Edit with Emacs
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Edit with Emacs


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Allow user to edit web-page textareas with Emacs (and other editors).

Edit with Emacs is an extension for Google's Chrome(ium) browser family that allows you to edit text areas on your browser in a more full featured editor. It does this in conjunction with an "Edit Server" which services requests by the browser. This is because extensions cannot spawn new processes as a security measure. The extension packages native elisp version that can be run inside GNU Emacs itself, just follow the instructions from the options page of the extension. It has been known to work with GNU Emacs and Aquamacs (MacOS); it is presently not compatible with XEmacs. Other example edit servers can be found at the project homepage. There is no reason why other server scripts could not spawn other editors and currently a number of servers support the simple URL based protocol. This extension is licensed under the GPL v3 and development versions can be found at: http://github.com/stsquad/emacs_chrome v1.17 * fix CSS bug causing repeating edit tags * add a 48x48 icon for the Chrome web store * remove unneeded tabs permission v1.16 Extension * allow disabling of switch to settings behaviour * whitelist penguin.linux.test for edit server (ChromeOS/Crostini) * fix context menu on newer Chromes (#158) * honour edit_server_host instead of hard-coding * use the Chrome extension UI to set keyboard shortcuts. * fix handling of spellcheck=false nodes for Gmail (#171, #162) edit-server.el * use make-frame (see updated docs for edit-server-new-frame-alist)

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Jeffrey BauerSep 13, 2020

If you are an emacs user, this extension is essential.

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Peter StephensonNov 5, 2018

Exactly what I needed: huge time saver, thank you.

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Eyal ErezFeb 16, 2018

I wish there was a way to control the font size that gets injected into the text area in gmail. It comes our really small.


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