Edit with VIM text editor

Edit with VIM text editor

Edit an HTML element and all its child nodes in VIM text editor with real-time updates

Edit with VIM text editor
What is Edit with VIM text editor?
Edit with VIM text editor is a powerful Firefox add-on that allows you to edit HTML elements and their child nodes in the VIM text editor. With real-time updates, you can effortlessly make changes to webpages, HTML elements, external CSS and JS files, and more. This add-on supports GUI-based VIM instances like MacVim and gVim, making it convenient for users on various operating systems. Install the native wrapper to enable file write monitoring and seamlessly transfer your changes from the VIM editor to the webpage.
Users: 47 ▲ 1
Rating: 3.00 (4)
Version: 0.1.1 (Last updated: 2019-10-08)
Creation date: 2018-09-01
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
  • notifications
  • contextMenus
Size: 170.99K
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You can use VIM editor for the following actions:

  1. Edit texture or any other text fields in any webpage.
  2. Edit HTML element using the toolbar inspection tool
  3. Edit any HTML element using the devtools
  4. Edit external CSS and JS files

This extension automatically transfers your changes when the generated temporary file gets saved. You can have as many simultaneous editors as you would like. The extension will keep track of these editors for you.

Important note: To use this extension you will need to have a VIM instance that supports GUI (works without a terminal emulator). By default, the extension uses MacVim on Mac and gVim on Windows and Linux operating systems.

Note: To use this extension you will need to install a small native wrapper which allows the extension monitor file writes. You will get the notification about how to install this wrapper on the first usage.

User reviews

While this extension does work, it is in desperate need of better documentation and an improved interface. Not mentioned in the description, a helper script is needed which connects the vim editor to the browser text being edited, a process which you are prompted to do on the first use. To edit a text field in vim, click on the extension icon, then on the text field.
by othalan, 2020-06-15

So, unlike the previous reviewer, I read the docs, and I have gotten things working. It is pretty good. I have been looking for something to replace a long abandoned extension which turned a text box into a VIM editor canvas. This requires a bit more work, but it is just as good! I would suggest updating the docs to make the steps a bit more clear, but other than that, I am happy to have this back.
by Don, 2019-12-08
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Risk impact

Edit with VIM text editor is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Edit with VIM text editor if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Edit with VIM text editor has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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