", authored by the awesome Ryan Florence. It has been (heavily) adapted for use in Textual. Thanks Ryan!


  1. Clone this repository into your Textual Styles directory. You can find it by opening Textual, Preferences > Styles > Open Styles Folder

  2. Replace design.css and userInterface.plist with the style/theme files of your choice. The provided defaults are from the "Astria" theme provided with Textual. You can also edit these files directly.

  3. Launch Textual, open Preferences > Styles and select "TextualScripts" as your style/theme.

Add your own scripts

  1. Create a .js or .coffee file in lib/

  2. Compile it (if it's a .coffee file)

  3. Load it in scripts.js at the bottom like this:



TextualScripts is essentially an event system. When a message is added, a bunch of events are triggered. Do see the examples in lib/, there's also some decent documentation in scripts.js about all the event types you can bind to.


Here's the twitter script:

# You bind to events like 'link'. 'link' will be triggered for every
# anchor tag found in the new message. Read `limescripts.js` to get an
# idea for all the events available.

bind 'link', (href, line) ->
  # href is the link's href
  # line is the top level message element

  # `this` is the anchor element, though its not used in this script
  # most events are bound to an element that makes the most sense

  matches = href.match /http[s]?:\/\/\/(.+)\/status\/(.+)/
  return unless matches
  url = "{matches[2]}.json?callback=?"

  # jQuery is available
  $.getJSON url, (data) ->
    tweet = $ '<span/>'
    tweet.html """
      tweet by: <i class=twitter-user-name>#{}</i>
      <span class=twitter-text>#{data.text}</span>

    # the message element is usually where you want to add stuff
    $(line).find('.message').append tweet

License & Copyright

For all scripts in this repository: